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Luxembourg Palace, Paris

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Currently the seat of the French Senate, Luxembourg Palace is a 17th-century palace with original artwork and a grand salon you can tour. The palace was commissioned by Marie de Médici in 1625, and the painting "Coronation of Marie de' Médici in St.-Denis" is displayed in the Gallery of Residents. Also look for portraits of Anne, Duchess of Montpensier; Louis XVIII of France; and Cardinal Richelieu. Plan to visit Luxembourg Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paris attractions using our Paris trip planner.
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  • Worth visiting. Big park with nice lawns, flowers, trees, and a pond in front of the Luxembourg Palace. Many locals, young and old, hang out at the park enjoying the scenery, relaxing or having a...  more »
  • Built by the Regent Marie De Medici after the death of Henry IV. Their's was an unhappy marriage - for form only - and the Good King Henry was a notorious philander with a strong sex drive (nicknamed....  more »
  • Luxembourg Palace was built in the first half of the 17th century as a royal residence. It has had some really interesting and intriguing history. Today it is the place where the Senate, part of the.....  more »
  • Beautiful landscape, touring the garden area is a must! But be wary of doing so on a sunny day, it will be busy for sure! I went when it was slightly rainy and cloudy, and while there were still a lot of people it wasn't too bad. Not sure if you're allowed to have picnics here - certainly no one was stopping for a meal when I was there - but it would be a great place to relax over lunch.
  • Beautiful but beaware of of going in the rain. Will destroy your shoes. However there are a few nice pavilions to take shelter in. Check out the fountain, it really is lovely. Across the street there's several good cafes with a view of then palace.
  • The park is absolutely magnificent. It was very clean and peaceful, the atmosphere was lively but calm. The Palace is gorgeous from the outside and goes very well with the surrounding gardens. Great place to sit and relax for a couple of hours!
  • This is the main attraction at the Luxembourg gardens. Without this palace, the garden would be missing a very important backdrop. There are plenty of benches around and also a huge pond where many ducks and birds chill so it's a great spot to just sit, relax and have a meal.
  • Beautiful gardens, even on winter. The wide variety of statues give the place an artistic yet dramatic vibe.

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