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Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal)

Rue du Marche-aux-Herbes, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
46-70-70
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The city residence of the Grand Ducal family is situated in the heart of the Old Town. This 16th century structure has an Italian Renaissance facade... more »
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

45 minute tour of some of the interior rooms in the Palace. Book a week in advance for the English version. Our guide knew a lot about the Royal family and their significance during important historical battles as well as which pieces in the home were acquired from important historical figures - which was very interesting. The interiors above all... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love this city to be honest. Everything about it. I love the Palace being right kurplunk in the middle of it. The lights with the faces that follow you as you pass. The guard, pounding the ground back in forth in front. I am out and about a lot in Luxembourg. I have heard that the duke and his... More

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Middx
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The building was nice and you can watch the guards pacing up and down and we were lucky enough to see the guards charge. The best part was watching the Chinese tourists trying to get their photos with the moving guard

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Located in the heart of Luxembourg city. NIce architecture, I liked changing of the guard outside the palace.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went on the guided tour of the Grand Duke's Palace (in English). The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg. we found it very informative. It is worth booking this in advance, which can be done by email (to the Luxembour City Tourist Office), as once we got to the Tourist Office... More

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Luxembourg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The whole family went for guided tour one rainy afternoon. The tour guide is a senior man but was very entertaining. He explained in a very detailed manner every information we need to know about each room. I didnt enjoyed it much because I continued to run after my little daughter (20 months old) because she couldnt stayed long in... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were lucky to travel to Luxembourg on the final weekend of the summer visit season to the palace. The tour was fantastic. The guide took you through the palace and introduced in great detail room by room the significance of the various items as well as the history of the Duchy. The tour had the feeling that someone was... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The tours are only available for about 6 weeks during the summer when the palace is not used for functions etc, The Grand Duke and his family do not actually live at the Palace, but use it for receptions, functions. The history behind the palace is interesting and there are numerous portraits explaining the history, which country owned it during... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Palace is well worth visiting and the tourguide is interesting. The rooms that are shown are quite impressive but there could be more in the way of displays and exhibits about the Grand-Dukes. It would also benefit from a gift shop!

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Israel
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Yet another palace. Interesting story, but there are nicer palaces. At least you get to see where the royalty spends its time.

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