Collection of vintage cars Prince of Monaco
“This is not a car museum, but a private collection of antique cars of all ages and all countries. Available to everyone or prestigious, they were the masterpieces of their time and I really liked it, ”is how Prince Rainier III defines this collection of antique cars. In the small world of lovers and collectors, there are many people who share His Highness’s interest in these cars, but few of them have the privilege and opportunity to visit the prince’s garage and, thus, personally witness his great impulse of passion. Currently, more than one hundred exhibits are offered to the general public for general enjoyment.
This collection of cars does not adhere to a strict chronological framework. It was just that the sovereign prince decided in it to show evolution in the history of mechanics. Continue reading
Monaco in the late XVIII – early XIX centuries
During the period of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. All possessions of the Monaco prince in France were lost after the French Constituent Assembly abolished feudal rights on the night of August 4, 1789. Initially, the meeting upheld the Peronn Treaty and even intended to compensate the prince for the loss of his property, valued at 273,786 francs. However, after the overthrow of the French king in 1792, this project was abandoned. Honore III’s references to the Treaty of Perno were unsuccessful, and by the time the prince died in 1795, the financial well-being of the dynasty was already undermined.
Napoleon Bonaparte In Monaco itself, a struggle broke out between the two parties. One of them advocated maintaining the sovereignty of the principality. Continue reading