Luxembourg Gardens

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Luxembourg Gardens

Parisians love the Luxembourg Gardens, the romantic gardens of lovers, students, children, tennis and chess players. Flowers, statues, fountains, outdoor cafes, the Luxembourg Museum make up a Paris must do. Famous Paris gardens.

Visit Luxembourg Gardens

The Luxembourg Gardens are a 25 hectares oasis in the heart of Paris. They have many attractions for children: ponys, merry-go-round, puppet shows (web site). The Luxembourg Museum on the edge of the gardens stages very interesting art exhibitions (web site). The Luxembourg Palace, which houses the French Senate, cannot be visited.

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

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. Web site.

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

Luxembourg Gardens facts

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

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

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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