Located in Paris’ 14th arrondissement, the 15-hectare (37 acre) Parc Montsouris was created by landscape architect Adolphe Alphand, as part of the city’s transformation by Baron Haussmann, a French civic planner of the 19th century.
Situated at the southern edge of Paris, the park is a romantic park in English style, much like Alphand’s Parc des Buttes-Chaumont at the north side of Paris, albeit this one is less spectacular.

The second largest park in Paris proper is a lovely open green space that is suitable for walking, jogging, or just relaxing in the sun. There is also a small lake with its own tiny island, and it attracts a variety of migratory birds and is a great bird-watching location.

ParcMontsouris2ParisFranceParc Montsouris is also very much a place to enjoy great displays of public art. Sculptures date as far back as the mid 1800s, with the most recent being crafted in 1960. Most are done in either bronze or marble and are strategically.

Oddly, a train track cuts right through the park. However, this is hardly noticeable thanks to Alphonse Alphand, who created a sunken trackway lined with pine trees. Two bridges connect either side of the park. Thanks to the presence of the track Parc Montsouris is easily reached by train as the Cité Universitaire stop of the RER train is literally located inside the park.

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