Parc Montsouris

2 rue Gazan - 75014 Paris Montparnasse - Alésia
The Parc Montsouris is one of the largest green spaces in Paris. It is located in the 14th arrondissement, between rue d'Alésia and the Cité Universitaire de Paris student accommodation. The park's proximity to the Cité Universitaire makes it a favourite walking spot for students. Built under Napoléon III and opened in 1969, the Parc Montsouris comprises a lake, beautiful statues, remarkable trees (Chinese parasol tree, Diospros kaki or Japanese persimmon tree ... ) and the restaurant 'Pavillon Montsouris', as well as being home to many different species of birds. Visitors can also see Montsouris meteorological observatory and the 'mire du Sud', a monument marking the location of the Paris meridian. The Montsouris reservoir, which holds a third of the drinking water consumed by Parisians, is open to the public once a year, on European Heritage Days. Many free concerts are given from May to September at the bandstand.

Opening times and prices


Free entry.


Free entry.


Guided tours are organized by the 'Direction des Parcs et Jardins' (parks and gardens head office). For further information visit


Depends on the season.

Open on public holidays:
  • Ascension Day
  • 15 August
  • 25 December
  • 1 January
  • 14 July
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • 11 November


  • Restaurant

The Pavillon Montsouris is located on the edge of the Parc Montsouris and has a delightful terrace with a view of the park. It is open every day. For more information or to make a booking call +33 (0) 1 43 13 29 00 or email [email protected].


Offer adapted to disabled people

Level access by the four main entrances: avenue Reille, rue Gazan, boulevard Jourdan and rue Nansouty. Adapted toilets at the exit on rue Nansouty (no bar on wall). Consider instead the coin-operated public toilets on the same side, just outside the park.

Paris for people with disabilities


2 rue Gazan
75014 Paris
Public transportation
BCité Universitaire
3aCite Universitaire
216Parc Montsouris
513Parc Montsouris

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