Jardin du Luxembourg
Type: Family Friendly, Gardens, Parks
One of Paris's most famous parks, Luxembourg Gardens were originally established in the 1600s surrounding the Palais du Luxembourg (now the French Senate). Not until the 19th century, however, were... Read More
One of Paris's most famous parks, Luxembourg Gardens were originally established in the 1600s surrounding the Palais du Luxembourg (now the French Senate). Not until the 19th century, however, were its grounds opened to the public. The park is known for its elaborate Medici fountain, ornamental statues and for its manicured design. While many folks come simply to enjoy its beauty, the park also invites people to play a game of tennis or chess or sail a model boat across the pond. It's worth seeking out where the covered beehives are kept, on the rue Guynemer side of the park. You might just get a glimpse of the white-suited beekeepers. Kids love Luxembourg Gardens' puppet shows, playground and pony rides and anyone can enjoy just sitting back and relaxing or reading a book.
- Free Things to Do: "Popular with couples, families, kids, adolescents, dog owners and people who read books, this vast garden that links the 5th arrondissement to the 6th has great appeal to just about everyone. Spring, summer or fall, it offers a gorgeous breath of fresh air."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: These vast, welcoming gardens near St.-Germain-des-Pres offer a beautiful backdrop for when you have the luxury of time to spend just breathing.
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