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"Best for lonely, moody or romantic walks" Le Palais Royal Tip by davequ

Le Palais Royal, Paris: 37 reviews and 94 photos

   
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Palais Royal as a prelude to sunset was to me a very moody place.
Maybe it was all the history;

maybe it was the grand scale in combination with lack of people / tourists that particular day.

Lately I get a little tired of and sometimes skip what to me (my opinion) are the disneyland-like, tourist-packed inner arrondisements that some honest and tourist-weary Parisians have referred to in the past as "a theater stage setting,"

but I'm glad I finally caved in and decided to check out Palais Royal.

Not so sure about the aesthetics of the Buren striped columns, but I imagine everyone has a different & personal opinion on that.

I found the garden for some reason to be an even moodier place, though very beautiful, and my favorite.

I recommend magic-hour / sunset / post sunset here for the best time to visit.

Address: Place du Palais-Royal, Paris, 75001
Directions: Metro Palais Royal or Louvre
Phone: +33 1 47 03 92 16
Website: http://www.domaine-palais-royal.fr/

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  • Updated Apr 27, 2006
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