Our guest rooms are ideally situated in the lively district “la plaine Monceau” in the heart of Paris. On your door step’s the park Monceau. The Bed & Breakfast is close to the Champs-Elysees and is an equal distance to the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, the department stores and Montmartre. Within one minute walk you will find restaurants, museums, park, shops and market, bus stops and the tube station.
History of our district “Park Monceau”
After his election to the presidency of the Republic in December 1848, and the establishment of the Second Empire in December 1852, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte became Napoleon III. He was concerned with modernizing Paris. The Baron Haussmann was a great help, as he launched huge urbanization building projects: developed a new traffic network, breakthroughs which created wide avenues, vast sewers, and new parks. On the former domain of the family of Orleans (a branch of the French royal family), in the northwest of the city, the park Monceau was born.
It is necessary to imagine the present district of the park Monceau (or Mousseaux) as an old village with its mills set up in the middle of vineyards and fields. From the 1st of January 1860, the plaine Monceau was included in the capital. The Baron Haussmann showed his talents by building a district which has now become one of the most elegant districts of Paris and which we still admire today. The population then and now is made up of bourgeois who like walking along the park to admire the ancient romantic ruins and the vegetation styled in an English way.
Musicians and writers decided to settle down, like Ernest Chausson, Arman de Cavaillet or Robert de Flers. The “rue de Courcelles” was a very lively shopping street. It is still the case nowadays.