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Parc Montsouris, Paris

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.

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.


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About Parc Montsouris

 2 Rue Gazan, 75014 Paris, France

 +33 1 53 90 67 14

 equipement.paris.fr

Parc Montsouris and Nearby Sights on Map

Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris (C.I.U.P.)

The C

Lion of Belfort

This is a bronze replica in smaller scale of a monument created by Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty in New York, in order to commemorate Denfert-Rochereau, who defended the city of Paris in the 1870/71 war

La Butte aux Cailles

A little district within the district

Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain

The Cartier Foundation is a museum of contemporary art

Left Bank

The Left Bank is the area to the south of the Seine River, comprising the arrondissements of Panthéon, Luxembourg, Palais-Bourbon, Gobelins, and Vaugirard

Luxembourg Gardens

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

Jardin Yitzhak Rabin

Nestled in the centre of the Parc Bercy is a lovely, and truly peaceful, garden with several waterworks and other high-quality landscape-art pieces

Palais du Luxembourg

A richly decorated palace built for Marie de Medici in the early 17th century, currently the French Senate

Manufacture des Gobelins

Once the dye works for royalty, it is now a museum

Cimetière de Montparnasse

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