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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A wonderful palace

The magnificent building with a beautiful garden was the personal residence of Cardinal Richelieu. It was designed in 1629 by the architect Jacques Lemercier and completed in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Borzov
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Rijeka, Croatia

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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The magnificent building with a beautiful garden was the personal residence of Cardinal Richelieu. It was designed in 1629 by the architect Jacques Lemercier and completed in 1639. Today, the building houses the Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture as well as the National Library but its huge collection of more than thirty million items is mostly moved to... More 

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Tracy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The art in the courtyard in the midst of a grand building is wonderful. We found it a pleasant place to rest in the middle of a busy visit. Famous folks stayed and lived there. Some interesting stores along the sides.

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 637 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally known as the Palais Cardinal because Cardinal Richelieu ordered the construction of the buildings in 1632, on his deathbed he bequeathed it to Loius XIII and thus the area became known as Palais Royal. In the late 18th century, 60 uniformly styled houses were built on three sides to create the square. An eye catching arrangement of columns of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a great photo opportunity with the checkerboard plaza (great for kids, adults, selfies), and I can imagine that the garden is lovely in season. Year-round, it's a boutique shopping arcade adorning the Palais ground-level with their unique presence. It's near most other attractions in the 1st Arrondissement, but out of the way enough that it's an intentional destination.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Great for photos, the courtyard alone is with a visit. Also attached to a cute garden. Paris is magical in the fall, we really enjoyed our little stop here.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The most charming garden Inside an 18th century complex with the most romantic and elegant galleries along which it is wonderful to walk; I love having a meal in the resaurants of the Palais Royal. . Many famous people have lived there. It was a favourite of Napoleon !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The palace was surrounded by a beautiful garden which nicely complimented the building. Locals like to chill in this place and relax. Its a very good rest stop admist the busy streets around. It was very nice to get a good cup of coffee and resting near the fountain.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The Palais Royal was just a short stroll from our Paris hotel and so we had the opportunity to spend some quiet time admiring its splendid façade and its architecture which was full of character. The palace was surrounded by a beautiful garden which nicely complimented the building. Despite the fact that the palace is located in one of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This seems to be little known and patronised more by Parisians. The outdoor facade of the Palace is symmetrical and elegant and the garden is beautifully laid out with parallel rows of trees, losing their leaves in the autumn, the garden still full of colour and the central pond and fountain a miniature version of the Tuileries Gardens but so... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Nice place for a stroll or picnic. The garden is quite nice and not too busy. The kind of place locals might go to eat lunch.

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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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