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Jardin du Luxembourg - Gardens in Paris

Visit public park the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris

Jardin du Luxembourg Paris

Information about Jardin du Luxembourg, the beautiful public park in Paris France. Tips for visiting the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris can be found at parisbypierre.com.

Information Luxembourg Gardens

Address: Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
Metro: Odéon stop - Line 4 or 10
Opening hours:
  • Daily, during daylight hours
  • Opening hours are between 7:30 am and 8:15 am
  • Closing times are between 4:30 pm and 10:30 pm

The Luxembourg Gardens is a well-liked public park in the Latin Quartier district. The park is a popular destination for Parisians and tourists. It is located close to the Sorbonne University on the banks of the Seine River. It's a sizable public park that covers over 20 hectares.

Visiting the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris

The Luxembourg Gardens is Paris’s most popular public park; it is open every day of the week. The beautiful park features broad avenues, lovely terraces, and a large collection of classical statues. The Grand Bassin, a large pond, is the central point of the Luxembourg Gardens. In the park, you can also find an outdoor café, bocce courts, a puppet theater, a small museum, and tennis courts. Public park Jardin du Luxembourg is free to enter.

Bezoeken Jardin du Luxembourg in ParijsThe historic Medici fountain in Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg ParijsGrand Bassin in Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, France

History of the Luxembourg Gardens

A new city palace named Palais du Luxembourg was built for Maria de Medici around 1612. The new palace was inspired by the iconic Palazzo Pitti in Florence. The palace underwent extensive renovations in the 19th century. Today, the structure is the home of the French Senate. Unfortunately, Palais du Luxembourg is not open to visitors.

Work on the royal gardens began in 1612, also under the command of Maria de Medici. Today, the grounds are known as the Luxembourg Gardens. Maria de Medici appreciated art a lot; therefore, you can find more than 100 antique statues in the Luxembourg Gardens. The park also has a variety of antique fountains; the most notable of them is the beautiful Medici Fountain.


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How do I get to the Luxembourg Gardens?

The Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit the Luxembourg Gardens. The public park can be reached via Line 4 or Line 10 at the Odéon stop.

Close to the Luxembourg Gardens is a stop for the Paris Hop-on Hop-off bus. For additional information, please click here

Jardin du Luxembourg Paris