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Le Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest park in the Paris inner city. Itwas originally owned by the duke of Luxemburg, hence the name. The domain was purchased in 1612 by Marie de' Medici, mother of Louis XIII.

The park is 22,45 hectare large and at the center of the park is an octagonal pond known as the Grand Bassin There are two fountains, theFontaine de Medicis and the Fontaine de l'Observatoire.

The gardens were laid out in Italian style on request of Marie de' Medici. In the 19th century when the private park opened to the public, it was redesigned in a more French style but the original layout has been preserved.

Between 1615 and 1627 the Palais du Luxembourg was constructed at the northern end of the Jardin du Luxembourg. It was built for Marie de' Medicis, but she never had the pleasure of living in this palais. Currently yhe building houses the French Senate.

Address: Jardin du Luxembourg - Paris
Directions: Bus 28 - Luxembourg
Phone: +33 1 42 34 20 00
Website: http://www.senat.fr/visite/jardin/index.html

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