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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 to see Parc Montsouris and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paris itinerary builder.
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  • Monsouris is an attractive yet underpromoted suburb of this beautiful vibrant city. We spent a weekend in Paris using accommodation in the university district as our base and quiet frankly spent much ...  more »
  • This is a truly pleasant park to take a walk or have a picnic. There is a large variety of plants in the park, arranged in the style of an English landscape garden - with the view of the true nature t...  more »
  • Beautifully-designed park with a pretty lake and lots of flowers. Popular with Parisians, but tourists seldom find it. Slightly marred by the suburban railroad that runs through the middle. Check out ...  more »
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  • Great place for picnics, exercising or just relaxing and reading a book. It would be perfect with better ice cream shops.
  • Nice getaway park in the city. Calm and relaxing. Good for morning runs.
  • Very nice park. I would have preferred the roads not to be in tar, but maybe necessary to easily manage the rain.
  • Lovely park. An example of what modern France is steadily losing
  • Another lovely park. You'll never regret spending time inside 😍