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Parc Montsouris

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The perfect French city park

Montsouris is wonderful any time of year. I've been coming here for decades, and today, on a bright, sunny December day there were the black swans swimming in the pond, people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Montsouris is wonderful any time of year. I've been coming here for decades, and today, on a bright, sunny December day there were the black swans swimming in the pond, people reading, other people jogging, and the beautiful trees and verdant grass. On weekends, in good weather, it is a splendid place for children. There is a playground, a merry-go-round,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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135 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Definitely a must if you love large green spaces, a lake, beautiful trees, birds and history. Located in the south of Paris - in the 14th arrondissement, popular with joggers or taking a stroll to decompress. A well kept secret is La Petite Ceinture or little belt railway - An abandoned railway built more than 150 yrs ago in the... More 

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Paris, France
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60 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A nice green space south of the capital, with a charming lake Located in the fourteenth arrondissement, this "large garden" is home to numerous plant species, where many different birds live. Its construction was decided under the second empire with Baron Haussmann (1860), the international campus is nearby, making it a living place; children come to learn to ride a... More 

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Villebon-sur-Yvette, France
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is one of my favorite parts of Paris. The parc itself is not big, but there is something charming about this place. In the summer often you can see classes of dance,or other things. You can picnic, in the nice days. Nice to visit with friends, family,love...

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Paris, France
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very nice place to walk and for kids. You can find kid's playground. It's a very big garden. They can do phoney ride also.

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Thank Ouriginale
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Paris many times in the past and one place I always wish I could take with me is this park! Beautiful to take a stroll or morning run. Has nice lakes and large grass areas, perfect for a picnic. Occasional musicians playing guitar and singing too.

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Thank Serena W
London
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just over the road from RER Cite Universitaire is this lovely park. Feels very different from the formal layouts of Parisian parks - because it was set out in the English style. Plenty of grassy space to picnic or read or just relax. Play areas and ice cream for children. A few eateries - high end formal outdoor restaurant and... More 

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Brest, France
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Really beautiful park from many Parisian parks. Great for walking, relaxing, running. The cafes are a bit expensive, but then it's still Paris. Surprisingly clean compared to the streets around it.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While we have made many trips to Paris, we didn't discover the Parc Montsouris until someone lent us an apartment nearby. It has the character of a neighborhood park, with the usual attractions, and the beauty of a great park. Napoleon III and baron Haussmann wanted to create a natural landscape while also providing well designed walkways and plantings. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our hotel clerk recommended this park to us when we were telling him we wanted to visit some of the parks during our stay! It is THE most wonderful place - the Sunday morning joggers thought so too! An interesting walk led us past black swans on the lake, pony rides for children, a play area, gentle slopes, a restaurant... More 

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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.
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