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Luxembourg Palace

15 Rue de Vaugirard, 75291 Paris, France

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About Luxembourg Palace

Luxembourg Palace was originally built to be the royal residence of the mother of Louis XIII of France, Marie de’Medici. It currently serves as a popular tourist attraction as well as the seat of the Senate of the Fifth Republic. Construction began in 1715 for this architectural gem built for Marie de' Medici. Its magnificent heritage is visible throughout its hallways.


Attractions near Luxembourg Palace

Luxembourg Gardens0.23km from Luxembourg Palace

The Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, were created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612 was located on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. This park an ideal place to rest after a long day exploring the city. The park houses several metal benches surrounded by numerous statues and sculptures, a perfect place to relax and enjoy a bit of fresh air.

Église Saint-Sulpice0.35km from Luxembourg Palace

The Eglise Saint-Sulpice is one of the biggest churches in Paris which was built in the 17th century. The building was constructed from the mid-seventeenth century on the site of an earlier Catholic church. Major restoration works have recently been completed to the exterior of the north tower and to the interior of the c. 1730 sacristy.  Its neoclassical facade, the forecourt fountain, the Great Organ are some of the main attractions here.

A huge museum which was built in the middle ages in Paris at 6 Place Paul-Painlevé. It was formerly the townhouse of the abbots of Cluny, started in 1334. The structure was rebuilt by Jacques d'Amboise, abbot in commendam of Cluny 1485-1510; it combines Gothic and Renaissance elements. In 1843 it was made into a public museum.  The museum itself actually consists of two buildings: the frigidarium, where the remains of the Thermes de Cluny are, and the Hôtel de Cluny itself, which houses its impr

Boulevard Saint-Germain0.61km from Luxembourg Palace

The Boulevard Saint-Germain is a boulevard of the left bank of Paris, named in honor of Bishop Germain of Paris (496-576), and due to the proximity of Saint-Germain-des- Meadows dedicated to him. It is a nice spot if you are on a lookout for fashion boutiques and food shops. you can also explore some marvelous bookshops which are surrounded by exclusive fashion stores. It is a wonderful area and is perfect for a tourist destination.

Shakespeare and Company0.86km from Luxembourg Palace

Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent English-language bookstores that have existed on Paris's Left Bank. It was home to the Lost Generation in the 1920s, the Beatnik generation in the 1950s, and should be on any literary lovers bucket list of Paris today.

Sainte-Chapelle0.95km from Luxembourg Palace

A beautiful cathedral which was built on the Ile de la Cité in the heart of the French capital, which was a gem of the Gothic style. Built-in seven years, an impressive feat, the Sainte Chapelle was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis. It was one of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Île de la Cité. You will be wondered while seeing this majestic cathedral and its architectural intelligence.

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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.