Jardin du Palais Royal
Jardin du Palais Royal
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A beautiful garden dating back to the French Revolution.
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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 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.
How to get there
  • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre • 4 min walk
  • Pyramides • 4 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I love this place and come each time I am in Paris. The colonades surrounding the big garden are harmonious, the garden is immaculate, the fountains sumptuous, and there are plenty of places to sit for free. Some shopping around. Famous people lived here, like Colette.
Written June 17, 2022
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Victoria L
Kansas City, MO340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The sun was shining and you could sit and take in the beauty , Ignore noise and focus on what a fantastic venue this garden is. Smell the fresh cut grass, admire the tulips and relax. A wonderful break from the whirl even if it is brief .
Written April 23, 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We have visited a-lot of gardens/parks, during our stay in Paris. This beautiful garden is not as touristy as its close by cousin, gardens tuileries. It has everything it has just in a smaller scale. Due to the lack of crowds, there is plenty of seating to have a picnic lunch or read a book, so peaceful. Definitely worth a visit, before the word gets out.
Written March 3, 2020
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We discovered Jardin du Palais Royal because it was very close to our hotel. Beautiful flowers and cafes to sit and grab a cappuccino. Highly recommend!
Written August 29, 2019
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pincopalinoglobe
New York City, NY23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Business
The Jardin du Palais Royal Gardens I a perfect spot to walk, contemplate and hang out among the most beautifully manicured hedges, seating in the back-door of La Comedie Francese, with it’s right side entrance plaza decorated with polka-dotted sculptures by Daniel Buren's and 260 black-and-white striped columns, that has become the garden's signature feature.
The garden is framed so beautifully by a trio of arcades, the Galerie de Valois, Galerie de Montpensier, and Galerie Beaujolais.
This elegant urban space is fronted by the neoclassical Palais Royal, which is not open to the public, constructed in 1633 by Cardinal Richelieu but mostly dating to the late 18th century. Louis XIV hung out here in the 1640s; today it is home to the Conseil d'État .
It is said that famous French writer Collete had an Apartment Particulier above the galerie.
Under the Arcades you will find some well-curated Art Galleries like Galerie IBU, owned by beloved artist Irèna Poilâne with an amazing collection of Objects D’Art, jewelry by artist Alina Alamorean and always curated by Über art dealer Cyril Ermel.
You will find designer boutiques like Stella McCartney, Pierre Hardy, Jerome Dreyfuss, and a beautiful new store “Epice” that sell the most exquisite+colorful pashmina foulards in amazing prints and colors. Plus leather bags accessories.
It is a destination not to be missed, planed to be hungry for lunch or tea so you can eat at famous Café de Foy…since 1725.

Written April 28, 2016
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Jeanne70
Paris1,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
Les Jardins du Palais Royal are hidden near le Louvre, behind the theater La Comedie Francaise. You pass a gate and you find yourself in an enchanted place starting with the famous black and white colums of Burennes, a lovely place to take photos because, even though it is a work of art, you can walk around and sit on the columns. All around the garden, at the ground floor of magnificent old buildings, are beautiful and special shops, some very old selling unusual things: toy soldiers, old books and antiques, old medals, other shops are very fashionable, like Marc Jacobs, Stella Mac Cartney, and a vintage shop with the most beautiful Haute Couture dresses and accessories. The garden itself is a French garden, with the trees arranged in a very geometric pattern and a beautiful fountain in the middle. It is nice to see some people living in the neighborhood walking their little dogs and some children playing, even if it was quite cold. At the moment, there is a lot of renovation work around the garden but don't let this put you off, just walk pass the scaffoldings. When all this renovation work will be completed, the gardens will be even more beautiful. After walking in the garden, we always like to sit at the cafe Nemours, just near la Comedie Francaise. The terrace under the old arcades is beautiful and they have a delicious croque-monsieur.
Written November 16, 2012
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Turner S
1,471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A peaceful park where you can take a break from the crowds and noise of the Louvre. At least I suspect that’s how it works in non-COVID times. The tree lined paths are gorgeous and I assume more so in the fall. The fountain in the center has chairs where you can sit with a snack or take a break while the kids run around the rest of the park.
Written May 12, 2021
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MixaylB
Hazmieh, Lebanon446 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
A very nice vast park with parallel trees that give you a wonderful illusion while walking amidst them. There is also a nice fountain in the middle where you can see people enjoying their books or just the nice weather.
Written September 25, 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely secluded garden, great for relaxing since it's much less crowded than majority of nearby places.
Written January 19, 2020
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finesilver
Denver, CO2,354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Business
About a block from the Louvre across the street. The area is the Palais Royal which was a series of old houses making up a large courtyard where this garden is. Not a lot of tourists go there. But it is an oasis of calm and some great photo ops. From time to time there have been many interesting sculptures there not found elsewhere in Paris. Also, just nearby is a cement courtyard with these really cool striped columns of varying heights. Kids love playing on them and they make a great backdrop or foreground for some great photos.

Worth a quick look when leaving the Louvre and to get away from the crowds. As I said, some great serenity there and many photo ops too.
Written May 8, 2018
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