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Parc Monceau in Paris
Robert and I are back visiting Paris for the month of October. It was quite a rush to get here because we had to recover from Hurricane Irma’s damage, which was mostly outdoors. We are very lucky the flooding from a storm surge did not accompany this powerful hurricane.

Parc Monceau is a public park situated in the 8th arrondissement, west of central Paris. The park covers an area of 20 acres. It is different from the typical French park because its layout is more informal than geometrical. There are curved walkways, randomly placed statues and scaled-down architectural features from all over the world. Walking around the park, you find many surprises placed there by its designer, who wanted the park to surprise, amaze and keep visitors coming back. Since 1779, when the park was finished, it has undergone various changes, but its charm has remained the same.
Becky Bodnar