Exhibition in the Parc Montsouris

A glimpse of the past in the Parc Montsouris

Built between 1864 and 1878 on the hills of Montsouris in the south of Paris, this English-style garden initiated by the Baron Haussmann and designed by engineer Jean-Charles Alphand, spreads over 15 hectares (2.47 acres) in the 14th arrondissement of the capital. One of its most distinctive buildings is the Bardo Palace, which was originally the Tunisian pavilion of the 1867 World Fair, rebuilt in the park shortly after its opening. It quickly became a scientific centre with a meteorological and astronomical observatory and has a service dedicated to the study of the Parisian waters. The building was destroyed by an accidental fire in 1991.
On the occasion of the European Heritage Days (September 19-20), twenty period snapshots from the Roger-Viollet collections will be displayed in the alleys of the park.

More information

  • Here is our Montsouris selection, including the exhibition photos.
  • Parc Montsouris 2 rue Gazan
    Paris 14e
    Monday to Friday from 8 am to 20:30 pm
    Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 20:30 pm
  • Coproduction Division 14 of the City of Paris,
    14th arrondissement City Hall,
    Parisienne de Photographie
  • Image : Montsouris park, the Bardo. Circa 1925.
    © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet