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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 #70 of 734 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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Santa Monica, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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267 reviews 267 reviews
68 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
224 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Melbourne
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Has become my favourite afternoon haunt, to grab a seat by the fountain, in the sun, and simultaneously read and people-watch.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A former royal palace, this is a beautiful location... the gardens and buildings provide some wonderful photographic opportunities. Yet for me, I will cherish memories of this place forever as I walked through the same columns and trees as more famous figures such as the Duc D'Orléans (later Phillipe Egalité!), Charlotte Corday, and of course, Camille Desmoulins. My students and... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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