Rainier III's Zoological Garden

Les Terrasses de Fontvieille
98000 Monaco

Located on the southern flank of the Rocher, the Rainier III's Zoological Garden 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 Rainier III's Zoological Garden 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 white rhinoceros. The Rainier III's Zoological Garden 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 Rainier III's zoological garden are built on the side of the Rocher (small slopes and inclines), but the visitors’ trail is entirely accessible by wheelchair.

Opening hours

Open everyday, from 9 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 7 pm (last entry 45 minutes before the gardens close (11.15 am and 6.15 pm). Closed on Christmas morning and New Year's morning.


  • Adults: €6
  • Children (aged 6–17): €3
  • Children under 6: free 

Tickets can be purchased online here or via the free Monapass app.

Photo credits: Eric Mathon/Palais Princier