Saturday, March 22, 2014

Parc de Monceau - printemps!


Parc de Monceau
The Egyptian Pyramid
(1778)

The Parc Monceau is one of the most elegant parks of Paris and a peaceful oasis of greenery.  In general it is not frequented by tourists but full of nannies and children, families, and office workers at lunch.  You will see many joggers along the paths, pony rides for children, and a delightful carousel, Caroussel de Jules Verne.


A series of statues and busts of artists such as Guy de Maupassant, Frédéric Chopin, Charles Gounod and Alfred de Musset were scattered along the paths in the late 19th – early 20th century.  The large oval pool and its Corinthian columns were restored and are, along with the miniature Egyptian pyramid and the fantasy gravestones, some of the remains of the original park of the Duke of Chartres.


bon weekend



Parc de Monceau
Boulevard de Courcelles
75008, Paris

7 comments:

William Kendall said...

The blossoms are beautiful... and that pyramid appeals to my inner Egyptologist.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

The colours of this season are wonderfully vivid. Spring blossoms hold so much promise…..
Enjoy the weekend Genie.

The Cloth Shed said...

Fond memories of a picnic with friends in lovely Parc Monceau, sitting on the grass, sun shining, good company and lots of joggers running past us....we were worn out watching them!
Julie x

Jane Jazz said...

Such a pretty, interesting park... and it's not everywhere you can see fantasy gravestones :o)

M said...

Another Ahhhh Spring time in Paris moment ... Oh, that we were strolling its paths, again!

Sylvia K said...

No better place to enjoy the beauty and colors of spring than a great park and this looks like a great park indeed! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Genie!! Hope your weekend is going well!!
Hugs
Sylvia

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Love to go to parcs that have just locals even though this is a lovely parc , it is small.