Considered one of the most colourful Parisian parks, a local favourite, the Parc Montsouris was opened in 1878, having been designed by Alphand for the Baron Haussmann. A large man-made lake and waterfalls are surrounded by long stretches of gently sloping lawns. Bronze statues are to be found studded around the grounds, amongst the 1,400 trees, including such exotic varieties as the giant sequoia and the ginkgo. The park is featured in the film Cléo de 5 à 7. It is popular among families (there are two playground areas for children) and students.
2 Rue Gazan, 75014 Paris, France
Nearest Transit: Porte d'Orléans (Line No. 4)
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Parc Montsouris and Nearby Attractions on Map
Luxembourg Gardens(2.5 km)
The Jardin du Luxembourg is a formal French garden with lush lawns, tree-lined promenades, terraces, chestnut groves, and ponds over an area of 23 hectares.
St. Etienne du Mont(2.8 km)
Musee Curie(2.5 km)
This charming scientific museum preserves the offices and laboratories of Pierre and Marie Curie, pioneers in the discovery of radioactivity, their instruments, equipment and furniture arranged as it was during their critically important research.
Pantheon (Paris)(2.8 km)
The Pantheon in Paris was originally conceived by Louis XV as a grand neo-Classical church honoring St.
Cimetière de Montparnasse(2.1 km)
The burial place of existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, feminist Simone de Beauvoir (both of whom lived nearby), musician Serge Gainsbourg, artist Man Ray, the poets Charles Baudelaire, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Sainte-Beuve and Marguerite Duras, the founders of the Theatre of the Absurd Samuel Becket and Eugene Ionesco, the sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Ossip Zadkine, the composers Camille de Saint-Saens and César Franck, the actresses Maria Montez and Jean Seberg, the French officer Alfred Dreyfus, the founder of the Larousse encyclopedia Pierre Larousse, the constructor André Citroen and many others.
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain(1.7 km)
The Cartier Foundation is a museum of contemporary art.
Manufacture des Gobelins(1.8 km)
Once the dye works for royalty, it is now a museum.
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