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    JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG

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    Jardin du Luxembourg

    Rue de Médicis and Rue de Vaugirard (6th Arr.)

    Paris

    (33) 01-42-64-33-99 | en.parisinfo.com/museum-monuments/1241/jardin-du-luxembourg

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    • ATTRACTION

      Elegant Park
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Opens 7:15am-8:15am, closes 5:00pm-9:30pm (hours vary seasonally)
    • PRICE (ENTRANCE)

      Free
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Weekends; holidays; summer
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Medici Fountain; sailboat pond; formal gardens
    • ALLOW

      1-4 hours
    • METRO

      Odeon
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    VIBE

    Originally designed in the 1600s by the homesick Queen Marie of Medici, who pined for the Florentine gardens of her youth, these graceful, elegant gardens offer a refined retreat from the hurly burly of Paris’s streets. The imposing Palace of Luxembourg, which flanks one side of the park, now houses the French senate; other attractions include an octagonal pond where well-dressed Parisian children sail tiny wooden boats, the elaborately carved Medici Fountain, and the child-friendly Théâtre des Marionettes (which offers puppet shows daily). Because this is a formal garden, it’s not the kind of place where you can cut loose and sprawl on the grass, but there are plenty of cute green chairs and benches lining the gravel walkways to perch on as you take in the scenery.

    GO HERE WITH

    Kids - for sailing boats and watching puppet shows; friends; family; a date

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    The immaculately manicured gardens are lovely to stroll around, especially on a warm spring day. It’s also a great spot for people watching–we like to grab a seat near the fountain or the sailboat pond and watch the Parisian world go by.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    It would be nice if you could commune with nature a bit more–it’s annoying that all of the grassy areas are fenced off.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    This was a popular hangout for many former notable residents of the neighborhood, including Baudelaire, Victor Hugo, and Ernest Hemingway.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    St. James’s Park (London); Central Park (New York)


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