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Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau is often left out of the must-see itineraries due to its location. The park is a favorite local spot and a short distance away from some of the most touristic areas of Paris.

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Why People Visit Parc Monceau


It has lots of elements to explore and discover. Like many places in Paris, the park is ideal for people watching and is frequented by locals of all ages.

The Dukes Follies

The garden, when completed, had a variety of follies- an Italian vineyard, a Dutch windmill, a Roman Colonnade, a miniature ancient Egyptian pyramid, a temple of Mars, Turkish tents, an enchanted grotto, a pond of water lilies, and antique statues.

Pavilion de Chartres

At the main entrance of Parc Monceau on the northern edge, near metro station Courcelles, one can find a classic Doric temple, known as the Pavilion de Chartres.

Sculptures, relics, and paintings

The garden was a favorite of artists like Henri Brispot, Paul Michel Dupuy, Georges Braque, and Roger Guit. Claude Monet painted three tableaus in 1876 and two in 1878.

What’s in and around Parc Monceau?


Manège du Parc Monceau:

A traditional merry-go-round in the Parc where kids can ride horses, a Nautilus vessel, a firetruck, and a tram.

La Pyramide du Parc Monceau:

A Replica of the pyramid of Cheops is a bit of a curiosity! It was installed during the period 1773-1778 when the columns, the arch etc were built.

Musée Nissim de Camondo:

The museum follows one of the saddest stories of Paris where a wealthy Jewish family collected prestigious art and treasured French decorative art of the 18th century only to have it all destroyed during the World Wars. Address: 63 Rue de Monceau.

Musée Jacquemart André:

A Belle Epoque mansion that highlights the fairytale-like life of an art-loving couple who collected rare pieces of art from all over the world. The private art collection highlights 19th-century Parisian life. Address: 158 Bd Haussmann.

Musée Cernuschi:

A mansion built to hold the art treasures collected by a wealthy Italian banker as he traveled across Asia, the museum is now home to rare ancient bronze sculptures from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Address: 7 Av. Velasquez.

Hôtel Menier:

The 8th arrondissement is home to a number of private mansions (known as hôtels particuliers) from the 18th and 19th centuries. Hôtel Menier, the home of a chocolatier, is one such historical landmark equipped with a beautiful facade and a courtyard. Address: 5 Av. Van Dyck.

Pierre Hermé Paris:

The beloved chef has a pastry shop on Boulevard Malesherbes, serving delicious macarons, pastries, and chocolate. Address: 89 Bd Malesherbes.

Pagoda Paris:

Originally built as a hotel, the building was later transformed into a Pagoda that now holds a collection of Chinese and Asian art and antiquities. Address: 48 Rue de Courcelles.

Arc de Triomphe:

The Arc de Triomphe is a 20 min walk from Parc Monceau and offers a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées avenue, and Paris as a whole.

Champs Elysées:

Home to countless shops, Boulevard Champs Elysées is the most famous shopping street in Paris.

Gare Saint Lazare:

The only train station in the west of Paris, Saint Lazare inspired a number of impressionist paintings, especially by Monet. The station’s wonderful architecture almost transports one to a museum.