Luxembourg Palace and Gardens are a 17th-century palace and garden complex situated in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was built between the years of 1615-1645 to the designs of architect Salomon de Brosse. It served as a royal residence of the mother of Louis XIII of France. After the French revolution, it was changed into legislative offices and the palace was extended and redeveloped. Today, the palace is the seat of the French Senate of the Fifth Republic. The palace's gardens cover 25 hectares of green space that is divided by gravel walkways and large water basins, the palace and gardens provide quite a picturesque setting.
The palace and gardens are accessible by the transport system of Paris. The closest metro station is ‘Saint Sulpice’ accessible through metro line 4. If travelling by train, get off at ‘Luxembourg’ station which is right next to the palace. You can get the bus to ‘Musee de Luxembourg’, the 58, 84 and 89 buses travel there.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace is quite an important building in France with it being the seat of the Senate, this means access to inside the building is limited. However, the building is open for tours on a Monday and Friday, these tours are free. The gardens are open throughout the day and are also free to access.