Parks in Paris: Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Garden (French: Jardin du Luxembourg) is a park of 22.5 hectares (55.6 acres) located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France.




Five interesting facts about the park:

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


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Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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Sculpture, Luxembourg Garden, Paris

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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


Have you ever visited the Luxembourg Garden in Paris? What are your impressions of the park? Feel free to post a comment below.






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Find more information about opening times for visiting the Luxembourg Garden on the official website: http://www.senat.fr/visite/jardin/index.html/

2 comments

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

    What camera do you use?

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