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Palais Royal, Paris
(4.4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Nestled between peaceful, nostalgic gardens, Palais Royal features magnificent 17th-century architecture and is the home to contemporary sculptures by Bury and Buren. Because the palace houses the Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture, the building is not open to the public. However, you can tour the gardens for free. You'll notice four rows of lime trees planted during the 1970s, chestnut trees dating back to 1910, and more than 450 trees providing shade for two vast green areas. Elegant marble statues include "Le Charmeur de Serpent" carved by Adolphe Thabard in 1875, "Le Pâtre et la Chèvre" by Paul Lemoyne in 1830, and more. Several buildings surrounding the garden have restaurants, shops, and galleries. Our Paris travel itinerary maker makes visiting Palais Royal and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Desemboque at palais royal by chance and found an awesome place. We were with a tour by bike here and they told us stories of the place that gave a touch of magic, even if you enter just outside the palais is now a very nice place to appreciate or take some pictures and see the architecture!
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  • A lovely old building full of history & of architectural value, well maintained like most old buildings in France. If you are interested in the history of this place look up the Internet, get a Guide ...  more »
  • Directly across from the Louvre Museum and the Palais Royal Palace is next to him is a wonderful entry in the subway with the arch in the style of Art Nouveau. Royal Palace Palais-Royal was built in the early 17th century, by order of Cardinal Richelieu. After his death, the Palace became the vlastnost'ju of the Royal family. Here passed a childhood of Louis XIV. Once in the 18th century it became the residence of the Grand Dukes of Orleans. Palais-Royal, known as with it 14 July 1789 the year called for the storming of the Bastille. Palace is located in the southern part of the State Council and the Ministry of culture. In the western part of the palace housed the "comedie Francaise Theatre, which was founded in the year 1680 by Louis XIV. In the back part of the complex of the palace buildings boutiques. behind the Palais Royale is hidden from prying eyes, relaxing garden with Linden tree-lined garden and flower beds in apartments above. arcades in the past lived many celebrities; in particular, Jean Cocteau and Colette. Novelist Colette lived here until his death in the year 1954. Being seriously ill and suffering arthritis, from the window of his apartment, she often was enjoying beautiful views of the garden of the Palais Royal. compulsory for visiting place in Paris
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  • When you want to feel royal 😍 This palace is a beautiful place and its garden is definitely one of the best in Paris. Must see!
  • Beautiful urban square/gardens. A retreat in the heart of the city.
  • Formidable. I did not expect to find a such beautiful place in the heart of Paris. You just go frim the Louvre across the street, under the bows to see an astonishing garden. Big garden, with flowers and seats.
  • You just have to check out the gardens! You can't see from the outside but they are actually very beautiful and peaceful with lots of flowers and pretty monuments.
  • For me this is a hard place to rate. The grounds are great and a wonderful place to sit around and enjoy the day. But at the same time it is kind of a shame to see a building so historically significant to be turned into coffee shops and what not.