Museums and Gardens in Monaco

Art, history, science: Monaco has some fine museums, and here you can find out how to make the most of them. Also, details on Monegasque gardens...

Monaco has a wide range of fine museums, sites and art galleries with something for everyone. The Principality does not have a short-term museum pass system for tourists, however, the tourist office has the Club Diamant Rouge de Monaco, which is a luxury travel club providing its members with exclusive benefits in hotels, shops restaurants and museums throughout the Principality. More information is available through the Tourist Office.

  • For the Monaco Tourist Office guide to the museums and attractions in the Principality: Click here
  • Monaco Tourist Office
    At: 2A Boulevard des Moulins
    Tel: +377 92 16 61 16 
    Fax: +377 92 16 60 00

Some Highlights of Museums in Monaco

The Oceanographic Museum and the Aquarium: Founded in 1920 by Prince Albert 1er, this museum is entirely dedicated to the sea with an aquarium and exhibitions of the Prince's historical collections. Guided tours in English.

  • At: Avenue Saint-Martin, 98000 Monaco
    Tel: +377 93 15 36 00
    Fax: +377 93 50 52 97
  • Open: All year except the day of the Monaco Grand-Prix

Prince's Palace and State Apartments: The Prince's Palace is the private residence of the ruling Prince, but the State Apartments are open for public visits part of the year. Change of the Guard every day at 11:55 sharp.

  • At: Place du Palais
    Tel: +377 93 25 18 31
    Fax: +377 93 50 81 73
  • Open: daily from June to October

Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs and Collections of the Palace's Historical Archives: Collection of objects and documents relating to the First Empire.

  • At: Place du Palais - Monaco-Ville
    Tel: +377 93 25 18 31
    Fax: +377 93 50 81 73
  • Open: daily, from mid-December to mid-November

Gardens of Monaco

The Exotic Gardens and Observation Cave: Exotic garden bringing together several million species of succulent (a plant species).

  • At: Boulevard du Jardin Exotique
    Tel: +377 93 15 29 80 
    Fax: +377 93 15 29 81
  • Open: daily

Zoological Gardens

  • At: Terrasses de Fontvieille
    Tel: +377 93 50 40 30
    Fax: +377 93 50 81 73
  • Open daily

Japanese Garden: A replica of the elements of nature; mountains, hills, waterfalls, beaches, streams and lakes.

  • At: Avenue Princesse-Grace
  • Open: daily, free entrance