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Palais Royal

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: 6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33(0)1 47 03 92 16
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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The colonnades are very cool on a hot day. Here you will find upmarket shops such as Stella McCartney. It is a nice area to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The colonnades are very cool on a hot day. Here you will find upmarket shops such as Stella McCartney. It is a nice area to visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The actual Palais Royal isn't open to the public but the ground floor under colonnades surrounding the large rectangular lawn/ garden has several very nice cafes and the odd speciality shop. At the Rue de Rivoli end a another colonnade separates the garden from an open courtyard which is peppered with a vast art work of columns of varying height,... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palais Royal is a now the home of a French Ministry - I think it's the Ministry of Culture. I can't think of a more appropriate home for such a beautiful and peaceful oasis. The Colonnes de Buren are unique but not without detractors however I find them interesting and not at all out of sync with this enclave. I... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palais Royale is an amazing monument and it's architecture is a proof of supremacy. We took a stroll around the palace and loved it. It's very close to the Alexander bridge and Lovre museum as well.

Thank Sachin V
Gladesville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful palace. It was great to be able to walk through and get a glimpse of how the Royal Grimaldi family live and the history behind the family. Very elegant. Their little town also was amazing to walk through. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely come back. The hop on hop off bus gets you here and there... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have walked down Rue de Saint Honoré many times without paying attention to Palais Royal. It´s occupied by public offices, the Council of States, the Ministry of Culture and a Library. And, honestly, it doesn´t look impressive on the outside. Then I read an article about Buren´s Columns and decided to take a look. I had no idea how... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Very large house. Set on large plot of land. Surrounded by immaculately maintained and stunning gardens. Nice architectural style. Very ornate and fine craftsmanship in structure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

a well maintained place, Gardens and the Buildings are nice, Outside near by a range coffeeshops, and metro station also

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Have visited every year since 2000 and have always found it enjoyable. Well manicured areas with semi-hidden seating. Beautiful area with restaurants, shops and area for the children. In fact will be staying in one of the adjoining apartments in 2017. Great jumping off spot.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I'm so glad i accidentally stumbled across this masterpiece, i was walking the streets looking for a cafe my friend had recommended when i walked into the gardens of this palace. Stunning!!! And what i also loved was the cafes and restaurants hidden around the gardens, its a shame i didn't have enough time to sit and enjoy it longer.

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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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