The architectural complex was erected for the wife of Henry IV Maria Medici in the XVII century. Now the French Senate is sitting in the palace, and the garden has become a popular outing for Paris. There are often concerts and photo exhibitions. It is located in the Latin Quarter of the city. Somewhere in this area lived the famous characters of A. Dumas from the immortal work "Three Musketeers".
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A nice area to walk around and relax. Luxembourg palace is cool to look at along with statues and birds. Their are chairs everywhere so you can sit down and eat lunch or read a book. Great spot to get away from all the city noise and enjoy the quietn.. Read more »ess.
It is a very big garden, where you can relax, take a walk, draw, read a book, have a snack, play with your friends/family. Honestly, it wasn't that impressive to me but it is actually a place for escape during your day and enjoy nature's be.. Read more »auty. I don't know if there is any parking space and public toilets.
Beautiful place to spend your Sunday. One of the best places for families to enjoy. Lovely area. Activities for children. Few kiosks to grab waffles and mulled wine.
Perfect picnic place if you are in Paris.
Do try mulled wine.
We visited in September 2022 as the gardens are one of our favourite places to visit when we come to Paris. Lovely. One of the 4 or 5 favourite places that we always visit whenever we're in Paris Luxembourg Gardens is one. A lovely place to simp.. Read more »ly sit or wander, always relaxed and so enjoyable. Numerous cafes and restaurants dotted around the gardens, plenty of eating and shade.
We returned again in November 2023 on a cold and autumnal afternoon. The gardens are beautiful any time of the year. A lot quieter in autumn, a few more chairs available around the little boating lake, but the same relaxing atmosphere. It's still a favourite place of ours to visit.
We hope to visit again in February when we return to Paris next.
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This place is very beautiful and very easy to access. The creativity behind the outdoor landscape and the fact that you can sit anywhere and be comfortable makes it suitable for any outdoor activities such as picnics with friends, study group, improm.. Read more »ptu online meetings or just to enjoy the day.
Amazing place and park... a nice spot to sit down, relax, and enjoy the day after touring and visiting the museums or sightseeing... entry is free and the park is equipped with chairs and small tables.
This Luxembourg gardens in Paris is breathtaking and you can walk around it and sit on the many chairs found around to relax. We only had limited time in Paris but we made a point of going back. Our absolutely favourite part is the Medici Fountain. W.. Read more »e are huge readers and I cannot begin to explain the peace found at this fountain. There are chairs all around filled with people of all ages sketching, painting, or reading and relaxing. We made this our reading spot the following day when the weather was better and it was such a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is also located away from the rest of the gardens so it was quiet and very relaxing. I would recommend a visit - there is a stunning palace, the majestic fountain as well as these beautiful trees for a lovely photo taking point for tourists. The whole place is stunning. Worth the visit for sure.
The most splendid park with sweeping views of the central gardens. Plenty of spots to sit in sunbath or cool off in the shade. You could spend all day here exploring and enjoying the gardens, sculpture, museums and people watching.
This garden is breathtaking. My husband and I briefly visited but the wind and rain came in so we went back to our hotel. We only had limited time in Paris but we made a point of going back. Our absolutely favourite part is the Medici Fountain. We ar.. Read more »e huge readers and I cannot begin to explain the PEACE found at this fountain. There are chairs all around filled with people of all ages sketching, painting, or reading. We made this our reading spot the following day when the weather was better and it was such a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is also located away from the rest of the gardens so it was quiet and oh so relaxing. I would recommend EVERYONE visit - there is a stunning palace, mini boats to rent and race, the majestic fountain as well as these beautiful trees for a lovely photo op. The whole place is stunning. Worth the visit :)
Loved the gardens. On holiday, my family spent a few hours wandering around. The flowers were incredibly beautiful. Easily spent 3 hours wandering around. Grab a drink at the Cafe!
One of the best spots in Paris in my opinion and a must to visit. It’s very beautiful and well looked after. There are a lot of chairs and other places to seat all around the park. A great place for a picnic
Beautiful... had a lovely picnic there. the statues were very interesting. I enjoyed reading all of the information about them. My son and I did almost a little treasure hunt, looking for various statues.
It was a bit on the dusty side because of t.. Read more »he driveways but I'm thinking it's because the weather was so dry over the summer.
