Park, garden, promenade

Parc Montsouris

2 rue Gazan - 75014 Paris

Montparnasse - Alésia - 14e Arrondissement


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.

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Car park/Parking
  • 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

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Guided tour

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


Free entry.

Free for young people and children

Free entry.

Opening times

Depends on the season.

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Parc Montsouris

2 rue Gazan
75014 Paris

  • Subway - Glacière
  • RER - Cité Universitaire
  • Tram - Cité Universitaire, Montsouris
  • Bus - 21, 67, 216
  • Vélib': Station N° 13021, 55 rue boussingault Station N° 14012, face 2 avenue de la sibelle Station N° 14016, 61 avenue rene coty

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs

Accessibility information

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.

Park, garden, promenade in the same district: Montparnasse - Alésia

Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 14th arrondissement

Park, garden, promenade in Paris and in the Paris Region: Park, garden, promenade

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