After talking about the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the Gavarni Hotel now presents its new crush… the Parc Montsouris.
An historical green area
Following the Napoléon III’s request, the Parisian park was made under the direction of baron Haussmann, and realized by the engineer Alphand. While its creation, the emperor wanted to get inspiration from parks in London giving Paris a green area on each of its cardinal points. The challenge was successful since the capital then created the Buttes-Chaumont Park and the Serres d’Auteuil.
A place dedicated to fauna and flora
With its British style, the park, that measures 15 hectares, is a special place for animal and floral species. There are 1 400 trees, which are mainly at least hundred-year-old, you can enjoy their shadow when summer is hot and sunny. It’s also an ornithological reserve where you can observe and take pictures of the fauna. Crows and Jays, tufted titmice or nuthatches are some of the most wonderful species to admire. Located near the Cité Universitaire, many students come to the Parc Montsouris to relax. We told you, it’s like Heaven on Earth.
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Until October 28th 2012, the park is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 7:30pm, and during the weekend from 9am to 7:30pm.