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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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  • Great place to spend a quiet afternoon. I am probably bias since I got married here. The garden is lovely and it's a nice place to relax. Not very crowded so great place to unwind after the Louvre.  more »
  • Combine this elongated park with a walk through the "passages", the historic covered corridors in the nearby chic residential areas. Verdeau, Brandi, Le Grand Cerf, all very worth it. This park is in its geometrical form a pleasant rest in the busy city and the courtyard "les deux plateaux" by Daniel Buren and the fountain of Pol Bury there are a good addition to. Art and garden architecture, and it will cost you nothing. A wonderful place for a picnic or an ice cream-pause.
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  • Take my daughter said I wanted to go see the tourism book, by square to the return of the Louvre Museum. A lot of kids from the local junior high school students was playing and riding on a stick. I would play for free, from high bar to low because small children as well.
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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.