Jardin du Luxembourg

Paris Jardin du Luxembourg face
Le Prophète bronze head in the Jardin du Luxembourg

This is the city’s most used park.  Great to wander through on a sunny day to sample Parisian life.  The flower beds are stunning at the right time of year too.  You’ll find a huge bronze head amongst the art works in the park and the attractive centrepiece palace is now the home of the French Senate.  Nearest RER is Luxembourg, Nearest Metro is Odeon.  This is an extract from our free Paris City Guide.

Paris Jardin du Luxembourg palace (www.free-city-guides.com)
The palace at the Jardin du Luxembourg

We love spending time in this garden, mostly just sitting on the seats and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere. Our favourite feature of the garden was the huge bronze head which was added in 2007 and is known as “Le Prophète”.  He seems to be on guard watching the comings and goings in the garden.  Other highlights are the Medici Fountain and the mini lake.  The garden also has municipal park facilities like tennis courts too.  It’s open daily from 7am to 1 hour before sunset in summer, and from 8am to 1 hour before sunset in winter.  Admission is free. 


Address: Jardin du Luxembourg, Boulevard Saint-Michel, Ile-de-France, Paris, France, 75006.

An easy way to get to the Jardin du Luxembourg is to use the Paris Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour which stops nearby and gets good reviews from tourists who use it.


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