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“exotic garden”(30 reviews)
“jardin exotique”(32 reviews)
“the bus”(21 reviews)
Beautiful tropical gardens surrounding the Observatory Cave, featuring weird rock formations.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
62 Bd du Jardin Exotique, La Condamine 98000, Monaco
+377 93 15 29 80
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All reviews exotic garden jardin exotique the bus guided tour the cliff cacti and succulents every hour monte carlo stunning views anthropology museum on foot entrance fee definitely worth a visit prince's palace walk up steep hillside my opinion
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are more cacti per square metre than I have seen in several visits to Arizona. The ability to walk up and down steps is vital here as the site is situated on the cliff face. Fabulous construction and beautiful flora

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic cactus garden with specimens larger than I thought possible with lots of nooks and crannies to soak in the views. Senior rate of 5 euros was appreciated. Free cave tour (believe every hour) which was really worth the time (about 40...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RBCS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A 24 travel pass for E5.50 is worth it in hilly Monaco. The no. 2 bus goes to all the main tourist sites including these gardens. The paths are all on the cliff side and although are very much up and down could be used...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank curlytail55
Reviewed 10 February 2019

A must when in Monaco. Easy to reach by bus at the 'top of the country'. The views are spectacular and the exotic plants are beautiful. We did the tour of the caves as well, which is included in the entry price and fascinating. Easy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank GeorgeJWM
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A great variety of trees and plants. All colours can be seen here. Very neat and clean. Great for relaxing evenings or summer hot days!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Verashek
Reviewed 6 December 2018

The garden is ho-hum. There's a few art installations and nice shade to escape a hot day but nothing spectacular. It pales into comparison to the ocean horizon view surrounding it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Traveller07700900461
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Great expositions, great views, plants, cave and museum. We had a really nice time. I think it was worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eliza C
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Wish we had left more time to spend here. Interesting not just for the cliffside walk but overall. We only popped in as we had a little time to kill post visiting the palace and the side street shops. We SHOULD have skipped the shops...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sonjabs
Reviewed 9 October 2018

My wife is a horticulturist specialising in succulents, so she was keen to visit the gardens.. We went to Monaco on the train from Nice for a day trip. It was pouring when we arrived and we almost turned back to the station. However, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Romablade
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This garden is absolutely stunning and my all time favourite places on Earth, beautiful views of Monte Carlo and most impressive and exotic cactuses I’v ever seen in my life, walking though this garden feels heavenly and yet tranquil, it’s very picturesque and if you’re...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tamara T
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Response from PagMi | Reviewed this property |
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30 July 2018|
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Response from Hungry-Heather78 | Reviewed this property |
Yes that's no problem it's like a chic cliff top open public garden so totally fine to bring your own food