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
May differ on holidays
- Monday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Address: 35 Bd de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France
Phone: 01 49 52 53 00
Official Website: Parc Monceau
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This park is honestly such a safe space for me…loads to do for kids and even if you’re an adult, the nature is beautiful and the kiosk has excellent snacks and drinks.
Hannia Kempen - a week ago
This enchanting Parisian park isn't just a serene retreat; it's also a perfect setting for a delightful picnic. Picture spreading out a blanket beside the serene pond, indulging in wine, cheese, and a crusty French baguette amidst the Roman columns and statues, adding a touch of gastronomic delight to your relaxing day in this picturesque oasis.
Ir Ke (Nickname) - 5 months ago
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 - 4 weeks ago
Parc de Monceau is a theme park located in the Europe district in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
The garden is beautiful and the spaces are well maintained. There are benches and the possibility of sitting on the grass, a beautiful pond decorated with Roman columns and a willow tree, a play area in addition to many shaded areas.
A romantic and family garden offering very interesting decorative elements. This garden can be an inspiration for artists and ordinary people.
Mohammad Ayoub - 2 months ago
A very nice park full of green, trees, benches, a pond with ducks, lots of wildlife, a carousel for kids and ancient styled buildings and statues. Near the Arc de Triomphe, very close to the metro station, it's a wonderful place to visit and chill by the pond with the ducks, or enjoy a freshly made sweet crepe at the benches underneath the trees.
Bill Peppas - 5 months ago
|Metro / RER Line
|RER A, M1 or M6
|Charles de Gaulle - Étoile Station
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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