Jardin du Luxembourg

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mimichampy mimicham…
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Beautiful Park Dec 23, 2016
The gardens of Luxembourg surround the palace. This large park, which has sprawling lawns and abundant flowers, always astonishes its visitors with its harmonious paths, the beauty of its flowers and the shadows under its trees. All the people, young and old, enjoy themselves in the gardens. The children can rent boats and sail in the glassy ponds while the elders play chess under awnings. Moreover, there are many statues of the queens of France, including a figure of Saint Genevieve, the patron of Paris.

This garden really amaze me... and its a nice place for relax and have a great time... and when summer like this, so many ppl have a suntan here, just like on the beach... ^_^

The Jardin du Luxembourg is probably the most popular park in Paris. It is located in the 6th arrondissement, near the Sorbonne University.

The park, 22,45 hectare large (about 55 acres), was designed in 1612 in French style. In the 19th century, the private park was opened to the public.

Palais de Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Palace was built for Marie de Medicis in the years 1615-1627. The architect Salomon de Brosse, designed it as a Florentine palace because Marie de Medicis liked this style. He was the son of Jean de Brosse, another architect and he inherited the position as the architect of Marie de Medicis from his uncle Jacques II Androuet Du Cerceau. (Other works by Salomon de Brosse include the aqueduct of Arcueil in 1624.)

In front of the palace there is an octagonal pond, known as the Grand Bassin. Here, children can rent small boats. nother attraction for children is the puppet theater.

Around the pond are nice lawns and alleys, all laid out in a geometrical pattern. Numerous statues, including the Statue of Saint-Geneviève - patroness of Paris - adorn the park. This is also one of the parks where you can simply get hold of one of the many chairs and take it to the exact spot where you want to sit. The park is also popular with chess players and Jeux de Boules players.

Fontaine de Medicis

On the way to Museum luxembourg I found this fontaine, and it's a beautiful Fountain, it was originally built in the 1630's at the behest of Marie de Medicis, to remind her of her childhood walks in the Boboli Gardens in Florence. It was modelled after the grotto or cave of Bountalenti in the Boboli. This is the only one of the queen's original Luxembourg Garden decorations to survive to the present day.
The gardens of Luxembourg
Fontaine de Medicis
Grand Bassin
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spocklogic says:
I enjoy this garden in Paris and is a nice respite from the city streets. Near the Latin Quarter too where I like to stay. My only complaint about the place is that it makes ones shoes all dusty walking around there.
Posted on: Jan 17, 2017
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Glynnes Glynnes
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A Paris Garden to Enjoy Oct 03, 2010
The Jardin du Luxembourg located in the 6th arrondissement (Left Bank) is the largest public park and as well as very popular park in Paris, France.

I decided to spend my Sunday at the Jardin du Luxembourg enjoying a picnic under the chestnut trees with friends, while catching up on what I have missed since my last visit to Paris. I always enjoy visiting the Jardin du Luxembourg on a sunny day, there is always so much to see and do. The gardens are a very enchanting place in Paris, and not to mention the effect the tranquil atmosphere of the park has on me. The layout of the magnificent gardens (filled with an abundant amount of multi-colored flowering plants), is centered around the Luxembourg Palace and dominated by an enormous octagonal pool. The statues of various past queens of France (many were erected in the 19th century during the reign of Louis-Philippe) are scattered throughout the green oasis of the park. Saint Genevieve’s (patron saint of Paris) status is not to be missed, along with Fontaine de Médicis statue (17th century fountain), and the Monument to Delacroix statue by Jules Dalou, as you are walking along the terraces that overlook the octagonal pool.

The Jardin du Luxembourg also has several tennis courts and outdoor cafés. Chairs are scattered throughout the park, so you can sit and relax in the shade, or by the octagonal pool, or simply watch the people playing chess. There is no admission fee to the park and it is open daily from 8:15am until sunset or according to season.

Don’t forget to visit the Jardin de la Roseraie, a small secluded garden located within the Jardin du Luxembourg, it is a marvelous place sit and contemplate things in your life without anyone interrupting you.

To visit the Jardin du Luxembourg take the Métro to Mabillon, Saint-Sulpice, or Odéon station or the REF to the Luxembourg station.
Jardin du Luxembourg Entrance
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spocklogic says:
It's one of my favorite places to relax in Paris, despite that my shoes are always dusty when I exit. : )
Posted on: Jan 22, 2011

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