Luxembourg Gardens
Luxembourg Gardens
4.5
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Luxembourg Gardens is a charming oasis in the heart of Paris, loved by both locals and travelers alike. With 55 acres of manicured gardens, it's the perfect place to unwind and soak up the Parisian atmosphere. You can admire the beautifully arranged flower beds, towering trees, and the grand Luxembourg Palace which overlooks the gardens. In the summer, the park is great for picnics and family outings. Be sure to check out the pétanque (lawn bowling) and chess areas, too. To learn more about the park's rich history, consider joining a walking tour of the gardens. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Odeon
How to get there
  • Luxembourg • 3 min walk
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  • RYOKO
    California12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parisian life
    You get a glimpse into the life of the Parisian intellectual and well to do crowd. Gorgeous gardens, surrounded by several great neighborhoods (St Michel, Pantheon, St Germain etc.). Come relatively early, bring a book, get a chair, relax and look at people. If you have kids you can rent toy boats to play with on the "bassin". The playground is the most sophisticated I've ever seen. They charge a small fee.
    Visited August 2022
    Written July 25, 2023
  • unclelouie
    New Ulm, Minnesota1,325 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy your walk through this lovely garden
    After a few visits to Paris we finally made it to the Luxembourg Garden. It has something for everyone. To be sure there are trees and gardens galore but it also has sporting possibilities, statues, a pond for rented mini boats for kids, and a palace which is next to the garden. We walked and also sat and watched others enjoying the garden.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Christophe B
    Quebec City, Canada821 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best free activity in Paris
    Arguably the best free activity in all of Paris. Beautiful garden - you are allowed to sit / picnic on the grass. Splendid decor and so many chairs everywhere to sit on and watch time passing by. A must do when visiting Paris if you want to take a break.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Jenna H
    London, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    so Paris !
    Jardin du Luxembourg: Pure Parisian charm! 🌸🍃is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Paris. The lush greenery, elegant fountains, and colorful flowers make it the perfect place to escape the city buzz
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 28, 2023
  • happymommywith3
    South Plainfield, New Jersey176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely public park
    Lovely public park. We visited on a Saturday morning and there were lots of activities going on locally. There was yoga class, Tai chi, strength training exercises and ball games. Beautiful place for local and tourists alike.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,917 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the magnificent gardens of Paris
    Luxembourg Garden is a magnificent park with rich vegetation, paths and statues of queens. There is the French Senate. Also here we can admire a beautiful lake, where children and adults bring their toy boats for competitions. In a corner, near the Senate building, is the monumental Medici Fountain. A little further are the greenhouses of the Senate, and the Orangery. Of course, I warmly recommend a visit here.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • James T
    Flemington, New Jersey1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Muse in the Garden
    In early July, at the end of a busy day of enjoying the city, I walked into the Garden to relax. I was surprised to hear a singer on the stage. She was wonderful and I stayed till her performance was over. I don't know her name but she was tall with blonde hair closely cropped. She captured the spirit of Paris and on some songs, I could close my eyes and listen to her channeling Edith Piaf. What a treasure!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Veronika H
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming Luxembourg Garden
    I fell in love with this place in Paris. The garden is full of life, but the atmosphere is very relaxing. Many people are resting on green chairs near the fountain, small children are playing, athletes are running. It was nice to stop by for an hour and take a break from the city streets.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Becky H
    Hastings, United Kingdom320 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens
    We found that these were the best gardens we visited in Paris. There was great atmosphere and there were lots of chairs about. There's also the ability to buy ice cream and drinks. Would definitely recommend to anybody needing somewhere to relax.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Sam3314
    Derby, United Kingdom2,088 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to while away some time
    Large public park with lots of chairs to sit in and enjoy people and bird watching. Lots of ponds and fountains with plenty of water fowl and parakeets. Various food outlets that you can either eat on or take away. You can hire a model boat for one of the ponds.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
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Meia Lua
Oslo, Norway10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Very nice outing for a sunny afternoon, be sure to look for the stand with the “petits bateaux”, which is usually to be found near the fountain. For 5€, kids can rent a small toy sail boat for 30 minutes, to push and chase in the water of the fountain, with a stick. The 30 minutes fly by quickly, it was such a fun and original activity, that apparently dates back to the late 1800s!
Written February 25, 2020
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Hans-Olof H
Stockholm, Sweden1,061 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This museum is a rather small museum and has just one exhibition at a time. Normally the tourist is a large part of the visitors to a Paris Museum, so it is very surprising that they do not respect them. All the written information and the guided tours is only in French. However, there is a QR-cod that you can get a truly short text in English in your mobile. But this definitively not enough. And there is no info when you by your ticket that it is for French speaking only exhibition. Nonchalant and arrogant. So, if you are not fluent in French skip this museum. By the way, the elegant café just outside the entrance is very expensive and the cakes are very small.
Written May 13, 2023
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LDawn_RH
Calgary, Canada834 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A beautiful oasis of greenery and flowers in the 6th arrondissement. Even in fall foliage, the gardens are spectacular. There are many different paths to take, each with many chairs to stop and admire the flora and the many statues. In the centre of the park, there is a huge pool with a fountain, where children can race miniature sailboats. There is a carousel, pony rides, petanque grounds, and more. The Luxembourg Palace is currently under repair, but is still very lovely. The only drawback is that you must pay to use the public toilettes, but that is common in much of Europe. Take a camera!
Written October 17, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Luxembourg Garden appeared thanks to nostalgia... The wife of Henry IV, Maria de' Medici, missed her native Florence very much and decided to build a piece of it in Paris. Or rather, outside its walls, because at the beginning of the XVII century there was no Paris here yet. Moreover, after Rastignac's murder of Henry, no one interfered with Maria, she became regent under the young Louis XIII. If you have been to Florence, you will see the similarities between the Luxembourg Palace and the Palazzo Pitti, where Maaria de' Medici used to live, and between the Luxembourg Gardens and the Boboli Gardens. Although the relief makes Boboli more interesting. Since the time of the Medici, the Medici grotto has remained in the Luxembourg Garden. Perhaps the most romantic place here. A lot of water has flowed since then. The garden increased due to the Carthusian monastery, decreased due to the laying of new avenues, invariably remaining one of the favorite vacation spots of Parisians. Moms are walking with strollers, old people are doing wushu, everyone else is reading on benches, running along paths, playing tennis. In general, this is a place for Parisians. We tourists can only run through the alleys, see an eclectic collection of more than 100 sculptures, ranging from the mythical Diana and Minerva to the communist Ho Chi Minh, who inflicted a humiliating defeat on the French at Dien Bien Phu. A long 12-minute composition of the same name "Le jardin du Luxembourg" by Joe Dassin in headphones will help you.
Written January 10, 2023
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Luxembourg Gardens is a wonderful place in the Left Bank section of Paris. The Gardens are a wonderful place to "people watch". On a nice weather weekend in Paris, you can expect a large crowd in the park. There is room for many.
Our hotel was on "Rue de Vaugirard" close to the "Boulevard Saint Michel", so we were close to the Gardens which we enjoyed many times.
Many times we were engaged in conversation with the students from the Sorbonne who practice their English. The students seemed to know that we were Americans. It was like there was a sign on our forehead.

