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Domaine National du Palais-Royal

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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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8 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Great place to visit when you are in Paris.. Many children playing around..Great place for photography.. Sometimes there are even salsa dancing too.. Many cafes near by.. Place for tranquility and to chill

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank romitexworld
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Really really cool place. loved the columns, the kids climbing, and all the options to take photographs. Great, peaceful place to just hang out and take it easy if you are doing the rounds in Paris.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

This was trip number 7 and for reasons I don’t know, we never knew to check this out. Anyway, the window shopping is wonderful, the round blocks are fun to photograph and climb and the cafe with the bakery next to it are perfect for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

We visited Palais Royal on a Sunday morning. We enjoyed ambling through the area and especially were taken with the photography on display. On this sunny, quiet morning, there was a multi-generational cross-section of people, and the experience was very pleasant.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great place to stroll and find a place for lunch and people watch. Just lovely. This is a more serene area without all the hustle bustle

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

I never get tired of wandering through this part of Paris. No traffic here, just the serenity of a fountain, gardens and lots of chairs to sit on. Some shopping. Some very chic cafes. A very early attempt to build an off-street shopping and entertainment...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This garden/square, has a very geometric feel to it. It’s black and white theme is attractive. Lovely straight lines of trees add to this. There are beautiful shops all the way around. Well worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

We visited the courtyard and garden area....unfortunately, you can not go inside the buildings at the complex. It is a neat area, but the gardens are not anywhere nearly as impressive as Luxembourg Gardens, The Tuileries, Jardin des Plantes or Versailles. The outside of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Came thinking the gardens might be something special - or even the striped columns. No, not here so just head straight for the Luxembouerg Garden and palace if you want to be wowed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

We alk through this area, but there is nothing special to see here, though they would say column art is the attraction, but to me it was nothing special. Nice garden that's about it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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David V
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Becky60956 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's free. It's a park for the surrounding buildings but open to the public, at least every time I've been there. Retail shops are along the arcade in the first floor of the buildings.
Maddy D
September 29, 2016|
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It's all free. The spheres are cool !