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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
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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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Accidentally found this place while walking by the Louvre. Its a great place to take cool pictures. They have these column pedestals you can sit or stand on that turned out to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Accidentally found this place while walking by the Louvre. Its a great place to take cool pictures. They have these column pedestals you can sit or stand on that turned out to be nice photos. Also they had mirror ball display that also turned out to be interesting photos. It is also by the gardens that was calming and nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is of ours on must see list . This is a hart on Paris every thing started from here ,I personally would suggest to have a tour guide ,but it's a matter of choice of course .

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Inside the courtyard of the Palais Royal is a beautiful sculpture installation made up of black-and-white columns of various heights. Very photogenic. No entrance fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

OK it hasn't got the unique romantic charm of Champes Elysees but Rue de Rivoli has a character all its own. If there, don't miss the Palais Royal. Opposite the Louvre it is an interesting city square. Depending on the time of the day you could find a vibrant mix of pavement artists, skateboarders and street performers. It also has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Many people miss the Palais Royal - and it is a true hidden gem, with lovely shops (Stella McCartney, Serge Lutens parfumeur, etc), and a lovely garden in the centre. The highlight is on the Louvre side, lovely statues in different heights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a nice tranquil park to walk, relax or bring kids to see and play in the much controversial, Le Deux Plateau. This is a historic landmark where the Kings brother lived here without police! Many traveled here to gamble and party. A monk from Champagne France ,Dom Perignon, introduced his wine with bubbles to this crowd. They loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Royal place was great place and a must see site to look at and take picture because of its unique architecture in Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In the December of 2015, I went to Paris. One advice is that, you can get to almost any of the major tourist attractions through subway train lines. All you have to do is get a day or a week pass depending on how long you are staying in Paris. The Palais Royal was well structurally designed. The walls, both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a fan of DUMAS this was a must for me. Who could resist going to the Palace where Cardinal Richellieu was based. For people who don't know it, it is a quiet haven in the middle of the city which is great for jogging, walking, photography or simply experiencing life in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On our walk to get to the Louvre, we passed through this lovely quiet area. There may be tours to get inside the buildings. We just walked around the gardens. There was a rose show going on when we were there. Many royals have lived here, including Louis XIV as a child (with his mother and brother). Like all the... More 

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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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