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.
Parc 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.