PARK-GARDEN-PROMENADE

Jardin du Luxembourg

Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard - 75006 Paris Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Kiosk, Jardin du Luxembourg
Situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, were created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612. The gardens, which cover 25 hectares of land, are split into French gardens and English gardens. Between the two, lies a geometric forest and a large pond. There is also an orchard with a variety of old and forgotten apples, an apiary for you to learn about bee-keeping and greenhouses with a collection of breathtaking orchids and a rose garden. The garden has 106 statues spread throughout the park, the monumental Medici fountain, the Orangerie and the Pavillon Davioud. There are many activities and facilities for children such as puppets, rides and slides. Adults, whether they are Parisians or tourists, can play chess, tennis, and bridge or remote control boats. The cultural programme is characterized by free photography exhibitions on the garden railings and by concerts in the bandstand.

Did you know?
The Luxembourg Gardens, a symbol of rare elegance, were the prestigious venue for the long palm events at the 1900 Paris Games, illustrating its remarkable contribution to Olympic history.

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Free access to garden for all public.

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Guided tours led by one of the park’s gardeners are generally available on the first Wednesday of the month from April to October. See the Jardin du Luxembourg website for details. Meeting point: in front of the Observatoire gate giving on to Place André Honnorat at 9.30am.

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A free brochure is available to download on the website : www.senat.fr/visite/jardin

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For guided tours in groups, phone +33 (0)1 40 71 75 60.

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Opens between 7.30am and 8.15am, and closes between 4.30pm and 9.30pm according to season.

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  • Ascension Day
  • 15 August
  • 25 December
  • 1 January
  • 14 July
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • 11 November

Services

  • Educational activities
  • Restaurant
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Crèche (2pm to 6pm) from May to mid-September for children aged 18 months to 6 years. Playground (open from 10am) for children aged 7 to 12 years.
Puppet theatre: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm and everyday from 4pm during the school holidays. Pony rides, swings, tennis, model yacht hire to sail in the large pond.

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A restaurant: Madame's Terrace in the heart of the garden. Two refreshment stalls serve finger food to eat on the premises or take away. There are several kiosks selling beverages, confectionery, food and toys in various parts of the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Handicap

Accessible from boulevard Saint-Michel, rue du Vuagiraud, rue Guyenemer, rue Auguste-Comte and rue Médicis.
There are two accessible toilets at the Auguste-Comte entrance (11am to 1pm, and 1.45pm to 7pm) and next to the Sénat (9am to 7pm).

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Map

Map
Address
Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris
Parking lot
(P)
Soufflot, 19 Rue Soufflot - 75005 Paris
Public transportation
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4Saint-Sulpice
(RER)
BLuxembourg
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2127Luxembourg
588489Senat

Useful information

+33 (0) 1 42 64 33 99‎