The Luxembourg Palace (French: Palais du Luxembourg, pronounced [palɛ dy lyksɑ̃buʁ]) is at 15 Rue de Vaugirard in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It was originally built (1615–1645) to the designs of the French architect Salomon de Brosse to be the royal residence of the regent Marie de' Medici, mother of King Louis XIII. After the Revolution it was refashioned (1799–1805) by Jean Chalgrin into a legislative building and subsequently greatly enlarged and remodeled (1835–1856) by Alphonse de Gisors. The palace has been the seat of the upper houses of the various French national legislatures (excepting only the unicameral National Assembly of the Second Republic) since the establishment of the Sénat conservateur during the Consulate; as such, it has been home to the Senate of the Fifth Republic since its establishment in 1958.
Immediately west of the palace on the Rue de Vaugirard is the Petit Luxembourg, now the residence of the Senate President; and slightly further west, the Musée du Luxembourg, in the former orangery. On the south side of the palace, the formal Luxembourg Garden presents a 25-hectare green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and large basins of water where children sail model boats.
Milovan Ružić | Jan 30, 2018
the park is huge and beautiful. I was in January, and I can only imagine how it is beautiful when it is spring or summer. The park is very safe. You have public toilet (very clean like others in beautiful Paris)
Raul Low | Oct 5, 2017
Long queue. But it's free on European heritage day. I side decoration is magnificent and luxury. Visit the library
vanja bisic | Dec 24, 2017
Great place for a leisurely walk and a break from the busy streets.
Robert Whelan | Aug 27, 2017
The park is stunning. Escape from the city but still inside. Lovely for kids, reading books, little boats for kids to hire €4 to play with in the pond.
Victoria G | Nov 13, 2017
Beautiful place to relax. The grounds are extremely well maintained.
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