In this day and age a new craze for gardens has emerged. Without doubt, the Principality of Monaco and its surroundings harbour real treasures in this domain. Careful not to lose its roots under urban development, the Principality has established a solid policy of garden and park development, with more than 250,000 m2 for a city-state of 195ha, which puts its second in Europe, just after Vienna. Everywhere precious rare species mix in harmony with flowers and plants symbolically simple and fresh.

The Exotic Gardens and the Observation Cave

This «extraordinary garden», bringing together several million species of plants known as «succulents», was opened in 1933 and was boldly planted on the rocky mountainside where it blooms superbly; it has today become the object of worldwide admiration. It is the kingdom of nature’s exuberance, its unusual... »Read more

Princess Antoinette Park

Its majestic entrance is decorated with a spectacular curtain of Bougainvilleas. It is the kingdom of the sacred olive tree. This natural site was probably the place for Sunday meetings and country fetes for our ancestors; it has become an amusement park dedicated to children of all ages...  »Read more

Casino Gardens and Terraces

Uphill from the casino, the French style garden of lawns and magnificent fountains sits alongside the “Little Africa” garden, with its exuberant species; downhill, the sun filled terraces lead to the “Hexa Grace”, a striking multicoloured work by Vasarely overlooking the sea.  »Read more

Japanese Garden

A stylized replica of the great outdoors, with its mountain, hill, waterfall, beach and brook, this surprising 7000 m2 park is an authentic work of art created by respecting the strictest principles of the Zen concept of compactness.  »Read more

St Martin Gardens

These gardens where the small paths snake nonchalantly along the ridge hangs on the south-west face of the Rock. It is a thriving environment for the wild Mediterranean flora complemented by a rich display of exotic species. Here and there, the luxury of nature, classic works of art or a clear pool can be... »Read more

Zoological Gardens

Constructed on the side of the southern face of the Grimaldi Rock, this garden was founded in 1954 by HSH Prince Rainier III.It houses some two hundred and fifty animals with around fifty different species, whose comfortable living conditions are quite exemplary.  »Read more

Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden

A small lake bordered by palms and olive trees, laid out over an area of almostfour hectares, presents a charming space full of serenity in the Fontvieille area, where following a footpath, you will discover many contemporary sculptures. The Rose Garden first opened on 18 June 1984. Prince Rainier III wan... »Read more