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Parc Monceau

Established by Phillippe d’Orleans, the Duke of Chartres and cousin of King Louis XVI, Parc Monceau lies in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, stretching 8.2 hectares and renowned as the city’s first landscaped garden.

The public park was designed by writer and painter Louis Carrogis Carmontelle back in 1778 to mimic an English style garden with curved walkways and a striking series of follies built by German architect Etickhausen. In 1787, the park’s dramatic centerpiece, the Pavilion de Chartres, was erected to designs by Claude Nicolas Ledoux – a classical Doric Temple, which now features a 19th century classical dome added by architect Gabriel Davioud.