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Jardin des Grands-Explorateurs Marco-Polo et Cavelier-de-la-Salle

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Two Gardens in One

Though I've been in the Luxembourg Gardens many times, I had never visited this narrow, rectangular... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Tucson, Arizona
A very nice garden and a wonderful fountain

Just south of the Luxembourg Gardens is this smaller garden called the Garden of the Big-Explorers... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Patrick G
Aalst, Belgium
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Though I've been in the Luxembourg Gardens many times, I had never visited this narrow, rectangular extension -- dedicated to two explorers. So on my most recent visit to Paris, I decided to go to the southern tip of the Jardin des Grands-Explorateurs Marco Polo...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rumples
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Just south of the Luxembourg Gardens is this smaller garden called the Garden of the Big-Explorers Marco Polo and Cavelier-de-la-Salle. You will certainly admire the Fountain of the Four Parts of the World (four figures carrying the globe).

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Patrick G
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

The Jardin des Grand Explorateurs are the southern most gardens towards Luxembourg Palace and enjoyable to walk through on your way to the Palace. There’s a kids playground and a water feature (although the water fountain wasn’t working today or filled with water). Nice to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We walked through this garden full of students from nearby colleges an universities- still not crowded. Tree lined grassy area with ponds and statues of explorers. Very pleasant and welcome open park like space which combines well with the more diverse and opulent Luxembourg Gardens

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Philip D
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We enjoyed our time walking thru here and seeing the fountain and all the green area. Tree lined walking areas, lots of seating, and an abundance os sunshine while we were there. This is a great place for a respite.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Large green park and gorgeous water fountain. Well maintained and preserved area. Nice place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ritas586
Reviewed March 15, 2016

We happened to stumble on this park walking from the Catacombs to the Luxembourg Gardens and it was very peaceful. There are some nice detailed sculptures, benches to sit on and good walking paths around the grass. We were there in the fall so the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Emily Y
Reviewed December 13, 2015

We visited the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs in August when the weather was wonderful. We walked through the beautiful park to the Luxembourg Gardens. Worth a visit away from the traffic.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed August 22, 2015

We passed through this little garden on the way to Jardin de Luxembourg. We were surprised by the lovely fountain. there are also some lovely buildings next to the garden on the Avenue de l'Observatoire.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

If you're a fan of gorgeous public fountains, don't miss this one. It's a great place for a casual picnic or chat, and close to the Jardins du Luxembourg. Also has ping pong tables.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Robyn B
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