A Bucolic Paris

A Bucolic Paris

Bucolic sidewalk

On a beautiful sunny Sunday, I was dreaming of nature and escape. I then headed to the Montsouris district located in the 14th arrondissement. The change of scenery was total when I discovered the Montsouris garden. Created under Napoleon III, this typical Haussmann park has no less than 1400 trees, often century-old. I now consider it one of the most beautiful parks in Paris. 

The name "Mont Souris" comes from the time when rodents proliferated in this district, when the Briève still existed. The park is home to a lake, beautiful statues and remarkable trees. I had the opportunity to observe many species of birds during this walk. It is a haven of peace, ideal for a romantic stroll in the shade of the plane trees. The Parc de Montsouris offered me moments of charm along winding paths and vast lawns. 

Artistic history

The small alleys along the park are not lacking in charm. The paved alleys are lined with small houses hidden in a green setting. Glycine, virgin and plants from all walks of life give us the impression of being in the countryside.  

I discovered in the heart of this district, one of the most beautiful streets in Paris. Adjacent to the main street Raymond-Losserand, the picturesque little alley is a real island of calm and greenery. Some houses look like small cottages giving the impression of being in the mountains. 

In addition to offering a unique place to visit, the district has 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 Le Corbusier or Gilles Buisson. 

I have a melancholic and sweet memory of this day and I invite you to enjoy its peaceful streets, their silence and their greenery. 

"Love, calm and greenery"

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