Monaco may be one of the most built-up countries in the world, with more than 32,000 people within its borders it could be easy to feel a little claustrophobic, but there are still oases of green which may come as a welcome surprise for those looking to invest in Monaco properties.
For tucked in amongst the high-rise apartment blocks and premier Monaco properties are a number of well-maintained parks and gardens, there to be explored and enjoyed by those living in and visiting the Principality, the second smallest nation in the world.
Living in a congested city can be suffocating so we have put together a guide of Monaco’s parks and gardens for our clients looking at property for sale in Monte Carlo:
- The Japanese Garden (Jardin Japonais) is a delightful park on the edge of the water near the Grimaldi Forum and a stone’s throw from many of our central properties for sale in Monaco, which is free to visit from 9am to suneset. The garden is a stylised replica of Japanese landscape with a mountain, hill, waterfall, beach and brook. It’s a wonderfully peaceful place to visit at any time of the day or year.
- The Exotic Garden on Monaco (Jardin Exotique de Monaco) on Boulevard Jardin Exotique is a veritable oasis of calm in the middle of Monaco which has been enjoyed by Monaco residents and visitors alike since it was opened in 1933. It boasts several million species of plants and can be visited from 9am to 7pm during the summer months, and from 9am to 6pm in winter.
- Princess Antoinette Park (Parc Princesse Antoinette) is a charming garden in La Condamine which boasts some enviable bougainvilleas.
- The Casino Gardens are a beautiful series of terraces planted in front of the grandiose Casino de Monte Carlo when it was first built in the mid-1800s. There are some splendid fountains here and it’s the ideal place to come to sit whilst pondering over property for sale in Monte Carlo.
- St Martin Gardens snaked their way around a ridge which hangs on the south-west face of the Rock. The flora here is wild and exotic and those walking here would be forgiven for thinking they were exploring the Mediterranean coast and not strolling in the Principality of Monaco.