An Eden for a variety of "succulent" plants landscaped onto a rock face, the garden offers a splendid panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco, as well as of the French and Italian Rivieras.

This public garden, which spreads across a total surface of 11,500 square meters and was inaugurated by Prince Louis II, is the result of a collection of succulent plants started back in 1895, of colossal landscaping work and of an exceptional microclimate.

Paths and bridges allow visitors to stroll around amazing plants of enormous size. The 2400 hours of yearly sunshine produce flowers of varied colors and shapes, all throughout the year. Cacti blossom from spring to summer, and are then followed by the Euphorbia in autumn. In winter, the variegated blossoming of red and yellow Aloes completes the show.

Located right in downtown Monte Carlo (just about everything in Monaco is after all) this arid garden is a gem. Huge koi swim lazily around the ponds and add to the overall beauty of the facility.

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