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The Parc de Montsouris district is the 54th administrative district of the city of Paris and is part of the 14th arrondissement. It is bordered to the north by Boulevard Saint-Jacques, to the south by Avenue Paul Vaillant-Couturier, Avenue Pierre Masse and Avenue du Doctor Lannelongue, to the east by Rue de la Santé, Rue de l’Amiral Mouchez and Avenue Pierre De Coubertin and to the west by Rue de la Tombe Issoire, Rue Emile Faguet and Rue du Professeur Hyacinthe Vincent.

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History

Along with the districts of Montparnasse, Petit Montrouge and Plaisance, the Parc de Montsouris district is one of the four districts that make up the 14th arrondissement of Paris. This district and its neighbourhoods were created in 1860 when the city of Paris decided to incorporate part of the commune of Gentilly. The district takes its name from the park there, and until 1937 was called La Santé.
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Cultural sites

  • The Montsouris reservoir: also known as the Réservoir de la Vanne, the Montsouris reservoir stands between Avenue Reil, Avenue René-Coty, Rue Saint-Yves and Rue de la Tombe Issoire. When it was built between 1868 and 1873, it was the largest reservoir in the world. Its red brick architecture alone is worth a look.

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Local landmarks

The Parc de Montsouris district is not well known and yet it contains some of the most beautiful streets and parks in the French capital. This essentially residential area is full of cobbled and flower-lined streets.

 

  • Parc de Montsouris: this 37 acre English-style landscaped park gave its name to the Parc de Montsouris district. Its creation is the result of a project designed to offer Parisians parks at the four corners of Paris, this one being at the South.
  • Les Pavillons de la Cité Universitaire: the pavilions bordering this park are architecturally eclectic. They include the Swiss Pavilion designed by the architect Le Corbusier.
  • Local streets: the Parc de Montsouris district offers a plethora of picturesque, flower-lined streets. Rue Emile Deutsch de la Meurthe, Rue Georges Braque and Rue Nansouty are particularly worth a detour.

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Parks

  • The Parc de Montsouris: this is one of the largest parks in Paris. It is located in the 14th arrondissement, between Rue d’Alésia and the Cité Universitaire de Paris. It is accessible by metro line 4 (Porte d’Orléans), RER B (Cité Universitaire) and bus line 92 (Porte d’Orléans).

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Schools

  • Alésia Primary School: 14 Rue d’Alésia, 75014 Paris.
    Access via metro lines 4 (Denfert-Rochereau) and 6 (St-Jacques) and bus lines 62 (Tombe Issoire), 88 and 216 (Alésia – Rene Coty).
  • Dynamique Private Primary School: 36 Rue des Artistes, 75014 Paris.
    Access via metro line 6 (St-Jacques) and bus lines 62 (Rene Coty), 88 and 216 (Alésia – Rene Coty).
  • Alésia Nursery School: 3 Bis Rue d’Alésia, 75014 Paris.
    Access via metro line 6 (Glacière) and bus lines 513 and 62 (Glacière – Tolbiac).
  • Sibelle Nursery School: 13 Avenue de la Sibelle, 75014 Paris.
    Access via bus lines 6 (Glacière) and 513 (Thomas Francine).

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Nearby transportation

Métro      Métro - Ligne 4  Métro - Ligne 6

Bus      Bus - Ligne 21  Bus - Ligne 67  Bus - Ligne 88  Bus - Ligne 216

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