The Luxembourg Garden: A Park in Paris, France

Jardin du Luxembourg


The Luxembourg Garden (French: Jardin du Luxembourg) is a large park (23 ha), located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France.




Five interesting facts about the Luxembourg Garden:


  • The garden was created in 1612 by Marie de' Medici (1575–1642), the widow of King Henry IV of France.
  • This was the first French garden to be influenced by the Italian Baroque.
  • The garden is featured prominently in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables.
  • The Luxembourg Palace is now used by the French Senate.
  • This is the second biggest park in Paris.

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Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Sculpture, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

Jardin du Luxembourg
Sculpture, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Luxembourg Palace, Paris

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Statue of Anne de Beaujeu (1461–1522), Princess of France, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Statue of Blanche de Castille (1188–1252), Queen of France, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Statue of Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549), Princess of France, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Statue of Valentina Visconti (1368–1408), Duchess of Orléans, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Statue of Liberty, first model, by Frédéric Bartholdi, 1870, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Sculpture of Lion, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Luxembourg Palace and Garden, Paris



Opening Times:


Monday to Sunday
Summer: 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
Winter: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm


Entrance fee:


Entry is free for all.


Address:

Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France

Location map


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2 comments

  1. Beautiful photos! Makes me want to come and visit :)

    What camera do you use?

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