62 Blvd du Jardin Exotique, Monaco, 98000
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- Recommended for:
- Families with teenagers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation
Expert review of Jardin Exotique
For such a packed place, Monaco crams in a lot of gardens. Whatever the state-let's reputation, it displays a serious concern for nature and beauty. The Jardin Exotique is the most interesting of the lot.
Perched high up at the entrance to the principality, it unravels down the rock-face, covering the descent with an extraordinary collection of cacti and succulents. Some date from early last century and have grown as huge as houses. It’s like wandering through a sort of vertical New Mexico.
Except that the views are more ravishing – way across the sea to the Italian Riviera. Believe me, it’s worth the bus trip up, even if you can’t tell a cactus from a cowslip.
The entry price also gets you into a cave within the gardens full of stalactites and stalagmites (be warned: there are 300 steps) and an on-site museum of pre-history.
Adults 7.20 euros; over-65s 5.50 euros; 6-18 year-olds & students 3.80 euros.
More information on Jardin Exotique:
- Price guide:
- Park / garden, Viewpoint
- 62 Blvd du Jardin Exotique, Monaco, 98000
- +377 93 15 29 80
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Daily, May 15-Sept 15, 9am-7pm; Sept 16-May 14, 9am-6pm.
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Wildlife / Nature