Luxembourg Palace

Luxembourg Palace, Paris: Hours, Address, Luxembourg Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

Luxembourg Palace
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
This beautiful neo-classical building serves as a meeting place for the country's politicians, while its beautiful gardens are enjoyed by all.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 6th Arr. - Luxembourg
How to get there
  • Mabillon • 6 min walk
  • Luxembourg Station • 6 min walk
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German F
New Jersey243 contributions
Very nice palace with a beautiful garden
Sep 2021 • Couples
Worth visiting. Big park with nice lawns, flowers, trees, and a pond in front of the Luxembourg Palace. Many locals, young and old, hang out at the park enjoying the scenery, relaxing or having a picnic. Great for photos. After the gardens, Saint Germaine is only a 10 min walk away.
Written 10 September 2021
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Ivan Kinsmam
Kielce, Poland760 contributions
A beautiful palace in the Latin Quarter, 6th Arrondisement.
Aug 2021 • Family
Built by the Regent Marie De Medici after the death of Henry IV. Their's was an unhappy marriage - for form only - and the Good King Henry was a notorious philander with a strong sex drive (nicknamed the Green Gallant). He was assassinated by an extreme Catholic in his carriage (the scene features in the Gervin waxworks museum).

Marie grew up in the Pitti Palace in Florence and wanted something that reminded her of it. De Medici installed her household in 1625, while work on interiors continued. The apartments in the right wing on the western side were reserved for the Queen and the matching suite to the east, for her son, Louis XIII, when he was visiting. Marie herself never lived there after being forced from the court.

During the French Revolution, it was briefly a prison, then the seat of the French Directiry and in 1799, the home of the Senat conservateur and the first residence of Napoleon Bonaparte, as First Consul of the French Republic.

The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace.
Written 22 August 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia34,122 contributions
Luxurious place
Oct 2019
Luxembourg Palace was built in the first half of the 17th century as a royal residence. It has had some really interesting and intriguing history. Today it is the place where the Senate, part of the French Parliament meets. It is quite a luxurious building, and you would expect nothing less!
Written 17 September 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,821 contributions
Architecturally beautiful..........Stunning surrounds
Jan 2020
The palace itself, is quite grand, and architecturally beautiful, built in the 1600’s for Marie de Medici, (Queen of France, 1573 to 1642), her statue can be seen on the terrace above the gardens big basin, standing to the right side when facing the palace. For us the Gardens Luxembourg (see review) is the big attraction, nice to walk the leafy pathways, and sit having lunch by the Medici Fountain, (see review). The palace being the centre piece.
Written 17 February 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,701 contributions
Versailles on a smaller scale in the city center
Dec 2019
The Luxembourg palace was built in 17c as a Royal residence, becoming the legislative office after the revolution and housing the French Senate nowadays.
The palace was built in massive Louis XIII style and it was the predecessor of the vast Versailles palace of Louis XIV. The Luxembourg palace has a respectable size considering it's in the heart of Paris with huge jardins behind.
Written 26 January 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Mighty
Oct 2019 • Couples
Very mighty-looking palace at the edge of the magnificant garden baring the same name. Great architecture.
Written 19 January 2020
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NicanorRosario
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic921 contributions
Truly a palace
Nov 2019
Magnificent. As if the gardens weren't enough. A great combination of two amazing places. Grab a chair, sit down and relax
Written 2 December 2019
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Bandara
Paris, France146 contributions
Where there men and women
May 2019
Small but clean park with full of flowers. Beautifuly landscaped garden adjoining to the palace. Tree shades and small pond a eye catching hot spot for photo lovers. Come in couple or group even solo enjoy your maximum privacy.
Written 6 October 2019
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Iceeyu
Harrow, UK148 contributions
Time spent I will never get back
Aug 2019 • Solo
If you love stately homes there are hundreds aroind Europe tou can see. Do your homework and don't be fooled.into thinking off the beaten track is full of surprises. This is a less.a.palace than an average country manor.
Written 17 September 2019
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mitch w
Bordeaux, France795 contributions
Love this Garden and Palace.
Jul 2019 • Family
When ever in Paris and close we visit this Garden and Palace. Just a wonderful place to relax and walk in the shaded pathways. Palace is really a beautiful building but houses government offices so difficult to enter.
Written 11 July 2019
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