Luxembourg's garden and Palace were the brainchild of Marie de Médicis in 1612, King Henry IV’s French wife.She wanted to create a place filled with typical Italian architecture like the Pitti Palace and the Boboli garden in Florence, which would remind her Italian origins.
Nowadays, the Palais du Luxembourg is the headquarters of an institution of the French Parliament called Sénat.
Along with the National Embassy, located near the Invalides Museum and just in front of Concorde’s place, Sénat decide if they agree on the French government's proposed laws. Sénat can also tell if they want to change parts of the proposed laws, or if they disagree with the political decisions.
Apart from the Sénat located in the Palais du Luxembourg, we suggest you to go there just to enjoy the garden.
Jardin du Luxembourg is a quiet place far away from the traffic jam making it the perfect spot to:
- To have a rest
- Read a book
- Get a suntan
- Go on a date
- Hang out with your Erasmus friends…
The best part of Luxembourg's Garden is the attention to comfort and detail. In order to make yourself completely at ease, you'll find in the garden lots of chairs and sofas that are free to use =) !
Jardin du Luxembourg is also one of the most important and "good looking" gardens in Paris along with Jardin des Tuileries.
Visiting Jardin du Luxembourg offers so much more than a one-dimensional experience, because you will get to see a typical French Garden recognizable by is typical geometrical shape (cone-rounded shaped and pyramid bushes), grounds that look like a knitted floral napkin, picturesque water mirror & fountains.
The term French Garden implies a lot of maintenance, and it can be seen as a fine example of vegetal architecture.
You will also see hints of an English landscape where nature grows freely untouched by the human hand.
A sample of Jardin du Luxembourg Paris:
How to get to the Jardin du Luxembourg: Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006 Paris
- RER B Luxembourg
Velib': 6009 Guynemer – 6008 Assas – 5010 Henri Barbusse – 6017 Conde
Noctilien (Night Bus): N14-N21-N122 Luxembourg
- Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/WMxgy
- Other info about Jardin du Luxembourg:
- Price: Free entrance
- Opening hours, please refer to Jardin du Luxembourg website