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Parc Montsouris, Paris

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One of the most colorful Parisian parks, Parc Montsouris was opened in 1878, designed by Alphand for the Baron Haussmann. Long stretches of gently sloping lawns surround a large man-made lake and waterfalls. You'll see bronze statues among the 1,400 trees, which include exotic giant sequoias and ginkgos. The park is featured in the film Cléo de 5 à 7, and is popular with families (there are two playground areas for children) and students. Plan my day in Paris using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • I know this park for a long time. my daughter fed the ducks and swans, the girls took over, even if it is not allowed. Guignol, games for children, swings, ponies and especially large lawns or l you can dive fuck, even in the evening summer. brief Park varied, beautiful. It is worth to go on s relax there.
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  • It's not a very large Park has an entrance gate right next to the train station Cité Univercité. have a hot Lake, with many birds and fish. good for a picnic Sunday Sun has a the area to walk and ´ to run. play it cool, you can reach with Tram T3a direction Porte de Vicences. recommend.
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  • We visited in early October and there were still flowers in bloom. Walking around the lake was nice and there were some totally amazing trees. There were a lot of walkers and joggers and even a yoga c...  more »
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  • It's a lovely park if you know what to expect. Coming from London we always look for wide open spaces to play in. Here it's more muted in that there will be lots of paths for walking, shaded benches to read, relax or canoodle, sloping greens for picnics, badminton or more canoodling, a fountain, a clock tower, some sculptures and a small tasteful play area for kids. More adult in some ways I guess. I know I would love to spend the day here but kids might get more antsy...
  • Enormous and beautiful park especially popular with runners. Nestled in a chic little part of Paris. It is at the southeastern edge of Paris so a bit remote but worth the ride south.
  • Absolutely stunning, the kids loved it so much had to visit twice, on a 3 day visit to Paris. Seeing a small turtle swimming was definitely one of the highlights. Children area has climbing ropes/frames with a totally separated toddlers area.
  • Very hilly 1.2km round trip. There's no flat at all and the hills are pretty gradient. Running there during busy hours will have people in your way so avoid
  • An island of greenery and open space, pretty much in the heart of the city. One of the nicest places in town to just hang out.

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