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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 #59 of 786 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Tortona, Italy
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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139 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
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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Santa Monica, California
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

streets around are linked by very discreet arched passageways that are worth seeking out. It is lovely with many places to have coffee and drinks and indulge the senses.

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Tucson, Arizona
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147 attraction reviews
457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I would never put the Palais Royal on a "must see" list nor would I go out of my way to visit. But if you're in the neighborhood admiring works in the Louvre or walking along Rue de Rivoli, then by all means, drop by for a stroll through the inner courtyard's calm gardens. If you are interested in architecture,... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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291 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Off the area with the museum Louvre across the Rue de Rivoli, that itself seems some kinda a noble one with the nice buildings and expensive stores, there is some royal complex of the old edifices and courts behind them and between them. Also quiet green espaces that span from one used to be residence of the great Cardinal Richelieu,... More

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

As a student of French History with a family interest in the subject, the hook that drew us to City Wonders (tour) of the Palais Royal was the promise of a well designed wine tasting at the end. Once there with our charming and knowledgeable guide, Avi, whose words, historical repartee, and pure interest in this most interesting adventure of... More

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St Petersburg, Fl
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Totally missed the Palais Royal on the previous visits, never will again. You could shop for shoes, clothes, watches, have a meal, people watch, but the best is just to decompress in the tree lined arcade and enjoy the surroundings.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I dont like the noise of cars, and in the palais royal you can find a quite oasis. It still has charme and nice shops, in any case i like a lot taking a walk there since 30(!) years...

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We really enjoyed the City Wonders tour of the Royal Palace followed by the wine tasting. Our guide, Avi, did a great job of explaining the history of the Palace and the key roles in French history that it's inhabitants played. The tour included the grounds and gardens and then a walking tour through some of the historic parts of... More

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