Walk in Montrouge

Walking in Montrouge in the suburbs of Paris: what a funny idea!

We can walk on paths in the Alps, walk along the beaches of the Atlantic but when we don't have time to travel far or when we can't afford it we can also visit the cities of the Parisian suburbs. Let's visit Montrouge, a city in the southern suburbs with its metro station. Its proximity to the capital is its main asset and we can even add its only asset. The city doesn't have much charm and the new urbanism works haven't improved things, quite the contrary. If you want to go for a nice walk on a nice Sunday, a piece of advice: don't go to Montrouge.

Interest: ratingvery disappointing (1 user)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

The Jean Jaurès square

The Jean Jaurès square
The square has just been renovated as part of Montrouge's major urban renewal program. The square is not even finished but the cobblestones already look dirty and have been there for 20 years.

The town hall of Montrouge

The town hall of Montrouge
Like many mayors, our elected officials want to be proud of their town hall. It is often the most beautiful building in the city. Nevertheless, one wonders what is the use of these buildings in the age of digitalization of administrative documents.

Urban renewal

Urban renewal
The work, which lasted more than a year, allowed for the creation of a petanque area!

The downtown area

The downtown area
Very long street, it is the most commercial artery of Montrouge, the photo speaks for itself. In the background you can see the cemetery enclosure.

Crédit Agricole in Montrouge

Crédit Agricole in Montrouge
The architect who designed this lane must have never ridden a bike in his life, bikes do not ride on the road but on the sidewalk without any separation. A bike on a lane like this can easily reach 30 km/h. This is a disaster.

The main street

The main street
We like the car in Montrouge for what it brings to the public finances.

The restaurant in front of the belfry

The restaurant in front of the belfry
The restaurant "la quincaillerie générale" is quickly full as soon as a ray of sunshine appears.

The square in front of the pool

The square in front of the pool

The belfry of Montrouge

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The belfry of Montrouge
It is a conference and concert center. One of the major events is the guitar festival organized in March. In 2020 the two headlining stars will be Dick Annegarn and Axel Bauer!

The Crédit Agricole

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The Crédit Agricole
The Crédit Agricole wanted to build a campus like the one at Apple, something young and modern. As the Crédit Agricole is in France, it did not invest too much money and asked the city council to create a square and to privatize the street. This was done with taxpayers' money.

The place of the United States

The place of the United States
There are not many green spaces in Montrouge. The town hall has just renovated the square with a playground for children, there are so many people that the children have to queue for the slide.
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