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Luxembourg Gardens

#5 of 1,057 things to do in Paris
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Address: Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard St. Michel, Rue Auguste-Comte and Rue Guynemer | I iooll, 75006 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 34 20 00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

These formal gardens, open to only royalty before the French Revolution,...

These formal gardens, open to only royalty before the French Revolution, now serve as one of Paris's most popular destinations for relaxation.

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Pitti Palace as a French quite big miniature!

The Renaissance model of human scale declaned in units of three, 3 Palace wings, 3 alleys in each garden perspective, even the Queen Statues reminding us that Luxembourg was the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Renaissance model of human scale declaned in units of three, 3 Palace wings, 3 alleys in each garden perspective, even the Queen Statues reminding us that Luxembourg was the creation of Maria dei Medici di Firenze remaking a French scale variation of her beloved Palazzo Pitti from her nativce Florence. I come from Florence too and have nostalgia takes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We relaxed in the gardens near the pool where young children sail small model boats that are available for rent. It was a lovely garden and a great spot for a picnic. Pay restrooms available. If you have a child with you, they might enjoy renting a boat and might gain a lifetime memory.

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The Jardin du Luxembourg is breathtaking. Despite 5 trips to Paris, this was my first time there and it is spectacular. Hard to believe this perfectly preserved space was first created in the 17th century as a private park for Marie de Medici, the wife of King Henry IV. Another example of the Parisian aesthetic, a place for a romantic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Relaxing place to stroll amidst the rush of Paris with all its monuments, museums and eateries. Good place to sit and people watch as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Near our hotel is this amazing garden. We bought some fresh fruits, wine, baguette and cheese to have a nice pic-nic. Très bien! It felt like we were outside the busy city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we were at these gardens last, they were in the midst of renovations. They seemed to have completed these upgrades. The Fall mums were planted but they were not nearly as impressive as last year's when they had beautiful cascades falling over the walls. The gardens are still beautiful and are well used by joggers, people with children and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must visit for Paris. Rent a remote control sailboat for the pond and have a picnic in the very elegant park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Luxembourg Garden is very beautiful garden and the view is wonderful in the garden ( the lake,flowers and trees ) and around it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Paris being the most beautiful city in the world really needs some breathing space and that's exactly what the Luxembourg Gardens gives it's citizens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here on a grayish Saturday in late October and overall the gardens were nice but certainly not a must visit especially compared with other attractions in Paris. Perhaps they would be more enjoyable in the summer but this shouldn't be on the agenda for someone with limited time.

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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