Parc Monceau is a public park situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France, at the junction of Boulevard de Courcelles, Rue de Prony and Rue Georges Berger. The entrance to Paris Métro station Monceau is located at the park's main entrance. The park covers an area of over 8 hectares.
The park was established by Phillippe d'Orléans, Duke of Chartres, who begun purchasing the land where the park is located and later decided to create a public park.
The park is unusual in France due to its "English" style: its informal layout, curved walkways and randomly placed statues distinguish it from the more traditional, French-style garden. It includes a collection of scaled-down architectural features, or follies — including an Egyptian pyramid, a Chinese fort, a Dutch windmill, and Corinthian pillars.
While The Duke was a supporter of the ideas of the French Revolution, he was guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1793, and the park was nationalized.
In 1797, Parc Monceau was the site of the first silk parachute jump, when André-Jacques Garnerin landed there.
Address: 35 boulevard de Courcelles, Paris
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Chastel , Beveren, Belgium, 2015-05-13
I recently visited Parc Monceau in Paris. I was pleasantly charmed by this park. It may not be as well known as Jardin des Tuileries or Jardin du Luxembourg, but I liked it better so it is definitely... read full review
One of the most pleasant and beautiful parks in Paris!
Konstantin R , Barcelona, Spain, 2015-05-08
From the first rays of sun lawns Parc Monceau are taken over by all Parisian avid outdoors, freshness and friendliness. Quiet oasis in the middle of a dense neighborhood and active, all lovers of... read full review
Not just another minor Paris park AND you can sit on the grass (but take your own toilet paper)
leni_away , Paris, France, 2015-05-07
There is no doubt that the Tuileries and Luxembourg Gardens are the cream of Paris parks, but there are other parks well worth a look. The Bois de Boulogne is one, but it's not that easy to get to... read full review
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  • Carlos, 08-08-2014

    It's the fanciest park to run in Paris: ~1km per lap and free wifi.

  • Parisian Geek, 26-10-2013

    Prestigieux parc de Paris, le Parc Monceau invite à la promenade & au calme. Les ruines et le bassin lui donne une touche romantique. De plus à l'entrée ouest apprécier une vue sur l'Arc de Triomphe.

  • European Parliament, 21-10-2013

    An English garden in the middle of Paris? Believe it: founder the Duke of Chartres was an anglophile! Its serenity at the heart of this world capital is much admired by President Martin Schulz.

  • Nicolas, 30-08-2013

    Parfait petit parc pour se détendre avec ses amis et pour admirer les plus belles joggeuses de Paris...

  • Natalia, 17-07-2013

    Great park with a nice lake, caroussel and pony ride for kids. And it also has wifi.

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