The Luxembourg Palace is a large building close to the exit on "Saint Michel'. The sessions of the French Senate are held in the Palace Building. Originally, Palace was built for Marie De Medici. It a beautiful structure.
Written November 4, 2021
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VoyagerJC
Paris, France106 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Visited gardens many times in the past and returned after a 2 year gap to enjoy as have always done to find most the grass areas apparently off limits and only for show!

What can only be described as a "jobs worth" who enjoyed blowing his whistle to move everyone off the grass. Indeed some grass spaces had signs to say keep off but many didn't, so logically you would expect to be able to enjoy it. No, despite no sign they still were off limits with a very small area that was open.

Unfortunately the park is privately owned and should be given back to the people of Paris to enjoy if it is managed like this!
Written July 24, 2022
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mlbtravels
Noosa, Australia4,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
At any time of the year, in any kind of weather, this must be the best park in the world. It is absolutely beautiful. Allow yourself 2-3 hours to wander and explore each part of the gardens. There are fruit trees, bee hives, a small lake where children sail small boats, watch the boules being played by locals, sit on the green seats which are everywhere, find all of the statues and just wander. There are a couple of places where you can buy some coffee/small snacks to eat. My recommendation is to take your own picnic. There are several metro stations and bus stops within minutes of the entry gates. To appreciate Paris is to appreciate these gardens. Highly recommended.
Written October 31, 2021
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Lori034
Wallaceburg, Canada108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Everything that you would expect from Luxembourg Gardens. The grounds were extremely well kept and littered with locals and tourists hanging out enjoying the day in the park. We didn't rent a remote controlled boat as the line up was a little long and we had so many things to see. We had an agenda and only spent 40 minutes or so here. Too much to see - no time to relax!
Written January 31, 2020
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Anthony K
London, UK15,306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
In good weather there is no better place to sit and relax and people-watch, even if it is only elderly joggers or attractive young ladies saving food from Restaurant waste and market-traders throwing good food away. The sun blest lawns means that you do not have to enter the splendid Galleries. So many trees and flowers to admire. The perfect place to pass a couple of hours.
Written May 23, 2022
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MrsSAJennings
London, UK500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We were happy to see these gardens open as many times we have visited before they were shut.
Like all gardens in Paris it was I maculate. All trees cut to the same design which gives the park the crisp, uniformed feel.
The wonderful water feature encourages people to grab and chair and take a moment to pause.
The gardens surround the beautiful Luxembourg Palace.
Lovely places to eat. We are at the La Terrasse de Madame which was amazing.
A visit to the Medici fountain is a must. This fountain is extremely beautiful.
Written November 4, 2021
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