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Parc Monceau

#62 of 1,057 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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This is one of the most beautiful parks in Paris, over to the west of the centre and in the nouveau boulevard areas close to the Arc de Triomphe area. It gives you a different... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Montseret, France
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Montseret, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful parks in Paris, over to the west of the centre and in the nouveau boulevard areas close to the Arc de Triomphe area. It gives you a different aspect of the city.

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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On your walks through the 1st, find your way to the beautiful gates and get into 'paris living'. Stroll down the paths or sit and enjoy some conversation. I spent hours every morning chatting with locals and tourists alike .

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this on one of our walks and LOVED it. It's filled with of people walking down the paths, local retirees sitting on benches, and kids since there is a little kids' carousel and an duck pond. I highly recommend taking a walk through here! It's November, but it was plenty warm in a down jacket and jeans.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parc Monceau is only 500m from the Arc de Triomphe but feels like a million miles away. It is a lovely place to come for a relaxing stroll or eat lunch on one of the many park benches.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

On our last day in Paris we were looking for free things to do and this park was one of the suggestions given to me. It is accessible directly from the metro (monceau stop) and is a little gem. There is a shop and cafe but the highlights are the gardens and follies that are scattered throughout the park. It... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The place is nice for everybody, but overall for the ones going with kids. There's a carrouseel and other things to entertain them.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I visited here with my book and relaxed for an afternoon. There were a lot of students, seniors, and moms with babies around. The park is beautiful and filled with statues and fountains. Great to read for an afternoon!

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A lovely place to walk or just sit and people watch. Very relaxing on a glorious Autumn day. Surrounded by what appear expensive but charming apartments

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

An urban oasis; great for family and couple to walk through. Paths wind through the park and are punctuated by Belle Epoque monuments or French artists/writers/poets and their muses. As others mention the two "Less Arts Decoratifs" museums along the edge of the park are interesting. For lunch try Place de Rio de Janeiro.

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Nahariya, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you've been to Paris sufficient times that you don't find frenetic museum-going a necessity, there's a nice book for you called Quiet Paris by Siobhan Wall. It gave us hints for relaxing corners of this busiest of cities. One of these is definitely Parc Monceau, a lovely place to stroll, picnic, and just sit and relax. Before or after... More 

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