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“a beautiful green space” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau
35 Boulevard de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France (Batignolles-Monceau)
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Ranked #91 of 1,131 things to do in Paris
Activities: People-watching
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Owner description: This beautiful park, which has inspired many famous paintings, was created in the 18th century for Philippe Egalité, the cousin of Louis XVI and the father of King Louis-Philippe I.
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“a beautiful green space”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Parc Monceau is unusual in France due to its "English" style: its informal layout, curved walkways and randomly placed statues distinguish it from the more traditional, French-style garden. It includes a collection of scaled-down architectural features, or follies--including an Egyptian pyramid, a Chinese fort, a Dutch windmill, and Corinthian pillars. While it might not be a high-priority visit if you do not have much time in Paris, it's still a beautifully appointed park with many nice statues and landscaped areas. After enjoying the park for awhile, be sure to check out Pagoda Paris and the Musee Nissim de Camondo, both of which are a few steps away.

Visited August 2013
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“A green oasis in Paris”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

One of the few truly green spaces within Paris. Loads of joggers, children playing in their well equipped playground, pseudo-Roman statues, flowers, a waterfall - and you can walk over nearly all of it. Plenty of seats everywhere, full of Parisian life, homework, cigar-smokers, children and less noise than the streets.

Visited October 2013
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“One of the few true parks in Paris”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It is a very pleasant walk around the perimeter which you share with joggers. It has a small pond, some greco-roman style features and a small waterfall feature. There is a small shop selling snacks and other goods.

Visited September 2013
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“Where the money lived,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We became familiar with the area first visiting the Musee Commando the reading a interesting family memoir about the Eprussi family, "The Hare with the Amber Eyes". The first section discusses the development of the area and many of residents in banking and arts of course with
with an emphasis on the Ephrussi family. They built great wealth, were among the Jewish makers and shakers, read Rothchilds, the fortune was confiscated by the Nazis. The park was central to the wealth business community's social life

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful Paris Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

When the sun peeks its little head out of the clouds, the Parisians come outside, and so should you! If you are running around Paris to see the sites, you miss the point. Paris IS the site! And a great way to experience it is in one of its beautiful public parks. In the Spring and Summer they are filled with bright flowers of every color, but even in the winter (minus snow or rain!) they are a great place for walk, a picnic, or a few hours with a good book. Parc Morceau is one of the best, near where I stay when I am in Paris. It is large enough to jog in, and filled with trees, fountains, statuary, and surrounded by a lovely iron fence with brass fixtures. It was carefully designed and is meticulously maintained. Go hang out and have a bit of quiche and enjoy the beauty and peace of it. BTW there is a lovely playground for children.

Visited January 2013
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