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Luxembourg Gardens

#6 of 1,089 things to do in Paris
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
As featured in 3 Days in Paris and 9 other guides
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Address: Rue de Vaugirard, Boulevard St. Michel, Rue Auguste-Comte and Rue Guynemer | I iooll, 75006 Paris, France
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+33 1 42 34 20 00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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These formal gardens, open to only royalty before the French Revolution,...

These formal gardens, open to only royalty before the French Revolution, now serve as one of Paris's most popular destinations for relaxation.

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Amazing place for the kids

I've been to Paris many times and have no clue how I've never been here. Even in the middle of winter it was packed with families from all over the world enjoying the various... read more

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been to Paris many times and have no clue how I've never been here. Even in the middle of winter it was packed with families from all over the world enjoying the various activities. If you have kids between the ages of 3 and 10, be sure to check out the kids play area. Best 1.5 euros I've ever... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely space in Paris for a wander, a sit down or a takeaway lunch if the weather is good. We visited in February but I imagine when the flowers are in bloom and the trees are green it's even more pleasant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very quiet and relaxing place in the heart of Paris, you can have a great walk, either it's a cold day or a hot one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here towards the end of winter, so nothing was in bloom, but the space is truly gorgeous. Vast, open space with fountains, lots of benches to perch on and take a nap if you wish, open space, great for running or a fabulous photo shoot!! Come here and relax and have a picnic. This place to me, is the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was winter when I visited so there was no floral displays and the place looked very uninteresting . It may be different come the spring and summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A joy to walk around. The trees are interesting and the water is good to sit beside for a short rest. A hot chocolate was very welcome on a cold day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the flowers and the whole garden. We had a tour guide who was very nice and patient because we had two kids with us. Can't imagine how it was built so long time ago and still looks wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even in the winter this garden is meticulously kept and looked after. Its a cheap addition to you visit to Paris, it's a great escape from the bustle of the rest of the city, the palace is nice to look at and there are plenty of places to sit and watch the world go by. There is also an extensive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park is a lovely oasis on the south side of Paris. We walked through here on our way from the Montparnasse Tower (excellent views of Paris) to the Seine, and it was delightful. Very parisienne, beautifully laid out, nice just to walk around. Very calm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit for a little rest and relaxation. The gardens are a very important green space for the local Parisiens. Nothing very special as such in the gardens, iA good place for a stroll or place to sit and people watch before going back to the crowds at the art galleries and other major attractions.

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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