Fontvieille Park encircles the Big Top, providing the district with an urban landscaped park that is much appreciated by families. It features Mediterranean plants such as olive, pine and cypress trees alongside more exotic species like Strelitzias, Stenocarpus and Araucarias.
Free entrance from 9 am to 6 pm/7 pm (depending on season)
2, Av. Prince Albert - 98000 Monaco
Princess Antoinette Park
Princess Antoinette Park is a special place – a hectare which is home to hundred-year-old olive trees. This “green lung” at the heart of the Principality is first and foremost a garden for children, offering activities suitable for all ages.
Free entry from 8.30 am (closing time dependent on time of year)
Accessibility: people with reduced mobility can enjoy full access to the park (be careful of slopes and inclines). A swing in the shape of a saucer, which is particularly suitable for children with disabilities, can be used by all children aged over 2 years old and less than 155 cm tall.
54 bis, boulevard du Jardin Exotique
Princess Grace Rose Garden
Although it is located within Fontvieille Park, the Princess Grace Rose Garden is a completely separate garden.
Throughout the 5,000 m2 of the Rose Garden, visitors can discover more than 315 varieties of rosebush, with a total of 6,000 rosebushes divided into seven themes.
All of the site’s maintenance activities and the events offered throughout the year have resulted in it being awarded the Espace Végétal Ecologique (EVE) certification by Ecocert.
Accessibility: The Rose Garden and Fontvieille Park are accessible to those with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. All slopes are gentle and accessible toilet facilities are available.
Avenue des Guelfes
+377 92 16 61 16
Square Théodore Gastaud
Officially opened in 1923 and redeveloped in 2000 during construction of an underground car park, Square Gastaud owes its name to a Monegasque architect known for his political activities.
Located in the heart of the Condamine district, this square bordered by olive trees pruned in “Tuscan” style, is home to a bandstand designed according to Romantic principles, which hosts numerous events every summer.
St Martin Gardens
The Principality’s first public garden, opened in 1816, was built on an abandoned plot in order to provide work for residents when famine hit the Principality.
Accessibility: access for people with reduced mobility is located opposite the cathedral or in front of the Oceanographic Museum esplanade. Be aware that there are some quite steep slopes.
The Casino Gardens
The gardens of the Société des Bains de Mer are very closely linked to the development of a particular part of the Principality of Monaco: Monte-Carlo. The area took off in around 1893 when the Casino was established on Spélugues rock, which was previously parched and bare.
Place du Casino
The Exotic Garden and Observatory Cave
This “extraordinary garden” brings together thousands of so-called “succulent” plant species. It was inaugurated in 1933 and boldly established on the side of the rock, where it has flourished, now drawing admiration from all over the world.
Accessibility: Pushchairs are not permitted in the garden (they may be left at the entrance).
Due to the topography of the garden, accessibility for wheelchair users is limited to the flat area at the entrance to the exhibition hall.
The stunning panorama over the Principality and the Riviera is accessible.
Wheelchair users enjoy free entry and reduced rates are available for their companions.
People with disabilities will be charged a reduced rate on presentation of their disability card.
The Cave is not accessible by wheelchair and people with reduced mobility will find access difficult due to the numerous steps and narrow passageways).
62 Boulevard du Jardin Exotique
The Japanese Garden
This garden, created in 1994 at the request of Prince Rainier III in accordance with the strictest principles of Zen design by landscape architect Yasuo Beppu (Grand Prix at the Osaka Flower Exhibition in 1990), transports visitors to the land of the rising sun, even as they remain in the Principality.
Opening hours: 9 am to 5.45 pm or 6.45 pm (depending on season)
The garden has been awarded the EVE certification by ECOCERT
Accessibility: the majority of the garden is accessible
Located on the southern flank of the Rocher, the Zoological Gardens were established in 1954 by Prince Rainier III on his return from one of his trips to Africa.
Accessibility: The Zoological Gardens are built on the side of the Rocher (small slopes and inclines), but the visitors’ trail is entirely accessible by wheelchair.
Children (aged 6–14): €2.50
Children under 6: free
Les Terrasses de Fontvieille