A favourite district with art lovers, the Monceau-Courcelles neighbourhood is brimming with art galleries and museums. You can visit the Cernuschi Museum (devoted to Oriental art), the Nissim de Camondo Museum (a private collection focused on the 18thcentury) and the Jacquemart-André Museum (a wonderful private townhouse built to accommodate the owner’s amazing art collection).
The Monceau – Courcelles neighbourhood also has one of Paris’ most beautiful parks to offer – the Monceau Park. Once belonging to the Duke of Chartres, it includes some interesting features like a small lake, a pagoda, a pyramid and even a Roman temple. It is very pleasant from spring onwards and many Parisians like to run or jog there, or just relax after a day’s work.
Also worth seeing: the Church of Saint-Augustin with its dome inspired by the Roman and Byzantine styles; the Russian-Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky.