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Luxembourg Gardens

Parisians have a special relationship with Luxembourg Gardens. They are the gardens of lovers, young children with their parents or nurse, tennis and chess players. Parisians have a drink at an outdoor cafe or relax on an armchair. This is Paris.

Visit Luxembourg Gardens

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

Discover them on a Paris left bank walking tour. The left bank district around the gardens is quiet and lovely (Map Paris left bank). Staying in one of the many boutique left bank hotels near Luxembourg Gardens is therefore a great idea for a stay.

Famous Paris gardens.

Luxembourg has the best flowers in Paris
The gardens have the best flowers in Paris

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 gardens with the land of the Chartreux convent (picture). Napoleon turned the Palace into the French Senate, the upper house of parliament.

Luxembourg Palace detailed history
Map and history of Luxembourg Gardens 106 statues

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). The Luxembourg Museum on the edge of the Gardens stages some of the most interesting art exhibitions in Paris.

Luxembourg Gardens hours

Paris metro: RER B Luxembourg station.
Locate Luxembourg Gardens on Paris map.

Statue picture | Fountain picture | Flower picture

Sailboat in Luxembourg Gardens
Sailboats on the basin are quite popular

Top sights on Luxembourg Gardens map

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