The Luxembourg garden (Jardin du Luxembourg)

The Luxembourg Garden covers over 25 hectares and is located in the Latin Quarter close to Sorbonne university and Notre Dame. Originally the royal gardens, it is very famous with tourists today. The park is kept both in Classical and Oriental styles. It was opened to public in the 17th century. Following the French Revolution, the leaders of the French Directory expanded the garden to forty hectares by confiscating the land of the neighbouring religious order of the Carthusian monks. The park features the Palais du Luxembourg, which is the seat of the Senate of France and the National Assembly; the Musée du Luxembourg; the Petit-Luxembourg palace, currently the residence of the president of the French Senate, and the central esplanade of the rue de l'Observatoire. André Gill was named curator of the Musée du Luxembourg in 1871, in which capacity he reassembled the scattered collections of art and re-established the museum of sculpture. Also, the park features stone-built théâtre des marionnettes (puppet theatre), a playground, carriage and pony rides, basketball grounds and tennis courts, and the Fountain of the Observatory, also known as the "Fontaine des Quatre-Parties-du-Monde" or the "Carpeaux Fountain", with its numerous sculptures, dedicated to the kings of Europe, noblemen and artists. Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous park`s highlight.
Address: Place Edmond Rostand, Paris
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Lovely park
Andy N , 2015-05-20
The garden was absolutely charming: the kiosk concert, the fountain with little sailboats,.. There are also plenty of take out restaurants around the garden. You can grab something to eat and have a... read full review
Great for kids
Darraghoc , Dublin, Ireland, 2015-05-20
Rented sail boats, rode ponies, played in playground... what more can you say when you have a couple of kids with you that couldn't care less about the historical sites of Paris ;) read full review
A place to sit
Meredith C , Louisiana, 2015-05-20
Luxembourg is beautiful; we spent several afternoons sitting and people watching in the chairs along the edge of the lawn. We used the gardens as our meeting place at the end of the day and I could... read full review
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  • Thiago, 06-10-2013

    Impossível não visitar! Caminhar por aqui, além de encantar os olhos, renova as energias!

  • Alexandre, 21-04-2013

    Grab a cup of coffee, take a sit, and watch beautiful-rive-gauche-parisian-girls happy to see the summer coming back

  •, 26-11-2012

    Did you know? There is an original model of the Statue of Liberty in Paris' Jardin du Luxembourg. The statue has been in the park since 1906!

  • Margot, 07-09-2012

    La fontaine Médicis, gelée en hiver, approche du sublime. Les 2km de tour intérieur sont parfaits pour le footing. Et lire à l'ombre de la statue de Baudelaire est un délice.

  • Benjamin, 28-03-2012

    The Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Gardens, is the second largest public park in Paris.

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