Montsouris Park: Visitors strolling around the small lake, with statuary "Shipwrecked"



The public park is fifteen hectares in area, and it is styled as an English garden, a genre popular since the early 19th century. The park was ordained by Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann as part of a plan to add green areas to Paris. The water reservoir in the northeast portion of the park covers an historic entrance to the Paris catacombs. Jean-Claude Alphand (1817-1901), with the assistance of Edouard André (1827-1911), was in charge of laying out and improving the parks; the planting was left to Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps (1824-1873).


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Parc Montsouris

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Gardens

  • Sculpture, French

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Second Empire

Place of Creation
  • +48.822222+2.338333

  • Paris

  • Paris, Île-de-France, France

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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