Luxembourg Gardens and Luxembourg Palace
Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg) is a park with 25 hectare area located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It was begun to be built in 1612 for Queen Marie de Medicis.
The characteristics of Luxembourg Gardens
There is an octagonal basin of water and some statues in the center. Besides, Palais de Luxembourg (Luxembourg Palace), which is used as French Senate today, is also there. Garden, palace and other buildings were built pursuant to Florence architecture. For example, the Luxembourg Palace was modeled after Palazzo Pitti. Since the hometown of Queen Marie was Florance, such an architecture was preferred.
One of the worth-seeing buildings in Luxembourg Gardens is also Medici Fountain. Medici Fountain was built for the queen in 1630. Apart from these: Statues and reliefs in Luxembourg Gardens are worth-seeing.
What can you do in Luxembourg Gardens?
You can do activities such as chess and tennis in park apart from trip and photography. Besides, open air concerts take place. You can visit some buildings and places such as Le Bon Paris Tours, Musee de Mineralogie, 6th Arrondissement, Musée du Luxembourg.
Transportation to Luxembourg Gardens and Luxembourg Palace
Address: 15 rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris
Metro: you can arrive at the park using “Odeon” metro station or “Luxembourg” RER station.
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