Montsouris and Cubist Paris

Around the Montsouris park, there are several charming and bucolic streets that celebrities of the 1920s, after leaving Montparnasse, made their home. The architectural style of these houses is worth a look and corresponds to the technical and artistic criteria of a very precise movement. In the immediate vicinity, lies the imposing Cité Internationale Universitaire, made famous by its ideals, wide green spaces, student residents from around the world, and also renowned architects who worked on several of the buildings.



Montsouris and Cubist Paris

Practical informations

  • Location : Cité Universitaire (RER B)
  • Duration : 2h
  • Walking tour
  • Small group (up to 8 people) 50-80€ pp
  • Private group tour at any date (270€/group)


Discover the South of Paris with the Cité Internationale, the park Montsouris and Cubist Paris through beautiful houses hidden around, giving the area an atmosphere of village.
This tour offers an idyllic and artistic stroll around Montsouris and Cubist Paris. We will begin the tour in front of the main buildings of the Cité Internationale Universitaire and its particular history. This vast campus is located between the edge of the Paris city limits and the Boulevard Jourdan. It welcomes over 10,000 students from forty institutions worldwide. Some of its fantastic structures were even built by world-renowned architects. Other buildings on this site symbolize the style of their home country, and as such, offer an original attraction in Paris.
Very close to Montsouris Park you will find discreet and charming alleyways. Several architects and famous artists built themselves houses where the original and functional workshops reign supreme, boasting impressive windowed facades. The rectilinear forms of these structures meet the criteria of Cubism that was in vogue at the time and present a clear architectural unity.
The tour then will pass through the Montsouris Park, one of the finest in Paris, to discover its charms, secrets, and little known anecdotes. Built over 18 years in the nineteenth century, under the Second Empire, it cost dearly and corresponds to the wishes and preferences of urban planning by Haussmann and Napoleon III.
Finally, before returning to the subway, we will discover a small neighborhood that consists of tree-lined avenues, flowers, and small pavilions—all wedged between modern and anonymous apartment blocks that give you an undeniable picture of a holiday in the Mediterranean south.

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