From our hotel you can discover this surprising district of Paris. Under the Ancien Régime, before the Revolution, this plain was an important hunting ground and only occupied by a little village with a few inhabitants. It was only in the second half of the 19th Century that the area began to see urban expansion, with building projects orchestrated by the Pereire brothers. They built a series of majestic town-houses aimed at the rich bourgeoisie and transformed the quarter into a "little Venice", criss-crossed by numerous canals.
Exploring the streets of the "Plaine" you will be impressed by the beauty of these buildings, with façades exhibiting a wide variety of architectural styles: medieval, Renaissance, Louis XVI… The jewel in the district's crown is undoubtedly the Parc Monceau. Passing through its magnificent gilded gates, you will enter a haven of peace extending for over 20 acres, where Marcel Proust once liked to wander.
Exploring, you can find numerous marble statues - of Maupassant, Musset and Gounod, the famous Naumachia pool surrounded by a Corinthian colonnade, and the classical rotunda built as a pavilion in the Wall of the Farmers-General. You can appreciate the spectacular trees growing there, like the sycamore maple with its twisted branches, planted in 1853 and now 30 metres tall with a trunk circumference of 4.18 metres, and the "paper-bark" crimson maple growing amidst nettle-trees, Judas-trees and tulip-trees from Virginia.
You will also see numerous painters, who like Monet and Caillebotte before them, are inspired by the calm and beauty of the park.