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Exotic Garden, Residential area of Monaco

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Exotic Garden, Residential area of Monaco

Located on the heights of the Principality, the Exotic Garden is a pleasant residential area offering a very good quality of life. Spread between the districts of Monte-Carlo and Cap d'Ail in the west of Monaco, this area is highly sought after by families who wish to buy an apartment with large areas in the heart of a quiet area. Focus on this lesser-known distruict of the Principality.

The Botanical Garden and its History.

Overlooking the Rocher, the Exotic Garden is a historic district of the Principality. Long before the first Grimaldi, Princes from Genoa in Italy, settled in this small middle-age village, it is in the heart of the Exotic Garden that have been found the first traces of life in the Principality. The Botanical Garden also houses a cave near which traces of the presence of prehistoric men have been noted. Along the paths lined with hundreds of various plant species, you can explore this cave which goes down from a hundred meters in altitude almost to the sea level.

Since Augustin Gastaud, who was the first to install his collection of succulent plants there at the end of the 19th century, the Exotic Garden has developed and has finally become the magnificent green space that we know, offering spectacular landscapes on the sea, from the Italian coasts to the Esterel mountains. The youngest will be fascinated by the expedition to the heart of the cave which traditionally ends with a visit to the Museum of Anthropology of Monaco.

Jardin Exotique    Jardin Exotique
Crédits: Jardin Exotique de Monaco                     

The Exotic Garden district.

On a high position, this district has long been considered the outskirts of Monaco. Benefiting from an exceptional view of the Rocher and the sea, each of the different zones draws its advantages from its own situation.

First, there is the Belgique Sector. This district articulated around the Boulevard de Belgique is very pleasant. Located above the Condamine district, it benefits from very quick and easy access to the Port Hercule. On the Italian side, you will find an elevator allowing to reach the train station or the Quai John Kennedy and Yacht Club of Monaco. within a short walk. On the Nice side, the public lifts from the city bring you directly to Place d'Armes and to Fontvieille district in as much time. The Boulevard de Belgique remains a quiet and very pleasant area of the Principality. The residences there are mostly modern, built between the 1960s and the present day. These are the Beverly Palace, the Herakleia, the Pavillion Diana or the Oiseau Bleu. At the end of the Boulevard de Belgique is the Monaco Hospital, Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, which is currently being extended.

The Moneghetti Sector is the intermediate district of the Exotic Garden. With a charming square on which a local market often sets up, the Moneghetti district includes a section of older and more typical buildings with local shops, including a bakery, a bank, a grocery store... and even a small theater. This area reminds us of the style of Monegasque houses, with beautiful Bourgeois facades, typical of the beginning of the 20th century.

Finally, the Exotic Garden and Avenue Hector Otto sector. On the heights of the Principality, magnificent contemporary residences have been built, such as the Simona, the Monte-Carlo View, the Garden House, and the Ligures, the only residence in Monaco offering a private tennis court for its residents. This part of the district, benefiting from a dominant position, took advantage of less sought-after spaces and thus offered buildings consisting of spacious family apartments. In addition, the magnificent Parc Princesse Antoinette is only a few steps away. Located between Boulevard du Jardin Exotique and Boulevard de Belgique, this exceptional landscaped garden is ideal for families with young children. The spaces are carefully planted with very tall trees and there are playgrounds for children, a small pet garden, a mini-golf course… The town hall of Monaco even offers the possibility of organizing family events there.

Vue depuis le quartier du Jardin Exotique    Vue depuis le quartier du Jardin Exotique
Views from the district of the Jardin Exotique - Crédits: Monte-Carlo Sotheby's International Realty

Real estate in the Exotic Garden District.

With more spacious apartments than in the Condamine or in the Carré d’Or, the Exotic Garden has gradually attracted a family clientele. Young couples are seduced by the apartments for sale in new residences, with larger living areas and panoramic views, gardens and schools only a few steps from there. Slightly set back from the tumultuous life of the Carré d'Or, the services of these apartments for sale are more attractive and the prices more interesting than in the city center. New very luxury residences have recently emerged in this district: the Exotic residence for example, offering high quality new apartments with exceptional views of the Mediterranean.

The Exotic garden also offers some emblematic villas of the Principality. Among them, the Villa Troglodyte recently completed and built in the rocks. Other villas, such as the Villa d'Ispahan, older but offering unparalleled charm, sit majestically in this residential area of Monaco.

Villa Troglodyte    Villa d'Ispahan
Villa Troglodtyre - Crédits: Loic Thebaud                                                               Villa d'Ispahan - Crédits: Anne-Sophie Fontanet / L'Observateur de Monaco.

Read our article on Villas in Monaco.

Our Agency Monte-Carlo Sotheby’s International Realty eis pleased to offer you a selection of properties for sale and for rent in the Jardin Exotique district in Monaco.