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
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  • nam p
    53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great beutiful park of Paris
    Do wander around this park. You will see Parisian playing chess, pick up basketball... You will see beautiful flowers and perfectly straight lines of trees. A beautiful ordinary park to see a part of living in Paris.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2023
  • Ruby Red
    Greensburg, Pennsylvania666 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Garden
    Beautiful garden and perfect for strolling or people watching too. There are other activities such as sailing a small boat in the pond, riding a pony, watching lawn bowling or having a picnic. The flowers are also beautiful as are the trees. It is 57 acres and worth a visit. I love how the public accesses and uses the various gardens throughout the city too. It is wonderful to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2023
  • Angelo Z
    Evant, Texas300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Paris Park
    Beautiful park on the left bank. Lots of places to sit, people watch, enjoy the colorful flowers and take a break from busy Paris. There’s also a little restaurant with of course outdoor seating.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 1, 2023
  • beachlovernc2015
    Leland, North Carolina1,948 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great spot for a relaxing break
    I am not sure about the negative reviews but this is a really lovely park to walk around. So many nice sculptures and little "pocket" gardens. A great place for families with kids. We went twice just to enjoy the beautiful weather. Generations together enjoying the boat pond and the carousel. You can just pull up a chair, sit and people watch. Our last morning was a Sunday and we made a point to go and sit and just enjoy the place. A wonderful memory to take home.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Jonathan P
    Glasgow, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful garden for families
    A lovely and historic garden close to the centre of Paris. Sailing the little boats in the central fountain is a children’s pastime that has been happening for a century. The Medici fountain and the Greek Actor are just some of the sculpture highlights. Shady trees for summer days!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Traveller20175
    Arizona527 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice tranquil gardens amidst the bustling Paris City
    Really nice garden! We visited the Pantheon and later walked to the gardens. It is close by. It is free to enter. There are chairs surrounding the pondds inside and it is really nice to sit there. Walking along the gardens is cool too and you can easily spend an two hours, strolling and admiring the flowers and sculptures in the garden and walking around the small ponds, and take pics. It will be a great place to have a picnic in too.
    Visited April 2023
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Jason J
    Irvine, California10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful garden (park) with so many statues
    My wife and I went there 7 times on this trip. The garden was kept very well, beautiful plants and wonderful old trees all around. The park is peppered by beautiful statues. Many places to sit and just enjoy the scenery. Loved that place.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Cagsd
    86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens with views of lovely palace
    These are gorgeous gardens to stroll round or have a picnic in. There are benches everywhere, shaded areas, a wooded area, and a little cafe. No dogs are allowed. it was a really tranquil oasis in the heart of such a busy and noisy city. The Palace is beautiful but it's not open to the public.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Michelle P
    Santa Barbara, California83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My happy place!
    Beautiful gardens with chairs available to read, sunbathe, people watch. So much going on. Joggers, Tai chi, chess, tennis, basketball, pony rides and little sail boats for the kids, plus restaurants. Fountains and sculptures are amazing. I returned there many times during our stay.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • 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
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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, Sweden942 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, Canada873 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, Russia26,900 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, VA669 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, France111 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, Australia2,770 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, Canada110 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, UK15,161 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, UK421 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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