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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

Situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the...

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Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard

75006 Paris

District : Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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Description
Situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, were created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612. The gardens, which cover 25 hectares of land, are split into French gardens and English gardens. Between the two, lies a geometric forest and a large pond. There is also an orchard with a variety of old and forgotten apples, an apiary for you to learn about bee-keeping and greenhouses with a collection of breathtaking orchids and a rose garden. The garden has 106 statues spread throughout the park, the monumental Medici fountain, the Orangerie and the Pavillon Davioud. There are many activities and facilities for children such as puppets, rides and slides. Adults, whether they are Parisians or tourists, can play chess, tennis, and bridge or remote control boats. The cultural programme is characterized by free photography exhibitions on the garden railings and by concerts in the bandstand.
Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

Jardin du Luxembourg

© OTCP - David Lefranc

Enfant et son bateau au bassin du Jardin Luxembourg, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

Jardin Luxembourg

© OTCP - David Lefranc

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris © Thinkstock

Jardin du Luxembourg statue

© Thinkstock

Jardins du Luxembourg, Paris© OTCP - David Lefranc

Jardins du Luxembourg

© OTCP - David Lefranc

Kiosk, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Kiosk, Jardin du Luxembourg

© OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris © Thinkstock

Fauteuil vert jardin du Luxembourg

© Thinkstock

Jardins du Luxembourg, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Jardins du Luxembourg

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Palais du Luxembourg, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

Palais du Luxembourg

© OTCP - David Lefranc 

Jardin du Luxembourg, vue sur le Palais, Paris © Fotolia - Thomas Launois

Jardin du Luxembourg - Vue sur le Palais

© Fotolia - Thomas Launois

Jardin du Luxembourg, vue panoramique, Paris © Fotolia - stefaniarossit

Jardin du Luxembourg - Vue panoramique

© Fotolia - stefaniarossit

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Collections

Merry-go-rounds, Green plants, Sculpture,

Statute

National

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Photos allowed, Car park/Parking, Restaurant

Educational activities

Crèche (2pm to 6pm) from May to mid-September for children aged 18 months to 6 years. Playground (open from 10am) for children aged 7 to 12 years. Puppet theatre: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm and everyday from 4pm during the school holidays. Pony rides, swings, tennis, model yacht hire to sail in the large pond.

Restaurant

Two refreshment stalls serve finger food to eat on the premises or take away. There are several kiosks selling beverages, confectionery, food and toys in various parts of the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Car park/Parking

Rue Soufflot.

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

A free brochure is available to download on the website : www.senat.fr/visite/jardin

Guided tour

Guided tours led by one of the park’s gardeners are generally available on the first Wednesday of the month from April to October. See the Jardin du Luxembourg website for details. Meeting point: in front of the Observatoire gate giving on to Place André Honnorat at 9.30am.

Group tour

For guided tours in groups, phone +33 (0)1 40 71 75 60.

Free

Free access to garden for all public.

Opening times
Opening times

Opens between 7.30am and 8.15am, and closes between 4.30pm and 9.30pm according to season.

Exceptional opening

1 January, Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December

Jardin du Luxembourg

Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris

Events
Kiosques en musique

Kiosques

from Thursday 01 May 2014 to Friday 31 October 2014

Music in the gardens.Like both music and nature? Then Paris has something perfect for you this summer!...


Address details
Jardin du Luxembourg

Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris
GPS : 48.8469529 / 2.3372850000000653

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 42 64 33 99‎ - Fax :

Website : www.senat.fr/visite/jardin

Access

District : Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

  • Subway Odéon
  • Bus 21, 27, 38, 58, 82, 84, 85, 89
  • RER Luxembourg
Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : Rue Soufflot.

More information on accessibility

Accessible from boulevard Saint-Michel, rue du Vuagiraud, rue Guyenemer, rue Auguste-Comte and rue Médicis.
There are two accessible toilets at the Auguste-Comte entrance (11am to 1pm, and 1.45pm to 7pm) and next to the Sénat (9am to 7pm).


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