Majestic gardens in Central Paris, full of people enjoying the beautiful flowers and fountains, and viewing countless epic statues like the ring of French queens going back hundreds of years. Kids will love the playgrounds and renting little sailboa.. Read more »ts to float in the central fountain. Great place to explore.
Awesome park with lots of things to do. Beautiful landscape, cool fountains, and really nice trees. One thing I really like about this park compared to New York parks is it it’s so clean. I could not find a single pinch of trash. The activities.. Read more » and the clean landscapes are what make this park special.
The gardens are beautiful - it’s a nice place to come and sit and enjoy the sunshine and the statues and palace are beautiful! I wish there was more grass or more non gravel areas to sit on as the gravel makes large parts of the park feel like .. Read more »a car park or temporary surface! There are chairs everywhere that can be moved around so there’s plenty of seating and some are designed to be sun loungers (though not the most comfortable)
Huge park in Paris. Just love the place!
Very impressive the way the trees are trimmed and lined up.
They look like enormous hedges.
Public restrooms were usable and actually had toilet seats. This will make sense to anyone who has visited France bef.. Read more »ore!
Nice garden in Paris to visit on a weekend. It is specially nice for kids to play with little sailing boats on the central fountain.
Don’t go there wearing black shoes or trousers, they’ll get all dusty and dirty because of the park white.. Read more » soil. Better to wear clear colours if you visit here.
Gorgeous park. Good walks. Plenty of places for coffee. The sailboats are fun to watch, and the games the locals play with the metal balls are worth a few minutes while you eat popcorn. Lots of sculptures and good places to just relax.
Charles Malapitan (it_is_
This is another great photo opportunity if you are looking for some local park photos and there are always so many dogs being walked around these parks. There is a lovely water feature in the middle and it has some public deck chairs where you can lo.. Read more »ok to have some time by the centre of the park and enjoy the park as you people watch. I would definitely recommend. Will be returning.
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It's a beautiful place to walk around. I loved the playground, it was beautiful and my son loved it. The only thing is that you must pay to enter the playground and they charge kids and adults but on the other hand, it has bathrooms and the plac.. Read more »e looks very clean.
Had such a great experience here! Late Sept 2021 and the weather was perfect. Not too hot and not too many people. Huge area to explore and spend minutes to hours people watching and enjoying the gardens and grounds. Tons of public chairs available t.. Read more »hroughout the gardens.
Astonishing place to visit. Huge park made for everyone!
From the earliest age to the older generation, there's so much for all to do and absorb.
Being in the nature while still being in the big amazing city of Paris.
You can sit down, get some .. Read more »sun, have a coffee, read and go close to the lake and admire the beauty of it and all the statues and monuments surrounding it.
Really a place I'd spend a lot of my time in if I lived in Paris!
A beautiful garden to visit. History lovers will be delighted. All the great men who have marked the history of France, not to mention the beauty of the garden and the various water features. Very nice walk with the family or alone.
Very nice outdoor area with a lot of space and a bunch of chairs for sitting comfortably outside. A place to read, hang out, do some sport, relax, meet friends, chill, dance and just be free. Would be happy to come back some time, maybe even in the s.. Read more »ummer.
Eli Hafif Chen
My favorite park in Paris. go there on a clear day and drink coffee this amazing spot. the palace there is owned by the French Senate,
which meets in the Palace.
We stopped at a fantastic little spot for a chocolate crepe and espresso and really soa.. Read more »k in all the
Make sure you take something warm if you are going to visit in the winter as it’s super cold during the winter months.
One of the most beautiful gardens in Paris! Bring a book here and take a seat and just relax. You’ll be joined by many other people who are enjoying the silence and reading away!
You can also watch people playing sports here.
Or just go for a l.. Read more »eisurely stroll.
Beautiful garden for anybody!
A little idyllic heaven in the middle of the hazy, bustling city of Paris. There are chairs and benches where you can sit for a coffee in the mornings, or to relax after a long day. There are beautiful fountains and it's a very quiet and tranqui.. Read more »l atmosphere. Beautiful!
Very beautifully gardens. It's huge so prefer wearing comfortable shoes, it's going to be a long walk. You can sit here peacefully and chit chat with a group of friends or come for a romantic walk with your partner.
One of my favorite parks in Paris. It is nice to find yourself in different “climates” walking around. There is nice pond in the middle where you can sail small boats and small Statue of Liberty in one of park’s corners
It might be beautiful in some other season of the year, or when it is specifically decorated for people, but I visited in July, I did not find it very worthy to spend an hour here. Only if you want to take some rest while exploring the city, definite.. Read more »ly you can find a chair beneath a shade and just rest for some time.
