Above the Casino, the
“French-style” Boulingrins Gardens offer a magnificent view over Place du
In the centre of
the gardens, a surprising mirror reflects the majestic Casino de Monte-Carlo.
The gardens feature a succession of fountains, pavilions and flowerbeds right
in the heart of Monte-Carlo. The garden was laid out in 1865, at the same
time that the Casino and Hotel de Paris were built.
A little history...
Back in the
seventeenth century, boules game was been played on the paths which cross
through the gardens. The pathways were frequently used by Brits, who
named this place the “green”. Eventually, “bowling green” became “Boulingrins”.
The gardens have undergone numerous transformations, the last of which was
completed in 1989, following the construction of an underground car park cut
out of the rock and covered with concrete paving. The current gardens were laid
out on this paving to offer a pleasant stroll through the jets of water and
Five temporary and futuristic pebbles...
As part of the
scheduled work to knock down the Sporting d’Hiver building, palms, trees and
plants from this garden have been moved temporarily to the greenhouses and
grounds of SBM. The space will be used to host the luxury boutiques of
Monte-Carlo for the duration of the construction project.
Adjoining the Little Africa Gardens, this group has been designed to
feature exotic and lush flora. Palm trees, dwarf lilyturf, birds of paradise,
sacred bamboo, Chinese hibiscus... With such a backdrop, shopping sessions
become a delight. Everything has been conceived with respect for the
environmental charter and Be Green label. A luxurious, peaceful feast for the
senses, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.