Luxembourg Palace
Luxembourg Palace
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural Buildings
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
This beautiful neo-classical building serves as a meeting place for the country's politicians, while its beautiful gardens are enjoyed by all.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Odeon
How to get there
  • Mabillon • 6 min walk
  • Luxembourg Station • 6 min walk
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia44,412 contributions
Oct 2019
Luxembourg Palace was built in the first half of the 17th century as a royal residence. It has had some really interesting and intriguing history. Today it is the place where the Senate, part of the French Parliament meets. It is quite a luxurious building, and you would expect nothing less!
Written September 17, 2020
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German F
New Jersey243 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Worth visiting. Big park with nice lawns, flowers, trees, and a pond in front of the Luxembourg Palace. Many locals, young and old, hang out at the park enjoying the scenery, relaxing or having a picnic. Great for photos. After the gardens, Saint Germaine is only a 10 min walk away.
Written September 10, 2021
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Garth E
2 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
Does anyone know what it costs to enter the Luxembourg palace? Where do you go to buy tickets and are the lines long to get in? Any advice will be helpful.
Written February 20, 2018
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NicanorRosario
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic1,141 contributions
Nov 2019
Magnificent. As if the gardens weren't enough. A great combination of two amazing places. Grab a chair, sit down and relax
Written December 2, 2019
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,682 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
This historic building stands on the Northeast border of the magnificent Luxembourg Gardens. Built between 1615 and 1645 as the royal residence of Marie de Medicis, mother of Louis XIII of France, the palace became home to the French Senate in 1958. In between, the large structure had many uses, including a museum, a prison and a residence for Napoleon Bonaparte.

I have never been inside the palace, which was totally renovated to serve as a legislative building. But tours for individuals are offered one Saturday a month. Contact the Centre des Monuments Nationaux for more information.

On my frequent visits to Paris, I have used the palace as a start- and end-point for jogs around the 62-acre garden. And I enjoy sitting in a chair for a while with the palace as a backdrop. On a recent sunny day, hundreds of others had the same idea. The area seemed as crowded as the space beneath the Eiffel Tower. A fence between the palace and gardens with guards stationed by the building offered security . Big white bags in the protected area appeared to hold landscaping materials or elements for an exterior construction project.

I do not recommend making the Luxembourg Palace a destination in itself. But the Luxembourg Gardens are well worth a visit and a stop there gives an opportunity to look at the palace's exterior and consider its history.

Those traveling with children will find much within the gardens to keep youngsters entertained, including a puppet-show theatre, a fenced-in playground, a carousel and pony rides.
Written March 23, 2016
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Jennefer N
Canberra, Australia291 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
Built in 1615 as a royal residence,then became a prison and now is the home of the senate of the French Parliment.Free entry
Written September 17, 2016
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David R
Adelaide, Australia726 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We caught the train from paris which is easy and cost us 7.10 euro each return which includes using the metro and the rer lines. We arrived just after it opened and the wait to get in was short but toruing the palace was very busy and there is no way of avoiding this. It took us 1.5 hours to do the self guided tour using the free audio guide so it is interesting with this information. Afterwards we spent 2 hours walking the gardens and as we had the museum pass we also visited the grand trianon and marie antoinettes estate at no extra cost. These are interesting as well plus the gardens are huge and have many different features that you can explore. You can buy food from a variety of outlets in the garden or hire a boat on the canal, a golf cart to get around the gardens or the train which can make it easy if you dont like walking. There are also some modern art peices in the garden with the mirrors and whirlpool being very interesting and some of the others unusual.
Written October 2, 2015
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Oct 2014 • Solo
Marie d'Medici built this palace surrounded by gardens. I saw a wonderful impressionist art show here. Worth going for the gardens alone check to see what show might be on. There was a slow moving line but it was for the restaurant. I walked right in.
Written February 1, 2015
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MiguelitoyCat
Kettle Falls, WA709 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Wander around St Germain, stop at a boulangerie, pick up a baguette or two, stop at a fromagerie, pick a couple of great cheeses, something youve never had before.
Stop at a wine shope, ask them for a light lunch wine.
Take them all and go and sit in the gardens of the Palace and enjoy lunch for an hour or two or three, just like the Parisiaens do.
Its clean, safe quiet and just enjoy the time with your friends.
If you have young children, they'll be happy in the playgrounds, monitored all the time so that you can enjoy yourself.
Written October 6, 2014
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PhoebeNJ
Australia4,984 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
Nestled in the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg it is a real joy to find. The locals do come here and tourists as well without the aggressive peddlers lurking around many of the tourist traps.
Written May 12, 2014
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