Lovely atmosphere. Very family oriented. Really appreciated the security guard keeping the safety of children paramount and stopping groups of people moving all the chairs around the water, allowing everyone to have equal access! Very clean, pretty, .. Read more »and well maintained!! Perfect peaceful afternoon in the sun!!
Erik de Vries
I love this public garden! Lots of chairs which you can (freely) use to enjoy the sun, or have something to eat or drink (there are lots of shops around the garden to get something). In the center of Paris, so the perfect spot to unwind after a busy .. Read more »day.
Such a lovely place truly. There is banks, chairs and so many space to sit down and just enjoy a peaceful day with a partner, friend or family or your child/children. You will find people who play multiple activities and sports and you will find a gr.. Read more »eat spots for taking pictures. Enjoy!
A bit crowded, as usual, but very well kept and clean. One of my favorite parks in Paris. And props to the gardeners, the flowers are always bright, healthy and in excellent shape!
This is the biggest and oldest garden in Paris, also one of my favorite gardens in Paris. Although I prefer going to the garden in Spring and Summer but the garden still has its charm in Autumn. Definitely go back
is a garden open to the public, located in 6ᵉ Paris. all the time is great for visit by the Best time to visit will be spring and summer sure. each week there are some meetings and events and the ambiance are so cool and good, the best place for chil.. Read more »dren's for renting the sailboats for the fountain that is available on Saturdays.
Beautiful views, sitting in the surprisingly comfortable chairs next to the pond(interesting part is that you can moving the chairs) tennis courts in the middle of the park is not interesting ?
Beautiful and peaceful garden, very pretty statues and elegant building for the Senate. You can play chess and there is a safe place for young children.
Two reservations: crowded and no toilets.
This will be my place to pass the weekend ??
The Palais du Luxembourg and surrounding gardens were built for Marie de Medici in 1615. The grounds are laid out in Italian Barque style. Now home to the French Senate you can only view the palace from the outside and watch the gendarmes parading up.. Read more » and down.
The exterior of the palace is surrounded by a beautiful garden , called "Jardin de Luxembourg a very nice , vast and beautiful gardens where you can have a walk or a picnic and admiring the several statues of the French queens , and where children play in the fountain de Medecis or enjoying a marionette show...
A great garden to chill and relax in the sun. I really enjoyed my hours here. I will definatly repeat this! Bring a book and a glass of wine with you and enjoy!
The Jardin du Luxembourg (French pronunciation: [ʒaʁdɛ̃ dy lyksɑ̃buːʁ]), also known in English as the Luxembourg Gardens, is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of .. Read more »King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace. The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace. It covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, model sailboats on its circular basin, and picturesque Medici Fountain, built in 1620. The name Luxembourg comes from the Latin Mons Lucotitius, the name of the hill where the garden is located.
The garden is largely devoted to a green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and centred on a large octagonal basin of water, with a central jet of water; in it children sail model boats. The garden is famed for its calm atmosphere. Surrounding the bassin on the raised balustraded terraces are a series of statues of former French queens, saints and copies after the Antique. In the southwest corner, there is an orchard of apple and pear trees and the théâtre des marionnettes (puppet theatre). The gardens include a large fenced-in playground for young children and their parents and a vintage carousel. In addition, free musical performances are presented in a gazebo on the grounds and there is a small cafe restaurant nearby, under the trees, with both indoor and outdoor seating from which many people enjoy the music over a glass of wine. The orangerie displays art, photography and sculptures. The model boat pond in Conservatory Water in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, is loosely based on that of one in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
The École nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris and the Odéon theatre stand next to the Luxembourg Garden.
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Such a lovely place to visit! Busy but lots of places to sit. Such stunning gardens with an amazing palace. I don’t know how much it costs but little children were playing with boats in the fountain with sticks which looked like lots of fun! Ve.. Read more »ry lovely and relaxing place in Paris.
It was one of the best place to spend summer time. Surrounded by trees and spacious place and moreover you will get needful thing to eat. Must visit and enjoy the atmosphere.
One of my favourite gardens in this city. Winter or Summer ? they have added a lot of trees over the spring time to make it look very exotic, I was pleasantly surprised! Amazing for kids and picnics.