If you love strolling through gardens that have a particular soul and flavour, then treat yourself to a walk in one of the city’s many green spaces, which cover 20% of Monegasque territory. Parks and gardens open their doors and offer many moments of respite. Here’s a few:
- Les Jardins Saint-Martin: located on the famous Rock, between the Palais Princier and the Oceanographic Museum, this verdant setting overlooking the sea is the perfect place to lounge, offering as many surprises as exceptional views of the
- La Petite Afrique: a short walk from the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo, this park with exuberant tropical vegetation gives you a feeling of escape. Half way round, don’t hesitate to sit down on a bench and admire the setting around you: palm trees, fig trees, Ginkgo Biloba, koi pond, etc.. A genuine green escape in the heart of the city where the scents combine with the extravagant shapes of the trees, some of which are more than 100 years
- La Roseraie Princesse Grace et parc paysager de Fontvieille [Princess Grace Rose Garden and Landscape Garden of Fontvieille]: do you want to see “la vie en rose?’ In a park conducive to rest and walking, you will be pleasantly surprised by this garden of elegance and a tribute from Prince Rainier III to his wife. It’s impossible not to succumb to the beauty and the sweet perfume emanating from the 4000 rose bushes of every colour. On the way, you will discover a pond fringed with palm trees and olive trees in the midst of Mediterranean plants, tropical flowers and astonishing contemporary sculptures. Admire, breathe deeply and enjoy this peaceful
If you happen to stay at Hotel Columbus Monte-Carlo, a benchmark boutique hotel, you will be lucky enough to take in views of their magnificent floral space from your terrace while you lounge comfortably in your long chair.