Visiting the Parc Montsouris in Paris

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Paris is one of the dream destinations for hordes of tourists around the world. There are hundreds of spots you can visit here. Parc Montsouris is one such spot you should consider visiting during your Paris city tours. This place, built in the English style, opened in the year 1869, and is located in the fourteenth arrondissement of Paris.

Widely spread across 16 hectares of area, this is one of the largest parks in the city. With its beautiful green spaces and landscapes, this park is a top travel destination among locals as well as tourists. It is a great place for a stroll or a jog along one of the many walkways. Of the 1400 trees here, many are hundred years old; including an American Sequoia, a Virginian Poplar, Serbian Elms, and Lebanese Cedar. All along the way, you can see that the trees are labeled, specifying the type and variety of each.

Yet another feature in this park is a one-hectare lake that has a small island waterfall in the center, which is home to many migratory birds. The park is divided into two regions by a rail track crossing it, and there are two bridges that link it together. In addition, there is a four-meter small historic monument named Mire du Sud, which was built in 1806. French astronomers and cartographers used this monument to measure the longitude meridian during 1666 to 1884. Nearby, you can see 135 medallions placed on the meridian line.

Apart from being a park, this place displays many public artworks. You can also see many bronze and marble sculptures in different spots, including a sculpture of Thomas Paine, a sculpture named “Pureté” done by René Baucour, “Premier Frisson” by Costas Valsamis, “Drame au Désert” by Gardet, “La Mort du Lion” by Desca, “Les Naufragés d’Etex” by Singery, and many more.

From May to September, you can enjoy free concerts during the weekends. These cover a variety of shows like jazz, swing, choir, and accordion orchestras. You can also enjoy a 300-meter pony ride here at just 2.50 Euros per person. For children, there are enough playgrounds and in addition, there is a Puppet Theater where performances are held on all Wednesdays (03:00 p.m. and 04:30 p.m.), Saturday (04:30 p.m.), and Sunday (11:30 a.m., 04:30 p.m., and 05:30 p.m.). Ticket price is 3 Euros per head.