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Palais Royal

6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
+33(0)1 47 03 92 16
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Ranked #82 of 692 attractions in Paris
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens
Activities: Inline skating
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Houston, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We rented an apartment for a few weeks in the neighborhood of Palais Royale--which we had never heard of. The cab driver taking us from the airport made a point to take us by the Palais Royale and point it out as a neighborhood treasure. Absolutely lovely with a nice restaurant in one corner but also a really great place... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Historic landmark, well worth the visit and tour. Some great artefacts on display in here. Try to choose early morning for visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Found the little park in the Palais Royal on way back to hotel. A great place to rest and watch the world go by. Some interesting little shops and restaurants amoungst the colonaded walkways and just a great place to chill out and catch some rays if the sun is out.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Make sure you reach by 9.00 to beat the rush. You will not be able to keep your eyes away from the ceilings within. The entire place is full of wonderful works of art. At the end of the tour inside, rest a while in Angelina tea room. Wonderful pastries and hot chocolate.

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This small park and garden is gorgeous. It is a wonderful place for one to recharge after a day of sightseeing.

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Bergen, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

You need to find it to use it! It is a park but also a place where you can do a little bit of shopping (unique boutiques) without the hustle and bustle. If you want to do some jogging or exercising in the morning - this is perfect. Beautiful surroundings, and with gravel - better for your feet.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The courtyards of the Palais Royal are one of the best places in Paris to sneak away from the noise and crowds of the areas around the Lourve for a nice lunch or just a stroll. The renovations and cleaning of the stone facades continue resulting in buildings that look brand new. The current temporary location of the Comedie Francaise... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The first palace was built in the 17th century and buildings have changed until 19th century. French history went through this place. There is also a beautiful and quiet garden, because not always known by tourists. One of my favourite Paris monuments, with Louvre and Palais/Jardins of Luxembourg because of history and histories.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This area has two splendid vintage couture shops. They are impressive even if you aren't in the market for a 30 year old Givenchy wrap, etc. Fascinating. One only permits one customer at a time, so be forewarned if you actually intend to shop, not just look.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

You can only access the gardens...and they're just not that exciting. It looks like more of a local hangout where you read your newspaper, not a touristy site.

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