Jardin du Luxembourg is a popular garden in Paris whose architecture is influenced by the Italian Baroque. Beautiful gardens, large ponds, fountains, apiaries, orchards, rides and slides for children make this garden worth visiting.
When to visit:
january - april . june - december
Guided tours led by one of the park’s gardeners are generally available on the first Wednesday of the month from April to October.
Jardin du Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg Gardens, were created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612.
There are several listed buildings within the gardens: - The Palais de Luxembourg - The Musee de Luxembourg: has some great art exhibitions and - The Orangerie: houses plants from the mediterranean region.
The Gardens are split into French gardens and English gardens. Between them lies geometric forest, a large pond, an orchard with a variety of old and forgotten apples, an apiary.
There are many activities and facilities for children such as puppets, rides and slides. Free musical performances are presented in a gazebo on the grounds. There is a small cafe restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Guided tour: On the first Wednesday of the month from April to October, starts at 9.30am.
How to Reach Nearest stops are Luxembourg, Senat, Auguste Comte, Theatre De L'Odeon, Mairie Du Ve - Pantheon. Metro: Lines 10, 4 RER: line B. Bus: routes 38, 63, 82,84