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Parc Monceau, Paris

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#10 of 144 in Parks in Paris
Painted by Monet numerous times, Parc Monceau is an elegant green space in the middle of cosmopolitan Paris. Check out the statues, entrance rotunda, and the surrounding mansions. Thanks to city planner Haussmann, this precious slice of parkland was reserved for the enjoyment and leisure of the people of Paris. The park's plan is unusual in France, due to its casual, English-style layout. This contrasts with other Parisian parks, such as the formal Luxembourg Gardens and Tuileries. Scaled-down architectural replicas are scattered through the park, including an Egyptian pyramid, a Dutch windmill, and a Chinese fort. See Parc Monceau and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • This is a beautiful, peaceful, and somewhat hidden gem in Paris. A little off the way of main tourist attractions, but definitely worth the visit. Lovely sculptures, bridges, and gardens.  more »
  • It is interesting to come to Parc Monceau in the early morning. I do not often have the opportunity to set foot in this neighborhood of Richards but the opportunity has come to pass recently. It is striking that this park is a transit Park for the clouds of white collars that pass through each morning to the hiring hours avoiding to go around the outside. What a pity! White collars walking with big strides, nose in their damn cell phone, the leather satchel animated by a pendulum movement accompanying this fast walk (what do I say! this race against the clock), clones all dressed alike, suits fitted, skinny pants, tapered Berlutti, small well-behaved glasses on the tip of the nose (it is indeed important to get to read correctly the quotes of the stock exchange on his computer), Gomina in the hair (the smoothing effect is not that L'oréal with its colorations, in business it also counts, if so think well), short of zombies barely conscious of walking, breathing, thinking, living what. And this column goes down without discontinuation in the main alley that crosses the Park, a spectacular pendulum movement to observe from the top of my little Japanese bridge. I tell you, there is better to do in this park: to land on a bench, to discern the song of the birds, to observe the pretty little colorful chickadee slipping discreetly with a movement of imperceptible wings in a small shrub clinging to a branch head spade trying to Peck a fruit. There is also this carp which I see the stealth shadow coming out of the deck pursuing its silent swimming and its ducks evolving in a group tightened like a squadron of hunters, the Chief first. There are especially these very old trees with huge trunk, original and majestic lines. These statues that invite us to culture. These small stone caves that we imagine fresh inside, with MOSS and water that oozes. A well maintained Park, preserved lawns, a pretty grid full of gilts that surrounds it and fortunately for now, few kiosks for consumption. Not seen any dogwood, I do not know if they are allowed but here is not at the Bois de Vincennes. This is not the place of the Ballad of dogs crazy about freedom. So I, if I come to Parc Monceau, same as passing, even a few minutes, I take the time to observe nature and feast on its discreet spectacle. Follow my example, not the one of those zombies disconnected from real life.
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  • A beautiful park to enjoy in the 17th district in Paris. A great place to enjoy some urban nature. Great for families since there are some activities for children and also have a small coffee break. A very popular place to run/jog. I love it!
  • A lovely park to run or walk around. I spent some time in the morning running around with locals and then went back with my girlfriend to have a walk. A very friendly atmosphere. A lovely way to finish off our trip to Paris. The men's toilets were broken though which meant men and women had to share.
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