Zoological Gardens

Les Terrasses de Fontvieille
98000 Monaco

Located on the southern flank of the Rocher, the Zoological Gardens 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 Monaco’s Zoological Gardens 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 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.

Opening hours

Open everyday, from 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm (last entry at 11.15 and 5.15 pm). Closed on Christmas morning and January 1st from 10 am to 12 pm only.


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

To visit the online ticket office, click ICI. 

Photo credits: Eric Mathon/Palais Princier