Parc Monceau

Parc de Monceau in Paris will captivate you with its impressive beauty, charm, unique features and monuments

Beautiful Parc Monceau
Beautiful Parc Monceau cc licensed photo by funkyflamenca

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 Visit

Fee: No

Parc Monceau Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Address: 35 Bd de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France

Phone: 01 49 52 53 00

Official Website: Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating This such a lovely park. It is nice for a stroll. Many varieties of plants are in the gardens. The park is surrounded by mansions and other large buildings. As a semi-private park, the mansions have 24 hour access to the park. The park is ornamented with lakes, statues, and architectural features. Entry from Avenue Velazquez will take you through a magnificent gate.
Paul Brothe - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful little park with lots of joggers and people doing yoga or working out. Lots of seating around the perimeter. Carousel for children. A small lake and bridge to take nice photos.
Joanne Parslow - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Such a beautiful place to escape the city noise. The gardens are designed to bring a little bit of country into the city. With a kiosk and carousel, people were enjoying the spring sunshine. They sang about Paris in the Spring and it is so true!
George Lewandowski - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating beautiful park , very big and animal friendly. you can chill on the grass and enjoy coffee at the little kiosk
ross t - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating A park that was built in 1778! Peaceful and lovely park, surrounded by magnificient architecture and botanics. Had a wonderful evening strolling in the park. Truly a great experience when I visitted Paris. Parc Monceau includes statues of famous French figures including Guy de Maupassant, Frédéric Chopin, Charles Gounod, Ambroise Thomas, Alfred de Musset, and Edouard Pailleron. Today, the park has play areas for children and remains very popular with local residents and their families.
Hani M N - 5 months ago

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Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M2Monceau0 minutes
M3Villers7 minutes
RER A, M1 or M6Charles de Gaulle - Étoile Station12 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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