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
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
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