Luxembourg Palace

15 rue de Vaugirard, Paris

The Luxembourg Palace (French: Palais du Luxembourg, pronounced [pa.lɛ dy lyk.sɑ̃.buːʁ]) is located at 15 rue de Vaugirard in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It was originally built (1615–1645) to the designs of the French architect Salomon de Brosse to be the royal residence of the regent Marie de' Medici, mother of Louis XIII of France. After the Revolution it was refashioned (1799–1805) by Jean Chalgrin into a legislative building and subsequently greatly enlarged and remodeled (1835–1856) by Alphonse de Gisors. Since 1958 it has been the seat of the French Senate of the Fifth Republic. Immediately west of the palace on the rue de Vaugirard is the Petit Luxembourg, now the residence of the Senate President; and slightly further west, the Musée du Luxembourg, in the former orangery. On the south side of the palace, the formal Luxembourg Garden presents a 25-hectare green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and large basins of water where children sail model boats.
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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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  • Milovan Ružić

    - 30 January 2018 -

    the park is huge and beautiful. I was in January, and I can only imagine how it is beautiful when it is spring or summer. The park is very safe. You have public toilet (very clean like others in beautiful Paris)

  • vanja bisic

    - 24 December 2017 -

    Great place for a leisurely walk and a break from the busy streets.

  • Victoria G

    - 13 November 2017 -

    Beautiful place to relax. The grounds are extremely well maintained.

  • Chi-An Wu

    - 15 October 2017 -

    Just a normal garden, nothing special, good for local to hangout, but if you are tourist, you can skip this place and go to 100 other more exciting place in Paris

  • Raul Low

    - 05 October 2017 -

    Long queue. But it's free on European heritage day. I side decoration is magnificent and luxury. Visit the library

  • G Williams

    - 01 September 2017 -

    Awesome place too just sit and relax for an hour and escape. Take a picnic, or at least jambon et formage and pick up so bread and a drink en route. If you can't be bothered with that, there's plenty of places around the as you approach to get something. It's a really beautiful place too chill. For kids there are donkey rides and also hire a wooden sail boat to float in the pond.

  • Robert Whelan

    - 27 August 2017 -

    The park is stunning. Escape from the city but still inside. Lovely for kids, reading books, little boats for kids to hire €4 to play with in the pond.

  • William Stevenson

    - 22 August 2017 -

    Incredible outdoor experience. Buy a sandwich and relax on the grass with a bottle of wine. Couldn't have had a better afternoon.

  • Vincent Deloint

    - 15 August 2017 -

    Wonderful parc to walk around at any time of the year. And museum in the parc with great exhibitions.

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Luxembourg Palace tours

Small-Group Luxembourg Gardens Walking Tour in Paris

Discover the Luxembourg Gardens with a knowledgeable guide on this 2-hour walking tour. Located in Paris' esteemed 6th arrondissement, this verdant escape is one of the city's most renowned attractions, and has an interesting history. Walk along the tree-lined pathways, admire the serene flora and...

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