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Secret political meetings and one of Napoleon’s favorite parks? There are just two of the most intriguing legends of Parc Montsouris in Paris. Away from the busy life of the city, the park is just one of the places people go to in order to disconnect from their busy lives.
Back in the 17th century, Napoleon decided the city needs a green and majestic space for the people living in each of the cardinal points of Paris. As commanded, the most important architects of that period were involved in the construction of the park. It is said that during the inauguration of Park Montsouris something went wrong with the plumbing and the lake in the park drained in a single day causing a great shame to the architect responsible.
Another legend depicts the Dreyfus Affair - one of the biggest political scandals of the 17th century. Captain Drysuf was wrongly convicted to life in prison for treason. Allegedly, he divulged French military secrets to the Germans, but the press found out that he was convicted just because he was a member of the Jewish community.