My dear readers,
On a beautiful sunny Sunday, Elena and I dreamed of nature and escape. We then went to the district of Montsouris located in the 14th arrondissement.
The feeling of being away from it all was complete when we discovered the Montsouris Park. Created under Napoleon III, this typical Hausmannian park has no less than 1400 trees, often centenarian.
I now consider it as one of the most beautiful parks in Paris.
The name "Mont Souris" comes from the time when rodents proliferated in this area, when the Briève still existed.
The park is home to a lake, beautiful statues and remarkable trees. We had the chance to observe many species of birds during our walk.
It is a haven of peace, ideal for a romantic stroll in the shade of plane trees. Parc de Montsouris has given us moments of charm along winding paths and vast lawns.
My dear readers, let me share with you the rest of our walk which was even more surprising!
A timeless impression
The narrow streets that run along the park do not lack charm. The paved paths are lined with small houses hidden in lush greenery. Glycine, virgin and plants of all horizons gives us the impression of being in the countryside.
We discovered in the heart of this district, one of the most beautiful street of Paris. Adjoining the main street Raymond-Losserand, the picturesque little alley is a real islet of calm and greenery.
We were far from the noise of the city. Some houses look like small cottages giving the impression that you are in the mountains.
In addition to offering a singular place to visit, the neighbourhood presents a rich architectural and artistic history. The magnificent houses, in the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, where many artists lived, were designed by famous architects such as Corbusier and Gilles Buisson.
I keep a melancholy and sweet memory of this day and I invite you, dear readers, to enjoy its peaceful streets, their silence and their greenery.
See you soon!