The Park Montsouris and the Cité Universitaire

A walk that change from the others in the center of Paris . Surely one of the most beautiful walks in Paris. Do not miss!

The walk starts with a visit to the University City of Paris (Cité Universitaire in French). It's still a place with many students but it's also a nice place to visit, it's one of the most charming places of the capital. The buildings have a different architecture which makes the place unique. The park is also very beautiful. The University City was born during the interwar period with the idea of bringing together students from different countries to build a world of peace. You can then continue the tour by visiting the lovely Montsouris Park .

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Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

RER Cité Universitaire

Just to go to the station “cité Universitaire” to get to the Cité Universitaire (Unversity city). The entrance is in front of the the exit of the RER.

The belfry

The belfry
The Deutsch Foundation of Meurthe is a student residence. Émile Deutsch of Meurthe was an industrialist who had earn a lot of money with oil. It was also a philanthropist who has built the first buildings of the University City in 1925.

Bust of André Honnorat

Bust of André Honnorat
André Honnorat is a french politician (Deputy and Senator). He’is the creator of the Cité Universitaire. He wanted to create a city to welcome the students of all the world.

Pierre and Marie Curie Pavilion

Pierre and Marie Curie Pavilion
Pierre and Marie Curie Pavilion is superb with its architecture reminding the English colleges, it has been renovated in 2006.

The Franco-British college

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The Franco-British college
Yes, you’re right this is the building of England. The building was built in 1925.

House of the Japan

House of the Japan
Certainly one of the most beautiful buildings of the Cité Universitaire. To live in the Cite Universitaire you need to have a master’s degree.

The Switzerland Foundation

The Switzerland Foundation
The Swiss Pavilion has a more contemporary architecture the building dates from the 1930s. The realization was entrusted to Le Corbusier, who did not want to make a typical Swiss architecture. The building is an historical monuments.

The House of Brazil

The House of Brazil
A contemporary architecture for a building which dates back to 1959.

The Belgian student House

The Belgian student House

The map of the Cité Universitaire

The map of the Cité Universitaire
Feel free to stroll in the Cité Universitaire. It’s worth the look.

The lawns of the Montsouris Park

The lawns of the Montsouris Park
After visiting the University City you can walk across the street to get to the Montsouris Park.

The Lake of the park Montsouris

The Lake of the park Montsouris
Napoleon III wanted to create a large park in the four corners of Paris (Vincennes, Boulogne, Buttes Chaumont, Montsouris). The Buttes-Chaumont Park is perhaps the most beautiful followed closely by the Montsouris Park.

The Lake

The Lake
Beautiful lake in the heart of the city, very nice on a beautiful day.

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The catacombs of Paris

The catacombs of Paris

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