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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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An oasis of calm

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This historic building is located a few meters from the famous Louvre museum not far from the of the Seine bank. The area around is entirely surrounded by fantastic and well-maintained gardens where you can only find calm and relaxation. I did not have time to go inside, but I had the chance to see it from the outside. In... More 

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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had to see this place because Colette, one of my favourite writers, lived here in her last days. It is a beautiful building looking on a large garden. In her last years she could not move from her bed but I am sure she enjoyed looking from the windows at the garden and the people outside. Nice gallery with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We didn't go in but we did see the building around the entire exterior. It's really worth seeing. It's also a good starting point by subway to many sections of Paris. We actually passed this building numerous times when we got on the #1 subway.

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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.