Parc de Monceau
Rotunda


This rotunda at the main entrance of Parc de Monceau 
is in the form of a classical Doric temple.  
It is known as the Pavilion de Chartres 
and was designed in the late 18th century by Claude Nicolas Ledoux.  


The ground floor of the temple was used as a customs house, 
while the upper floor was an apartment with a view of the garden 
reserved for Phillippe d'Orléans, Duke of Chartres, 
a wealthy cousin of King Louis XVI.  


Unfortunately, the Duke was guillotined during the Reign of Terror 
in 1793 and the park was nationalized.


Parc de Monceau
Boulevard de Courcelles
75008, Paris
Métro Monceau
 
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