Monaco launches Prince Rainier III-themed treasure hunt

People of all backgrounds and nationalities have gotten involved with the year-long commemorations of Prince Rainier III, but the government is now reaching out specifically to the younger generation with a fun and interactive treasure hunt around one of the most intriguing exhibits held in his honour.

On Wednesday 18th October, Monaco’s Department of Cultural Affairs announced a special treasure hunt had been launched at the ‘Rainier III: Le Prince Bâtisseur, une ambition pour Monaco’ exhibition on Quai Antoine Ier.  

Specifically targeted at six to 14-year-olds, the treasure hunt employs a character invented by the government called DacODac to take the participating children on a journey made up of games and clues that have been hidden throughout the exhibition site. The aim is to discover a code that opens a safe where the treasure hunter will discover a “treasure”. 

2023 marks the 100th year since the birth of the late Prince Rainier III, who earned the moniker of Monaco’s Builder Prince during his reign, and this year has been all about remembering the great man and his achievements.  

Countless events have been organised by the Committee for the Commemoration of Prince Rainier III, from exhibitions on his love of sailing and of animals to public festivals and special concerts. The ‘Rainier III: Le Prince Bâtisseur, une ambition pour Monaco’ exhibition is just one of many fascinating windows into the life of the father of current sovereign Prince Albert II and the husband of US actress Grace Kelly.  

This new treasure hunt, which will run until 31st December, is a way for Monaco’s younger generation to learn more about the Prince and “his ambitions for Monaco” by picking up some knowledge on the heritage and history of the Principality. 

The treasure hunt is entirely free and can be found at the Salle d’Exposition on 4 Quai Antoine Ier from Tuesday through to Sunday and from 1pm to 7pm.  

For more information on the treasure hunt, email here   

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