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Luxembourg Gardens

Visit Luxembourg Gardens

Spread with statues, fountains and flowers, the Luxembourg Gardens are the most romantic park in Paris. Parisians love them and they are often crowded on sunny days.

Discover them on a Paris left bank walking tour or on a Paris guided Tour. The left bank district around Luxembourg Gardens is also quiet and lovely. Staying in a boutique hotel near Luxembourg Gardens is a great plan.

Cafe in Luxembourg Gardens
Cafe in Luxembourg Gardens

History of Luxembourg Gardens

Queen Marie de Medicis (picture) created the Luxembourg Gardens in 1612. She commissionned the Palace on the model of Palazzo Pitti (picture) in her native Florence.

The revolution extended the Luxembourg Gardens with the land of the Chartreux convent (picture). Napoleon turned the Luxembourg Palace into the French Senate.

Luxembourg Palace detailed history

Luxembourg Gardens facts

The Luxembourg Gardens are a 25 hectares oasis on Paris fashionable left bank. They have many attractions for children: ponys, merry-go-round, puppet shows (see web site). Also have a look at Luxembourg Museum.

Luxembourg Gardens hours

Paris metro: RER B Luxembourg station. Locate Luxembourg Gardens on Paris map. Luxembourg Gardens can be seen on a Paris sightseeing tour.

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