"Jardin du Palais Royal" Palais Royal Tip by Pieter11

Palais Royal, Paris: 38 reviews and 98 photos

  Jardin du Palais Royal
by Pieter11
 
  • Jardin du Palais Royal - Paris
      Jardin du Palais Royal
    by Pieter11
  • Jardin du Palais Royal - Paris
      Jardin du Palais Royal
    by Pieter11
  • Jardin du Palais Royal - Paris
      Jardin du Palais Royal
    by Pieter11
 

Right behind the Palais Royal, hidden in a peaceful innersquare, you can visit the Jardin du Palais Royal, Garden of the Royal Palace.

While the mainbuilding of the Palacewas built in the 17th century, the arcades and apartments around the garden were built later in the 18th century. They used to shelter guests of the theatre, but today they are the base of several giftshops and little bars.

At sunny days, lots of Parisians come here to relax, read a book, play a game or to play with the children. This makes that it can be very crowded and noisy with people here, but nevertheless it is a very nice place to visit.

The back of the gardens have perfectly cut trees and colourful flowersbeds, a few old fountains and some benches to sit and relax. The front of the area though, is much more modern. In the 80's some modern pieces of art were added here like the fountain with big metal balls, and a square full of little black-and-white columns. This is the area where the children like to play, and where it is the most hectic when the weather is good.

Address: Rue de Rivoli
Directions: When you stand in front of the Palais Royal, pass the building on its leftside and enter the square through a small arch. You can also enter is from the north end of the garden.
Phone: +33 1 47 03 92 16
Website: http://palais-royal.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 4, 2006
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