"Palais du Luxembourg" Palais du Luxembourg Tip by Tom_Fields
Palais du Luxembourg, Paris: 25 reviews and 61 photos
Built in 1631 for King Henry IV's widow Marie de Medici, it was intended to remind her of her home in Florence. It was designed by Salomon de Brosse, and modelled after the Pitti Palace. After the Revolution, it was used as a prison. During World War II, it became the headquarters of the German Air Force (the Luftwaffe). Today, it's home to the French Senate. The building and gardens are exquisitely beautiful. It's the most popular park in the city.
The gardens are open daily, but to tour the inside requires an appointment, months in advance.
Address: Blvd Saint-Michel.
Directions: On the Left Bank, in the Luxembourg Quarter. Metro: Odeon.
Phone: 33 01 42 34 20 00
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