Luxembourg Gardens

Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard St. Michel, Rue Auguste-Comte and Rue Guynemer, Paris

4.5

The Luxembourg Gardens is a landscaped park. It is a recreational and relaxation area. The place is overgrown with trees, boasting walkways, lush greenery and outstanding works of art everywhere.

The park comprises French and English style gardens and has many works of art (fountains, sculptures, grottoes...) and floral and herbal arrangements. The place is tranquil, offering respite of the city and its traffic in a verdant environment.

The Luxembourg Gardens are ideal both for the children and the adults. Children can entertain themselves in a number of ways, including riding the city’s oldest carousel, sailing small boats or attending a puppet show. The adults can relax in a beautiful setting and observe works of art.

The place is especially beautiful in summer, with the verdant greenery, and in autumn, when warm colors are prevalent.

The Luxembourg Gardens are near the center of Paris. They are open from early hours until evening. You can find the gardens next to the Pantheon, in the vicinity of the Latin Quarter.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Mon

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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Reviews

  • Molebogeng Mohuba

    4
    - 10 September 2018 -

    This place is amazing. The gardens are lovely, when we were there they had a live orchestra playing; it was beautiful. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is that you are not allowed to sit on the grass. So if you plan to have a picnic in the park it will have to be on the uncomfortable benches they provide or on their gravel walkways (makes no sense to me at all). Other than that; amazing.

  • Megha Banerji

    5
    - 06 September 2018 -

    One of the best places I have visited in Paris. Beautiful on a nice warm day with the sun out. Let the kids run around and you can grab a reclining chair and enjoy a drink and your book. A nice pond in the middle for kids to rent little boats and play for hours. It's a nice afternoon spent relaxing specially if you are a tourist and have had a busy schedule and just want some time to relax.

  • Emily Keane

    5
    - 28 August 2018 -

    Lovely place to just sit down and read a book or chat with some coffee. Lovely crepe stand near one of the entrances. Watching the boats on the water is also fun, I think it was something like 4€ for 15mins to sail your own, we had just as much fun watching kids and parents race around the pond after them.

  • Rachel Lee

    5
    - 25 August 2018 -

    Out of many lovely parks in Paris, this was my favorite. It's not too touristy like the one in front of the Louvre - you'll see the locals enjoying the sun or having a little picnic. This place is big and thankfully filled with chairs and benches so one can easily find a spot to take a break.

  • Dave Cecchi

    5
    - 19 August 2018 -

    Here's the deal with Luxembourg Gardens - I love this place. I love the scene, I love the people watching, I love the history, I love the grounds and the pond. My whole family loves it. It is the perfect place to go chill after landing from a long flight when you need to relax a few hours before bed so you can start fresh the next day. Also just a good place to go in general. Kids can do sailboats in the pond. Puppet theater Amazing huge playground Sit and relax and eat ice cream Soak it up and be happy

  • Jitendra Kumar Agarwala

    4
    - 15 August 2018 -

    The entrance is free unless you visit to the museum within the park. We felt as if we were transported to a wonderland. The park is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, the model sailboats on its circular basin, and for the picturesque Palace. This is one of the most beautiful places in Paris. It reflects perfectly the way I imagine Paris with the eyes of a foreigner: big squared palaces, music in the streets, big parks and big green avenues.

  • Justin Taylor

    5
    - 13 August 2018 -

    Simply stunning! Every shrub, tree and flower bed is symmetrically laid out and in its proper place. The grounds are immaculately cared for. Nice to see so many people relaxing and picnicking in the gardens. Also, this is the seat of the senate and of course there is a tremendous amount of history here.

  • Con Stroulios

    5
    - 28 July 2018 -

    Wonderful, beautiful, huge tiered park, nicely sectioned and divided out in a classical way, with a big fountain/pond in the centre. Surrounded on the edge of the oval area walkways and the square tree line are statues of famous people, and the entrance is guarded by 2 lions, with the Palace in the background. This area is free and available for the public, with green manicured lawns, children's playground and tennis courts. Great space to sit and absorb the beauty of the area, and relax and stay in the cool of the shade that the trees offer, fantastic park!!!

  • Chris De Shane

    5
    - 13 July 2018 -

    A large beautiful park in the middle of the city. It is great for a stroll and if you are visiting with kids the playground here is one of the best public play spaces I have found (though there is a small cost to enter). The central pool of water is also a fun spot to sit and watch the boats sail.

  • Hildie Johnson

    5
    - 26 June 2018 -

    An awesome park! This is free and open to the public, with plenty of shade, benches, and picnic tables. This is a perfect spot for walking, running, sight-seeing, or just people watching. Easy access from the Metro and totally worth it for an afternoon out. Bring a book, or a blanket, or just yourself and enjoy this Queen's garden! The statues of queens (and the patron saint of Paris, St. Genevieve) are cool to see, too!

  • Carlotta Hogan

    - 05 June 2018 -

    I came in the winter but it is still a lovely place.

  • Todd Kuna

    - 18 May 2018 -

    Amazing park for a picnic with friends

  • Reyouf R

    - 28 April 2018 -

    👌🏼relaxing

  • LeVan Greene

    - 23 April 2018 -

    Breathtakingly beautiful place my first in Paris no other words to describe❤️

  • Monique Orsot

    - 23 April 2018 -

    Luxembourg Garden is beautiful for a stroll, picnic or a jog. I recommend getting up early for a run through the park.

  • Emily Andino

    - 10 April 2018 -

    A beautiful place to have a picnic in spring or relax outside with a book

  • Budoor Bahareth

    - 03 April 2018 -

    A good spot on a sunny day to read, relax, or jog. its close to a couple if local markets as well.

  • Sinem Okumus

    - 20 March 2018 -

    Medici fountain and magnolia trees

  • Olivier Fontenay

    - 17 February 2018 -

    Right in the garden, the Musée du Luxembourg stages first class art exhibitions. The address is 19, Rue de Vaugirard, Don't miss it. https://www.parisdigest.com/paris-gardens/luxembourg-gardens.htm.

  • Yunfu Xie

    - 01 February 2018 -

    Visited in Sep 2016.

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