"Jardins du Luxembourg" Palais du Luxembourg Tip by draguza

Palais du Luxembourg, Paris: 25 reviews and 61 photos

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  • Jardins du Luxembourg - Paris
  • Jardins du Luxembourg - Paris
      Jardins du Luxembourg
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  • Palais du Luxembourg - Paris
      Palais du Luxembourg
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The Luxembourg Palace was built for Maria de Medici in the years 1615-1627. The architect Salomon de Brosse, designed it as a Florentine palace because Marie de Medicis liked this style.
For the decorations and the embellishments, Rubens paintings adorn the walls of the large gallery and the library has the masterpieces of Eugene Delacroix. The uses of the palace have changed multiple times. For example, it was a prison during the Revolution. It currently houses the Senate.
The gardens of Luxembourg surround the palace. This large park, which has sprawling lawns and abundant flowers, always astonishes its visitors with its harmonious paths, the beauty of its flowers and the shadows under its trees.

Address: Boulevard Saint Michel
Directions: VI Arrondissement
Metro stop "Luxembourg" (line B)

Phone: +33 1 42 34 20 00
Website: http://www.senat.fr/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 24, 2005
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