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Palais Royal

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Address: 6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33(0)1 47 03 92 16
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Inline skating
Description: This royal palace, first home to Cardinal Richelieu and later a childhood...
This royal palace, first home to Cardinal Richelieu and later a childhood home of Louis XIV, is longer open to the public, although its exquisite gardens can still be enjoyed.
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Hidden piece of tranquility in Paris

From the street you wouldn't even begin to imagine what a beautiful garden was behind the Palais Royal. Once you go through the arch in to the gardens you are presented with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

From the street you wouldn't even begin to imagine what a beautiful garden was behind the Palais Royal. Once you go through the arch in to the gardens you are presented with a seating/play area but further along is some lovely tree lined gardens with seating and boutiques/cafes around the outside. A truly lovely place to sit and while away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just magical! If well maintained gardens plunge us into an atmosphere of yesteryear! And all these stores "old." A stroll exotic, soon to follow up on walkways to the main boulevards.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Les jardins du Palais Royal, the Palais Royal garden, is a nice place to browse around when the weather is sunny. You can enjoy the BUREN work of art if you enter by the theater side (the very famous Comedie Francaise. Yo can stop at cafe Nemours, on the terrace to have a coffee or a beer outside and admire... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is worth spending time in the formal gardens of Palais Royal, almost empty on a rather grey March day and surrounded by elegant arcades with shops ranging from the smart to the run-down. Wide gravel paths are lined by neatly pruned trees, there are rose beds and in March, masses of daffodils. A tiny cannon installed in 1786 that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Worth a quick look around, grounds open from early am to 8pm and looks just as lovely at night as during the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Palais Royal is a really lovely builidng steps away from the Musee du Louvre at the center of Paris in the premiere arrondisement. The architecture is stunning & the gardens around the Palai Royal are also quite lovely. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Such a Beauty in itself, an incredibly huge building, the massive courtyard inside takes your breathe away... Wouldn't have minded this as a palace for myself :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I just like the cosyness of the shops, the light was beautiful the day I visited and the calmness in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Paris was a relief.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Unfortunately only had 2 full days in Paris, and did not get the chance to visit the Royal Palace as long as I would have liked. The gorgeous architecture of this place itself is worth a view, proving to be an excellent place to visit. There are gardens around the place as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Such a nice hideaway for having your sandwich around the fountain, I love the silver ball fountains too and the famous black and white columns.

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.