Being a child in Monaco means living your dreams while being wide-awake, and protected thanks to supervised activities. The Principality acts upon its principles to share its view of the world. Guiding, organizing or inspiring creativity among children begins with their spontaneous questions about the future of the sea, at the Oceanographic Museum, or the diversity of species at the zoo. From the little tourist train to the splendid collection of cars of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, all paths lead to Stars’n Bars, where happy families share a stimulating lifestyle.
Step 1: The prince’s car collection
A devoted fan of automobiles, Prince Rainier III began collecting veteran cars in the late 1950’s. Sports models, gleaming bodywork, legendary performance, royal radiator grilles… on the Terrasses de Fontvieille, a museum collection that is a main player in modern history.
Glamour and fame
Rolls Royce, and a sapphire - blue Sunbeam Alpine convertible… A collector’s dream.
Step 2: Animal kingdom
Over the years, the “Jardin Animalier”, one of the world’s last royal menageries, has welcomed 250 animals belonging to about 50 different species. Exotic birds, turtles, caimans, hippopotamuses, reptiles, primates and farm animals all benefit from a fantastic home, just south of the Rock of Monaco.
Step 3: Paradise for kids
Stars’n Bars is an institution. Cultivating a warm family atmosphere for over 20 years, this entertainment complex on three floors is ideally located on Port Hercule. In up-beat decor housing a collection of sports-related items, its international cuisine includes kids’ menus starring the organic hamburger. A playroom and creative workshops are specifically dedicated to children.
Life in colour
In workshops, the restaurant and on the terrace over-looking the harbour, children reign supreme.
Step 4: The call of the sea
For all ages, the Oceanographic Museum is a voyage. Aqua-riums and collections arouse desires for distant shores, dreams of the high seas. Environmental issues dear to H.S.H. Prince Albert II already lay behind research undertaken by his great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert I of Monaco, when he inaugurated the Museum in 1910.
A rare gem
Inspired by the underwater world and dreams of ad-venture, the Oceanographic Museum celebrates the sea.
Step 5: A ride on board the train
In red and white, the colours of the Principality, Monaco’s little tourist train sets off from the Oceanographic Museum. To discover La Porte de France, La Place d’Armes and its market, Port Hercule and hairpin bends on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Prince’s Palace and the Cathedral.