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Luxembourg Gardens

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Address: Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard St. Michel, Rue Auguste-Comte and Rue Guynemer, 75006 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 34 20 00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: These formal gardens, open to only royalty before the French Revolution...
These formal gardens, open to only royalty before the French Revolution, now serve as one of Paris's most popular destinations for relaxation.
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Great Way to Spend Sunday Afternoon in Paris!

We love the Luxembourg Gardens! So many things to do. Our 8 year old loved the large play area. We observed horseback riding and people picnicking on the lovely grounds. On... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We love the Luxembourg Gardens! So many things to do. Our 8 year old loved the large play area. We observed horseback riding and people picnicking on the lovely grounds. On Sunday afternoons, there is a Puppet Show which we are so glad we did. Although the show is in French,(which we don't speak) we laughed and enjoyed the show.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful city space, popular with locals and visitors. Beautiful gardens, green shade, splashing fountain, tennis courts, Palace backdrop. A really cared for and well used place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a hotel near by the gardens, Hotel Luxembourg Parc. This garden was as beautiful as movies and stories have told us. We have been in several parks and gardens during all our travelling around the word, but this breathtaking garden is among the finest. We shave our faces, but these gardeners shave the plants, flowers and trees.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

A great place to relax and recuperate from walking around Paris all day. Plenty of benches and chairs. Also theres a nice playground for the kids to run around, with 8 slides in total if I counted correctly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The Medici fountain is incredible - many people (including myself) want to get a photo in front of this beautiful fountain. The basin has little boats floating that can be rented (they all have different country's flags on them, and there is a pirate ship!) - they are great fun to watch. In the middle of the day, people are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The gardens are beautiful and as you walk towards the "pond" and palace, you will find plenty of seats. There is shade ti be found on hot days, too. Kids (and adults) can rent sailboats (about 20inches n made guaranteed to float) for 2.50euros fir 30mins. Well wirth the $. Don't worry about the country's flag on the boat because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

There really is a place where children can float boats on a pond. The garden is very formal, but lovely and there are spots where you can sit and read a book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We walked from our place in the 13th arrondissement in the 90+ degree heat and were rewarded with a cool and peaceful hour reading under trees in this beautiful park. The Senate has its impressive building here (originally built for Maria de Medici, widow of Henry IV) , there are tennis courts, sailboats to rent for children to float on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Luxembourg Gardens are quite lovely and are a well used Parisian park. There is so much to do there. It has a lot of grass and many benches. You will see people picnicking, riding bikes, sailing small boats on the pond, playing boules or just plain relaxing. This year we went on the 4th of July and took our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Very nice gardens in the city centre of Paris . Everybody should visit it . The weather was fantastic so it was really busy from people chilling in the garden .

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Address: Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard St. Michel, Rue Auguste-Comte and Rue Guynemer, 75006 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 34 20 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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