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Parc Monceau

#65 of 1,088 things to do in Paris
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Neighbourhood: Batignolles-Monceau
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Address: 35 boulevard de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France
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This beautiful park, which has inspired many famous paintings, was created...

This beautiful park, which has inspired many famous paintings, was created in the 18th century for Philippe Egalité, the cousin of Louis XVI and the father of King Louis-Philippe I.

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Exquisite park and surrounding homes.

The Parc Moncea is the loveliest of all Paris's parks. and the surrounding homes are gorgeous, what a place to live. A very human scale and elegant and restrained as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

The Parc Moncea is the loveliest of all Paris's parks. and the surrounding homes are gorgeous, what a place to live. A very human scale and elegant and restrained as well.

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Clichy, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

As I wrote above -for me it's one of the best parks in this city... I come here to find peace and silent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Visited this wonderful park on Wednesday 22nd October this year. Once you go through the gates you are away from the traffic and noise of the streets. The park is dotted with statues of famous people and has along with bridges, imitation ruins tombs pyramids etc. The park is very popular with parents with children as the park caters for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

If you are in Paris for more than a couple of weeks, then drop by this park for a visit. You can combine it with a trip to the Musée Nissim de Camondo and/or Musée Jacquemart-André to fill up an afternoon. There are better parks in Paris but this is worth seeing if you happen to be in the area.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

A nice walk to Musee Jacquemart-Anre from our apartment through this park with it's gardens. Clearly a family gathering park with many children enjoying the day.

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Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

Being a history buff, I really wanted to see Parc Monceau because it was here that the Statue of Liberty was first assembled and put on display for Parisians to see before it was shipped to New York. I'm also a runner and , since the Parc was close to my B&B, I was in Heaven when I entered. There... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

An oasis in central Paris. Each morning the joggers come from all directions and swarm in the gates. All run anti-clockwise in formation but at their own speed. This is a lovely park to stroll, to jog, to read or just contemplate. Well worth a visit especially if you in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely place to just get away from the busy streets and immerse yourself in the tranquil side of Paris. The locals go here so it's also a nice spot to just people watch and observe the local culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

I wanted to spend a day visiting some parcs in Paris I had yet to visit, and this one surprised me the most. I did not expect to find so many charming areas, from the bridge that looked like it came from Venice to the columns that looked like the ruins in Rome which was so impressive. Since it was... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Parc Monceau is a lovely, small park with statuary, ruins, foot bridges, and flowers scattered among thick grass fields and jogging paths. It's also loaded with people, presumably locals who live or work nearby, jogging, walking dogs, strolling children, and relaxing about. That's it. Not particularly interesting for tourists, but a perfectly nice place if you want to escape for... More 

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