Zoological Gardens

Located on the southern flank of the Rocher, the Zoological Gardens were established in 1954 by Prince Rainier III on his return from one of his trips to Africa. 

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. Five species were brought here when the Zoo at St Jean Cap Ferrat closed for good in 2009. The park offers them a great life and the last word in comfort! 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 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 wheelchair.

  • Adults: €5
  • Children (aged 6–14): €2.50
  • Children under 6: free