The history of the Jardin du Luxembourg started in 1611 when Marie de Medicis decided to build a palace in Paris. She decided to plant 2,000 elm trees and build the Medici Fountain. Now the Luxembourg Palace is the house of the French Senat.
The Gardens and the palace are located in the 6 th arrondissement of Paris, near the metro Odeon Mabillon and the RER Luxembourg.
It is the second largest public park in Paris with its 23 hectares.
It counts a very large number of statues, in total 106 statues of famous people: Beethoven, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Frederic Chopin, a smaller Statue of Liberty, animal statues and statues from Greek mythology.
Beautiful gardens with flowers, green grass, with the calm atmosphere, it is the place in Paris for relaxing.
Opening hours: The garden is open depending on the length of the day light. In winter it opens around 8 am and close early around 4:30 pm and in the summer it opens at 7:30 am until 8 pm and 9pm in July.
The Jardin du Luxembourg is a typical garden for children. Family with kids like here specially for the playground, the pony rides, the puppet theater and the merry-go-round. A large pool is made for model and sailing boats.
The bandstand is the setting for concerts in which programs are displayed throughout the summer July, August and September at the park entranceboulevard Saint-Michel. Chess and bridge players meet regularly, even in winter.
The Jardin is also the place for sports like tennis, basketball, martial arts. Did you know the Championship finals in France, the Jeu de paume, are held here the first Sunday in September.
Free concerts in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris during the Summer.
Chopin in Luxembourg Gardens: music festival in Paris in June, July.
Courses du Luxembourg in September.
Le Senat is a four star hotel near the Luxembourg Gardens, in Saint Germain des Pres and the Latin Quarter area, near many boutiques and restaurants (a perfect location). Address: Le Senat Hotel, 10 rue de Vaugirard Paris 6th arrondissement.
Best Western Trianon Rive Gauche is very close to the gardens, the Sorbonne, Louvre Museum, art galleries and shopping. Address: Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche, 1 rue de Vaugirard Paris 6th arrondissement.
Hotel Le Clos Medicis is unique hotel with a garden. Easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Address: Le Clos de Medicis Hotel, 56 rue Monsieur Le Prince Paris 6th arrondissement.More hotels near the Jardin du Luxembourg
La Maison du Jardin is a good bistro, serves a high quality food at a reasonable price. Address: 27 Rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris France. . Metro Sevres Babylone.
The boutique Patisserie Pierre Herme is the place to find the best macaroons in Paris, the best patisserie. Only few minutes to walk from the Luxembourg Gardens. 72 Rue Bonaparte.
Chocolat Jean Paul Hevin for chocolate. Address: 3 Rue Vavin.
Amorino ice cream sells an authentic homemade Italian ice cream, all natural. Chocolates, candies, tea and other sweets. Favorite flavors: stracciatella, bourbon vanilla. 4 Rue Vavin Paris.
Luxembourg Micro a cybercafe near the Jardin du Luxembourg. Internet service, . Open 7 days a week. Address: 81, Boulevard Saint Michel, 5th arrondissement Paris.
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