Parc de Monceau

The Parc de Monceau in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, not far from the Arc de Triomphe.  This is a very pretty park off the beaten tourist path.  The domed building houses the restrooms;  known as the Chartres Pavilion, it was originally a toll-house in the Farmers General Wall around Paris.  The first parachutist landed in this park in 1797.

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