Monceau (Paris Métro)

The maps and pictures below present facts related to Monceau (Paris Métro). Monceau is a station on Paris Métro Line 2 near the Parc Monceau on the border of the 8th and 17th arrondissement of Paris.

The station was opened on 7 October 1902 as part of the extension of line 2 from Étoile to Anvers. The name of the station and the park derives from a village in this area that was annexed by Paris in 1860. The Barrière de Chartres, a gate built in 1790 for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General, was at the same location.

Nearby are the Parc Monceau, the Musée Cernuschi (Asian art music) and the Musée Nissim de Camondo (museum of furniture and other household furnishings).

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Parc Monceau (0.09 km)

Parc Monceau is a public park situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France, at the junction of Boulevard de Courcelles, Rue de Prony and Rue Georges Berger. At the main entrance is a rotunda. The park covers an area of 8.2 hectares (20.3 acres). History The Folly of the Duke of Chartres The park was established by Phillippe d'Orléans, Duke of Chartres, a cousin of King Louis XVI, fabulously wealthy, and active in court politics and society. In 1769 he had begun purchasing the land where the park is located.

17th arrondissement of Paris (0.25 km)

The 17th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France. Geography The land area of this arrondissement is 5.669 km2 (2.189 sq. miles, or 1,401 acres).

Musée Cernuschi (0.27 km)

The Musée Cernuschi (Cernuschi Museum) is an Asian art museum, specialising in works from China, Japan and Korea, located at 7 avenue Vélasquez, near Parc Monceau, in Paris, France. Its collection in Asian art is second only to the Musée Guimet in Paris. The nearest Paris Métro stops to the museum are Villiers or Monceau on Line 2. The Cernuschi Museum is one of the 14 City of Paris' Museums that have been incorporated since January 1, 2013 in the public institution Paris Musées.

Hotel Gaillard (0.27 km)

The Hotel Gaillard is a Parisian mansion built between 1878 and 1882 by architect Jules Février on request of banker Emile Gaillard. It is located Place du Général Catroux, in the 17th district of Paris. In late 2014, it will host the Cité de l'économie et de la monnaie.The builder Emile Gaillard was the Parisian representative of a provincial family bank, founded in Grenoble by his grandfather Théodore François Gaillard in the 18th century. His father, Théodore Eugène Gaillard, was the mayor of Grenoble from 1858 to 1865.

Galerie Louise Leiris (0.31 km)

Galerie Louise Leiris was a fine art gallery in Paris established by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler in 1920. Initially, the business was known as the Galerie Simon. It was named after Kahnweiler's partner, André Simon. In 1940, the business was turned over to Louise Leiris, who was Kahnweiler's daughter-in-law. It was run under her name. Prominent among the artists who sold paintings through this gallery was Pablo Picasso. The gallery continued in business for several decades.

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