Park, garden, promenade

Jardin du Luxembourg

Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard - 75006 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6e Arrondissement

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.

Collections

  • Manèges
  • Plantes
  • Sculpture

Statute

National

Services and facilities of the establishment

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

Educational activities

Garderie (14 h à 18 h) de mai à mi-septembre de 18 mois à 6 ans. Parc à jeux (à partir de 10h) pour les enfants de 7 à 12 ans. Guignol : mercredi, samedi et dimanche à partir de 14 h. Pendant les vacances, tous les jours à partir de 16 h. Promenades à poney, balançoires, tennis, location de voiliers à faire voguer sur le grand bassin.

Restaurant

Deux buvettes proposent une finger food à déguster sur place ou à emporter. De nombreux kiosques, où sont mis en vente boissons, friandises, nourriture et jouets, jalonnent le Jardin du Luxembourg.

Entrance fees and modalities

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

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
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

Voir la carte

Jardin du Luxembourg

Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 42 64 33 99‎
www.senat.fr/visite/jardin

  • Subway - Odéon
  • RER - Luxembourg
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 58, 82, 83, 84, 85, 89
  • Rue Soufflot.

Accessibility for disabled people

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).

Park, garden, promenade in the same district: Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 6th arrondissement

Park, garden, promenade in Paris and in the Paris Region: Park, garden, promenade