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Palais Royal, Paris

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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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  • Visiting paris?, don't miss the Palais royal,a peaceful,wonderful garden in the middle of Paris. Plenty of history too.the architecture is beautiful,and the garden!!! Beautiful flowers all year around...  more »
  • We sort of stumbled across this site while looking for a place to eat near the Louvre. You can't go in and see the palace, but the courtyard and gardens are open to the public. It appears that this is...  more »
  • Whenever I have visitors in Paris, this is one of the first places I take them too. The contrast of the old 17th century architecture with the modern art installation works so well that I can't imagin...  more »
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  • It is in the heart of Paris. Very nice gardens. Louvre museum. Concorde place and the carrousel of louvre. Art shopping
  • Nice spot for picture taking and walking around to hang out. Lots of people watching and nice places to eat in the area
  • Very nice open space where you can walk a bit, take your pictures and relax throughout the day near the fountain.
  • The real Secret Garden beside the famous Louvre Museum. It turns to heaven in April and May.
  • Nice quiet place to chill out in, have a walk and enjoy a book. Close to Le Louvre, and the Seine River.