The Esplanade Gaston-Monnerville ,Paris

So here I am and you are there, and it is cold now at 11C or 51F but very humid and it feels colder, dark as Autumn is in the air, plenty of leaves out and my road is under renovation so need to go around for 6 km extra time to work lol! just under 4 miles! In my Morbihan breton of course. In Paris, there is the same weather tonite.

In my walks around Paris I come to many places and some remains in my mind as nice. Well Paris has so many nice places but in the nice category there is some who are well beyond nice. This is one garden park promenade esplanade as you wish ,that is very nice indeed. As well as been in a nice area of Paris.

I like to tell you a bit more on the Esplanade Gaston-Monnerville.

The Esplanade Gaston-Monnerville is, since 2006, an esplanade and a green space located in the 6éme arrondissement or district of Paris. It is located between the rue Auguste-Comte and the garden of the great explorers Marco-Polo and Cavelier-de-la-Salle. This Parisian street was named after Gaston Monnerville, a notable French politician of the 20C.

Following a request from the Association of Friends of Gaston Monnerville, the Conseil de Paris inaugurated on September 5, 2006 the renaming of the old jardin Cavelier-La Salle garden, in his honnor.  The bust in his homage, erected on the Esplanade in 2011,  has his bust  on the place André-Honnorat, and his plaque on  Avenue Raymond-Poincaré, in the 16éme arrondissement, where he died.

It is located exactly at 7, place André Honnorat between the gates of the Luxembourg Garden and the beginning of the garden of the great explorers in the center of the Avenue de l’Observatoire. The avenue de l’Observatoire is occupied throughout its central part by a series of gardens, of which the Esplanade Gaston-Monnerville and the Luxembourg garden.

This garden esplanade is served by the metro line of Notre-Dame-des-Champs, line 12 and by the Vavin metro line 4.

Who was the esplanade called before; well  it was named after René-Robert  Cavalier de la Salle born in Rouen,  Normandy, in 1643 and died murdered in 1687 near Navasota, southwest of the French colony of Louisiana, in the present American state of Texas.  As a traveller, he travelled through the Great Lakes region of the current United States and Canada, then the Mississippi River, and discovered the territories between the St. Lawrence Valley and the Mississippi Delta. Why the change do not know, politics I guess.

More on the Esplanade Gaston-Monnerville from the city of Paris: City of Paris on Gaston Monnerville

One of the nice places to walk and relax in Paris and closed to the wonderful Luxembourg garden an entry in my blog as well. This is really a nice place to walk and be seen.


Between the jardin des grands explorateurs (garden of the great explorers) and the Luxembourg garden , this treed esplanade makes the junction between the two. You can bring your children to play in the dedicated playgrounds or come and sit down with friends in the grass for a small impromptu picnic. Lovely Paris!


Hope you enjoy the simplicity and beauty of Paris in a not so famous area but worth the meaning of my eternal Paris.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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