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Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Cactuses at the Jardin Exotique

The Jardin Exotique de Monaco (French for "exotic garden of Monaco") is a botanical garden located on a cliffside in Monaco.

History and features

It was opened in 1933, and has a rich collection of over a thousand species of succulent plants, especially cacti.

At the foot of the cliff, ranging in altitude between 98 and 40 metres, there is a large natural underground cave with caverns displaying many stalagmites and stalactites, draperies and columns. It was opened to the public in 1950, but can only be visited with specialized guides.

Evidence of prehistoric human inhabitants has been found in the cave. There is a museum of Prehistoric Anthropology within the Exotic Garden displaying many of those prehistoric remains. It was founded by Prince Albert I in 1902.

Prominent associated person

Among the notable figures prominent in the initiation of the Jardin Exotique de Monaco was local civil engineer Louis Notari, also a noted Monégasque language writer.

External links

  • Jardin Exotique website
  • The Unofficial Guide to the Jardin Exotique with Photo Album

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