A visit to Paris would not be complete without a visit to the world renowned Parc de Monceau, one of the most beautiful and attractive parks in all Paris. Originally the brainchild of the Duke of Orleans who created the park in the 18th century to provide a sort of sanctuary to the people of Paris who felt like getting away from all the noise and chaos that is part and parcel of living in any modern city.
If you are looking for a place to spend some tranquil time away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours, then stop off at the park and enjoy the peace and tranquility, the beautiful flower gardens and the multitude of very interesting sculpture pieces and statues that are scattered throughout the park. The park was originally purchased by the Duke of Orleans who intended to create a beautiful and expansive garden. The Duke did not want the garden to resemble the normal traditional French style of garden which is characterized by very formal shapes and patterns, instead he decided to follow the English style of garden which is far more informal in design and so he commissioned Louis Carmontelle to design it in this manner distinguishing it from all the other gardens in Paris.
There are many different ages and Wonders of the World represented in the Parc de Monceau. Each monument is a replication built to scale of the much larger original. This is a great way to see a number of Wonders of the World without having to go to the original.
Unfortunately for the Duke he was executed during the French Revolution and his beloved park was appropriated by the French Republic and so became open to the public. It was a delightful park appreciated by many, filled with quirky art pieces like a miniature windmill and pyramid as well as a number of statues of famous French characters. In 1860 a grand rotunda was built in the centre of the park and the style of garden was changed to a more traditional French style.
Facts For Your VisitFee: No
Open NowHours This Week:
- Monday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Address: 35 Boulevard de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France
Phone: 01 42 27 39 56
Official Website: Parc Monceau
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|RER A, M1 or M6||Charles de Gaulle - Étoile Station||12 minutes|
How to get to Parc Monceau by Metro / RER
By Metro: Take Metro Line 2 to Monceau Station and you are there or take Metro Line 3 to Villers Station; exit and walk straight west down Blvd de Courcelles to the park entrance.
By RER A or M1 or M6: Make your way to Charles de Gaulle - Étoile Station; take the Hoche Avenue exit and follow Avenue Hoche northeast from the traffic circle all the way to the park gates.
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Ratedout of 5
Lovely grounds, old structures and water features. Quite popular, crowd numbers typical of a city park. Not normally a big fan of inner city parks, but Parc Monceau an exception. Wish a park like Monceau was near my house.
Rob Hissock - 10 days ago
Lush and green, enough space and peacefull. It appeared to me that the French like their rest. In this park there are different heights, there is some body of water to sit at and multiple spots where you can fill up your water bottle. It's clean and quiet and if you're not too fond of burning away in the sun, not to worry: plenty of trees to provide shade. I had a really lovely picknick/dinner with the wife. Also, there are public toilets near the entrance.
Job de Lange - 20 days ago
A go to park in Paris. Good reliable and rather popular park in Paris center. Great choice for those with a car, because parking is usually plentiful. Good for picnics, parties and just to hang out. Seems to be very popular with joggers and people who walk a bit faster than usual.
Mike Smith - 1 month ago
Arguable one of the most beautiful parks in Paris located off of Metro Line 2. The park has restrooms that are almost immaculate. Rides and horses for children. A little restaurant that serves crepes, ice cream and other novelties.
Alexandra Reuter - 1 month ago
One of the most beautiful parks in all of Paris. Has a little lake, beautiful statues, playing ground for the kids, tracks for running, many benches both afar from the bitter tracks and alongside them. This is a popular place to work out, read or go with your kids. There is a carousel and kiosks as well. Highly recommended for any occasion.
Emelie Blad - 2 months ago