Exploring the Cars Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco
Whether you’re interested in its history and culture or just soaking up the glamorous atmosphere, Monaco has something for everyone. You can visit the Prince’s Palace, stroll through Jardin Exotique, explore Villa Paloma and Villa Sauber, or walk around the charming Old Town admiring the pastel buildings and lush vegetation. And if you like rare, collectible cars, Monaco has one amazing exhibit to show you.
Prince Rainier III of Monaco started his automobile collection in the 1950s. Throughout his lifetime, he amassed an impressive number of cars. The collection is now displayed in a modern exhibition space neighbouring the scenic Port Hercule. Known as the Cars Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco, it is home to over 100 classic vehicles. The museum was inaugurated in 1993 and features various cars, ranging from early steam-powered vehicles to modern sports cars.
Some of the most notable cars in his collection include a Chyrsler, ordered specially by Prince Rainier to greet Princess Grace at Port Hercule upon her arrival to Monte Carlo and a Lexus built for the wedding of Prince Albert II to Princess Charlene in 2011.
Another highlight is the 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, which Prince Rainier and Princess Grace used on their wedding day. The car is a classic example of the elegance and luxury that Rolls-Royce is known for and has been meticulously maintained.
The prince’s collection includes several rare and unique Ferraris, including a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, and a 1985 Ferrari Testarossa. Each of these cars is a testament to the prince’s appreciation for Italian engineering and design, and they are all highly sought-after by collectors worldwide.
Prince Rainier III’s car collection is a must-see for any car enthusiast visiting Monaco and a remarkable testimony to his appreciation for the craftsmanship and engineering that goes into making these exquisite, unique vehicles.
Plan Your Visit
The Cars Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco is located at 54 Route de la Piscine, Monaco.
Under 6 yrs: free
6 to 17 yrs + students (proof must be shown): €5