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Palais Royal

6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 47 03 92 16
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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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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Louvre / Palais-Royal
+33 1 47 03 92 16
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11 - 20 of 148 reviews

Reviewed July 4, 2017

We did not attempt to go inside the palace, but the outside is under restoration. There are scaffolds everywhere and some areas of the grounds are roped off. However, it is still possible to enjoy the courtyard, as well as the park, fountains and pretty...More

2  Thank Luv2Tour2
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Beautiful building with a courtyard and garden, the courtyard with the striped columns Les Deux Plateaux is a great place for pics, lots of families and kids playing around the courtyard and the garden. Great Place to hang around

2  Thank travellistics
Reviewed June 14, 2017

You know when you are following the map but the place you want just doesn't seem to be there. This happened to us when we were looking for the boutiques at the Palais Royal. We gave up on the first attempt, went and had a...More

2  Thank bigred88
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Visiting paris?, don't miss the Palais royal,a peaceful,wonderful garden in the middle of Paris. Plenty of history too.the architecture is beautiful,and the garden!!! Beautiful flowers all year around,trees,water fountains, often pop up art exhibitions. What else? At lunch during the week you may have a...More

1  Thank VICAR91
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

We sort of stumbled across this site while looking for a place to eat near the Louvre. You can't go in and see the palace, but the courtyard and gardens are open to the public. It appears that this is a popular place for the...More

1  Thank Daniel O
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Whenever I have visitors in Paris, this is one of the first places I take them too. The contrast of the old 17th century architecture with the modern art installation works so well that I can't imagine this place without the Colonnes de Buren. I've...More

1  Thank Amyliz91
Reviewed May 22, 2017

When you go to the PAlais Royal, you enter an old couryard, that have modern sculpture. There are black and whitf coloums in various heights, and metal spheres. Many families go there to amuse the children. The young people jump off the short columns and...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed May 13, 2017

THE place to get your Instagram shot with the black and white columns. There is also a beautiful well manicured garden as well that was lovely to be in. There are people running through the area and people with their dogs. A great place to...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed April 30, 2017

The gardens of the Palais Royal provide a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Louvre. They’re a great way to burn a couple hours simply relaxing in the tree lined avenues, by the fountain or grabbing a photo opportunity in amongst...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed April 23, 2017

You can't go in the Palais, but the park in the courtyard is great. It was clearly full of locals-- people jogging, walking their dogs and playing petanque. It was a relaxing walk through the perfectly-manicured trees and peaceful looking at the flowers, plants and...More

1  Thank MissDawnAnn
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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
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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 !