Currently the seat of the French Senate, Luxembourg Palace is a 17th-century palace with original artwork and a grand salon you can tour. The palace was commissioned by Marie de Médici in 1625, and the painting "Coronation of Marie de' Médici in St.-Denis" is displayed in the Gallery of Residents. Also look for portraits of Anne, Duchess of Montpensier; Louis XVIII of France; and Cardinal Richelieu. Plan to visit Luxembourg Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paris attractions using our Paris trip planner.
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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..... more »
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.... more »
Beautiful landscape, touring the garden area is a must! But be wary of doing so on a sunny day, it will be busy for sure! I went when it was slightly rainy and cloudy, and while there were still a lot of people it wasn't too bad. Not sure if you're allowed to have picnics here - certainly no one was stopping for a meal when I was there - but it would be a great place to relax over lunch.
Beautiful but beaware of of going in the rain. Will destroy your shoes. However there are a few nice pavilions to take shelter in. Check out the fountain, it really is lovely. Across the street there's several good cafes with a view of then palace.
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