After la Cité des Fleurs, we stay in the 17th arrondissement of Paris (and at the edge of the 8th arrondissement) to visit one of the most beautiful districts of Paris : Monceau.. This district is full of wonders ! The parc Monceau is my favorite park in Paris for its poetic touch : a rich diversity of plants, many statues, a cave, a waterfall, a pyramid, medieval ruins… This park combines buildings from different times and styles which makes it so special, see for yourself !the cave and its waterfall
Door of the old Hôtel de Ville burned down in 1871.Several marble statues of writers and musicians decorate lawns. Above : Guy de Maupassant and below : Charles Gounod.Finally, here this is the famous Naumachia : a pond surrounded by Corinthian columns from the church Notre-Dame de la Rotonde in St Denis which was demolished in 1719.
Rue Rembrandt is one of the most beautiful streets because there are 2 of my favorite buildings. This one below is one of them and it’s even more beautiful when the wisterias are blooming without mentioning the overwhelming fragrance. However, it’s probably not ideal for people living at the 1st floor, they probably don’t get much light but well, we certainly won’t pity them. ;)
At the corner of rue Rembrandt and rue de Lisbonne stands an impressive high standing stone building arrayed with metallic bow windows built buy the architect Gustave Rives in 1896. I love the mix between the Second Empire and the Art Nouveau styles. Rue Rembrandt
At the corner of rue Rambrandt and rue de Courcelles, a bright red Chinese pagoda stands among Haussmannian facades, this is the Maison Loo. This 19th century building has been transformed in a Chinese inspiration pagoda to please an antic dealer specialized in Oriental art. Today it’s a private museum.
There is also a lot to see in the avenue Vélasquez like the Cernuschi Museum (museum of the city of Paris dedicated to Asian arts) or the Châteauform’ City Monceau Vélasquez, a seminar venue.Châteauform’ City Monceau Vélasquezmusée Cernuschi