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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
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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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Palais Royal

In the December of 2015, I went to Paris. One advice is that, you can get to almost any of the major tourist attractions through subway train lines. All you have to do is get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In the December of 2015, I went to Paris. One advice is that, you can get to almost any of the major tourist attractions through subway train lines. All you have to do is get a day or a week pass depending on how long you are staying in Paris. The Palais Royal was well structurally designed. The walls, both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a fan of DUMAS this was a must for me. Who could resist going to the Palace where Cardinal Richellieu was based. For people who don't know it, it is a quiet haven in the middle of the city which is great for jogging, walking, photography or simply experiencing life in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On our walk to get to the Louvre, we passed through this lovely quiet area. There may be tours to get inside the buildings. We just walked around the gardens. There was a rose show going on when we were there. Many royals have lived here, including Louis XIV as a child (with his mother and brother). Like all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really like it here it was a bit outside where we were staying but not too far and its worth the trip. The tour is a self guided one and it was very informative and the grounds are huge and its a great place to walk around enjoying all the water features and the vast green areas located here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

for all the DUMAS lovers its must seen place - former Palais de Cardinal Richellieu, full of the 3 Musketiers remembrances

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We decided to visit this area after reading about the French writer Collette who lived here. It's a little hard to find as from the street all you see is building walls but there are entrances near the corners of the building.We visited at lunchtime on a beautiful sunny Friday so seating in the shady garden areas was at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

For me I love returning to Palais Royale Gardens, particularly at a time of day when others haven't discovered it yet. It is gorgeous in the afternoon if you can get a seat by the main centrepiece water fountain, gorgeous anytime of the day but better when not crowded. Located a short walk away from the Louvre, the inner courtyard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Another of those Paris highlights , history is everywhere just so much to see be sure to take your time.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I reached here from the Passage du Grand Cerf on a hot day. It was a lovely courtyard with lots of greenery and gorgeous roses. There is a fountain in the centre and people were just relaxing around it. It's close to the Louvre and a place to just relax for a bit b

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Paris is full of natural and material splendours, but I do not find this park and surrounding buildings one of them. You get a much better park complete with (similarly expensive) covered arcade shops and restaurants in the Place des Voges. And if you want a nearby natural refuge away from the hubbub of central Paris, go to the Jardins... More 

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Address: 6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33(0)1 47 03 92 16
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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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.
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