Princess Grace Rose Garden

Although it is located within Fontvieille Park, the Princess Grace Rose Garden is a completely separate garden.

Conceived by Prince Rainier III in memory of his wife Princess Grace, the Rose Garden is laid out according to the principles of an English garden, while retaining a Mediterranean character through the planting of hundred-year-old olive trees. When it was officially opened on 18 June 1984, the rose collection covered an area of 3,000 m2; it was expanded in 2000 and again in 2014 to mark its thirtieth anniversary.

Although the gates bearing H.S.H. Princess Grace’s monogram have been conserved to maintain the garden’s sense of history, the “new” Rose Garden can now be accessed freely, so that visitors can discover it at any time of the day.

The bronze statue of H.S.H. Princess Grace created by sculptor KEES VERKADE in 1983 dominates the garden and watches over the location’s tranquillity. Visitors are invited to enjoy a refreshing break in the central square, laid out around a bronze fountain at the foot of the wall of water, which is lit up at night.

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. 

As part of the modernisation of the Rose Garden, an interactive terminal was installed at one of the entrances to the site. This can be used to identify the location of each rosebush on a map. Visitors are also invited to scan the QR codes on each of the plaques to identify the rosebushes (information available on the Rose Garden website:

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.

Free entry

Photo credits: ©Benjamin Vergély