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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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  • It's today the seat of the state, and ministry of culture of Paris; superb facade with columns, noble architecture, and there are very nice gardens; The construction was from the 16th century, and it ...  more »
  • Beautiful square and an oasis of tranquility in the heart of historic Paris. The columns in black and white and of various heights are an interesting and irresistible artwork up to take pictures. Definitely a place worth knowing in Paris.
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  • In the center of the city, usually a selection of shops and edited for shops, art can also be nested. It's a little crowded and noise of the city and an ideal place for breathing. Very large and beautiful garden. Recommend.
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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.