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Expert Review of Luxembourg Palace & Gardens

Romance Review of Luxembourg Palace & Gardens

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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RomanceExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Anniversary,Honeymoon,Weekend Getaway
RomanceExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Sit awhile by the Baroque Medici Fountain, built in 1630, with its sculpture of jealous Polyphemus surprising fabled lovers Acis and Galatea (jealousy never ends well).
  • Among the sculptures is Frédéric Bartholdi's first model of the Statue of Liberty, from 1870. Bartholdi's most famous version, standing in New York since 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.
  • Luxembourg Palace, at the northern end of the gardens, was once Napoleon's home and now houses the French Senate.
This exquisite 60-acre oasis, created in the 17th century, attracts lovers, students, families, and local workers and residents who come to walk the gracious paths or simply sit. Somewhat formal, the lawns, flower beds, and fountains beg to be

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15 Rue de Vaugirard
Parking: Summer: 7a-an hour before sunset, Winter: 8a-an hour before sunset

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: +33 1 4234 2000
Transportation: Odeon
Neighborhood: 6th Arrondissement
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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