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Le Parc Monceau

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Parc Monceau : 8th arrondissement. Métro : Courcelles.
This chic and elegant park of the Parisian West area is one of rare place  where one can rest with same the grass at the days of summer. A true harmony and haven of peace in privileged district a as well by the opulence of the middle-class residences as by the presence close to many museums of quality, Cernuschi, Camondo, Jacquemart-Andre. Nowadays it is appreciated by the joggers of the district which thread turns like as many rings sanded and by the battalions of children leaving the schools, the Park Monceau has several proud entries worthy of the Stanislas Place of Nancy so much his wrought iron gates are prestigious. Its origin starts in 1787 when the Duke of Chartres, father of Louis-Philippe, made draw close to the village of Monceau, then apart from Paris, an exotic garden. The landscape designers Carmontelle and Blaikie imagined then a strange greenery, filled up artificially restored reliefs naturalness : rivers, rocks, caves. Nowadays a basin surrounded by columns in ruin still remains, the ancient colonnade of Naumachie. In 1793, the Park joined the building of Granting of the farmers general. This rotunda néo-antique was a true toll to recover the taxes of the products which penetrated in the capital. In 1860, the village of Monceau was attached with Paris. The investors, whose Pereire brothers, seized this virgin and wooded plain and undertook in a few years a residential urbanization in the wake of Paris Haussmanien.

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