The construction of Monceau Park dates back to the seventeenth century, under the leadership of the Duke of Chartres. Located in the 8th arrondissement, it is today one of the most elegant gardens in Paris, like the neighborhood. The visitor enters through large wrought iron grilles enhanced with gold. The promenade has many surprises: many statues, a Renaissance arcade of the old Paris Town Hall, spectacular trees, a great diversity of birds and a large pond. Parc Monceau is surrounded by luxury buildings and sumptuous mansions, including the Cernuschi Museum (Asian arts). A quiet and pleasant park frequented by Parisians and tourists. Play areas for children are available.