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Luxembourg Gardens

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Luxembourg Gardens.

Luxembourg Gardens features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Great place to relax and picnic
  • Lovely, calm, quiet garden
  • Splendid palace and famous fountain

Time required: 80 minutes

Public transport:

  • RER B: Luxembourg station
  • Metro Line 4: Odeon station

Address: boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris

Things you need to know:

  • The Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg) is the second largest park in Paris (25-ha, 60-acre)
  • The garden belongs to Luxembourg Palace built for Marie de' Medici, mother of king Louis XIII
  • The palace is now the seat of the French Senate and the home of the president of the Senate
  • The park is characterized by gravel walkways, beautifully kept lawn, flower beds, and open-air cafés
  • The garden features and centers around the beautiful Medici Fountain
  • Statues of French queens, saints and copies of the Antique are scattered in the park
  • The garden is famous for its calm atmosphere and, thus, a popular destination for relaxation for Parisians

What to do there:

  • Enjoy the games, the scenery, the greenery and the atmosphere
  • Admire the beautiful palace
  • Do not miss the famous Medici Fountain
  • Relax on a bench or take a coffee in one of the open-air cafés

Tips & Insights:

  • Get some cheese, a baguette, and some wine, and have a picnic in the park as the locals do

Luxembourg Gardens features in these preplanned City Guides: