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Palais Royal

#79 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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Address: 6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A lovely old building

A lovely old building full of history & of architectural value, well maintained like most old buildings in France. If you are interested in the history of this place look up the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 10, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

A lovely old building full of history & of architectural value, well maintained like most old buildings in France. If you are interested in the history of this place look up the Internet, get a Guide or Guide book as otherwise it will be just a building. In any case worth seeing it for its architectural beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We recently discovered the Palais Royal when looking for new things to see in Paris. We were not disappointed, Paris in winter has a special kind of beauty and places like the Palais Royal are perfect examples of this. The architecture of the buildings, the uniqueness of the columns and the winter beauty of the garden are just perfect for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Not far from the Louvre is this little garden tucked away in the historic Palais Royal. When I read about the modern art columns I thought I wouldn't care for them but they blended really well with the more traditional architecture. In the tree-lined garden there are benches to sit and rest a while, and a lovely little fountain. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Long history of this colonaded square surrounding a spectacular garden with fountains, so read up. Under the columns one finds fancy shops and restaurants. Sit in the park, enjoy the peace and quiet, and remember that Colette lived here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Next to the big Louvre complex and away from the bus tours is this Palais. Partly a sculpture garden and partly and old fashion garden with unique shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

As from the historic side of view, this place is filled with unique pieces of unique European art. The place itself is charming and magnetic. Worth visiting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Rarely too crowded, lovely trees and fountain (under maintenance right now), lush gardens, surrounded by a beautiful arcade of unique shops and restaurants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Building is superb, garden nice, but the shops around it disappointing. Mostly (or purely) shops for women.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

You're staying in the heart of Paris and you're tired from sightseeing, crowds, and traffic noise. You'd like to escape to a quiet spot where you can rest your feet and perhaps even read a bit. Here it is! Besides being a notable landmark, the Palais Royal has a magnificent courtyard that is open to the public. Here is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This palace was the personal residence of Cardinal Richelieu. After Richelieu died it became property of the king. One can read the long and fascinating history of the palace online in Wikipedia. When you enter the noise and bustle of the streets fades away and all is quiet and peaceful.

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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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