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At the Stade de France, the Bataclan, in the cafes and restaurants of Paris... on Friday 13th November, terrorists killed and wounded many innocent people. And in doing so, they also aimed also to kill these places that we love, places which represent culture and a spirit of sharing.
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Luxembourg Palace, Paris, visit

Practical Information

Palais du Luxembourg

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Luxembourg Palace
15, rue de Vaugirard
75006, Paris

FRANCE

Phone Number :
01 42 34 20 00

01 42 34 26 77

Website :
http://www.museeduluxembourg.fr/

Mood : To learn

Additional Information
Information and reservations on +33 01 44 54 19 49
Metro Odéon, Mabillon, Saint-Michel, Cluny

Description

The Queen's Jewel…

The famed Palais du Luxembourg was built by architect Salomon de Brosse commissioned by Queen Marie de Médicis in the year 1615. Being unhappy with the Louvre since the death of Henry IV, she yearned for a new palace in the style of the Pitti Palace in Florence.

Some of the greatest artists of that period worked to decorate the interior: Pierre-Paul Rubens painted no less than 24 large-scale pieces, depicting the queen and her lifestyle, for one of the palace's galleries.

After the French Revolution the palace house a number of parliamentary assemblies. Between 1836 and 1841 it was enlarged to then become the seat of the Senate. It is situated in a green area of the city with lots of tree shade, making it a favoured hotspot for tourists and students.

The Jardin du Luxembourg, the palace garden, was landscaped mostly in the French style and boasts numerous sculptures representing the Queens of France and other women of historical significance.

Practical Information

Palais du Luxembourg

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Luxembourg Palace
15, rue de Vaugirard
75006, Paris

FRANCE

Phone Number :
01 42 34 20 00
01 42 34 26 77

Website :
http://www.museeduluxembourg.fr/

Mood : To learn