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Luxembourg Palace

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Address: 15 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
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This beautiful neo-classical building serves as a meeting place for the...

This beautiful neo-classical building serves as a meeting place for the country's politicians, while its beautiful gardens are enjoyed by all.

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A Sheer Delight- the building and gardens!!

This 400 year old building, also serves some of the French Senate's "official" needs, Originally built as a "Royal Palace", it still has a "Royal Character". The architecture of... read more

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This 400 year old building, also serves some of the French Senate's "official" needs, Originally built as a "Royal Palace", it still has a "Royal Character". The architecture of the building... and the associated magnificent well designed gardens makes it DEFINITELY WORTH a visit!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Luxembourg twice during our time in Paris. It is a wonderful place to bring a lunch, snack, or coffee and enjoy the gardens and the palace. There is a playground for kids, places to eat, and water features to enjoy. Also, there is a miniature statue of Liberty in the garden. The original. Don't miss it. But it... More 

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Torreon, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palace and its gardens are a place to visit. The Place itself its an incredible architecture building, very quiet and very beautiful. You can have a picnic or just have a coffee or a nice hot chocolate on the cafe inside. The fountains are incredible.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ‪Luxembourg Palace‬, with the gardens around it, is one of the most beautiful places in Paris, perfect for a stroll or a picnic.

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Located in Jardin de Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden), the green lung of Paris, Luxembourg Palace is the meeting-place of the French Senate. It is open to the public when the Senate does not meet. We were there on a Friday, which was fine.

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

The very elegant 17th century palace is located in Luxembourg Gardens. This a a beautiful palace originally built to be the residence of Marie de Médicis, mother of Louis XIII of France. Since 1958 it has been the seat of the French Senate of the Fifth Republic.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Although the Palace was closed while we were there, we did manage to visit the beautiful gardens twice. Be on the look out for the miniature Statue of Liberty.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

been coming here for the last 40 years,my children grew up , from babaies , to teen agers , to the lycee montaigne across the steet. its like home .all seasons .

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Architecturally speaking it is a beautiful building. I was not able to go inside, the security officers told me they do not have tours. I did not get clarity as to whether that was always the case or not, so you may want to check the website. It is in French, so it did not help me much. The gardens... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I didn't give 5 stars just because we had a touristic guide unprepared, while this wonderful place deserves a competent guide to explain how so much beauty is also rich of culture and history. Stunning halls, paintings, Napoleon's throne are only a few of the wonders you will find in this Palace hosting the Senate of France.

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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