At the northwest of the principality, just to the north of La Condamine and Fontvieille districts, we find one of the most charming areas in Monaco, the district of Jardin Exotique. Similar to the district of Les Moneghetti to the east, the area is known for its steep terraced streets, beautiful gardens, and stunning views over the Palais Princier and Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco Ville, as well as Port Hercules and further out to the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea beyond.
Here the magnificent French Alps fall steeply towards the sea creating a fabulous backdrop for one of the quieter districts in the principality. This is a place where residents can enjoy relative peace and tranquillity; perhaps enjoying a stroll through the wonderful Exotic Gardens, from which the district was named, and marvelling at the incredible collection of cacti and succulents on display, a sort of mini-Mexico in the Mediterranean; or a shopping trip at the many excellent shops and boutiques nearby; or maybe just sitting on their balcony and enjoying the views.
This district is only a short distance from the Grande Corniche, the world famous cliff-side road with its unforgettable views, and is handily placed at only thirty kilometres, a thirty-minute drive, from Nice International Airport. It is also very close to the beautiful French villages of Èze and La Turbie.