Located on the southern flank of the Rocher, the Zoological Gardens were
established in 1954 by Prince Rainier III.
They are home to nearly 250 animals representing about
50 species: exotic birds, turtles, caimans, hippopotamuses, reptiles, primates
and farm animals. None of
the animals here were purchased! What makes Monaco’s Zoological Gardens unique is that
its animals were all donated, or were abandoned or seized by customs. Finally, when the park’s facilities mean that it is no longer possible to guarantee good
living conditions, the animals are then transferred
to more appropriate zoos, as happened, for example, with the
The Zoological Gardens of
Monaco are one of
the last royal menageries in the world.
During your visit, you will be immersed in an almost wild environment right
in the heart of the modern Principality of Monaco. There is a playground inside the park.
Accessibility: The Zoological Gardens are built on the side of the Rocher (small
slopes and inclines), but the visitors’ trail is entirely accessible by
Open everyday, from 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm (last entry at 11.15 and 4.15 pm). Closed on Christmas morning and January 1st from 10 am to 12 pm only.
- Adults: €6
- Children (aged 6–17): €3
- Children under 6: free
Photo credits: Eric Mathon/Palais Princier