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Luxembourg Gardens

You’ll find a leafy oasis within the busy Latin Quarter, complete with picturesque statues, fountains and an orchard.

Despite its grandiose beginnings as the grounds for a royal palace, the 53-acre (23-hectare) Luxembourg Gardens is known as a park of the people. 

It’s a place where students from the nearby Sorbonne University sprawl on the lawns. Children splash in the boating lake, take pony rides, or a turn on the carousel. Parisian workers seeking respite from the city’s bustle sit at quaint, shaded tables playing chess. 

Free classical concerts are held in the gazebo in the warmer months. The Luxembourg Museum, tucked in the northwest corner of the gardens, hosts major exhibitions twice yearly should you wish to head indoors. Also popular are the apiary with an orchard nearby and the marionette theater. 

Before settling on the lawn with a baguette and a book, and maybe a glass of wine from the café near the gazebo, wander through the gardens to discover the many historical structures. You may see more than 100 statues, as well as the famous Medici Foundation. The fountain is decorated with French sculptor Auguste Ottin’s famous work, Polyphemus Surprising Acis and Galatea.

The park is dotted with many interesting works of art, such as Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s original, small-scale model of the Statue of Liberty. Look for the sculptures dedicated to great names in the arts, such as Baudelaire, Beethoven and George Sand.

The Luxembourg Garden is located in the 6th arrondissement. The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace. Entry is free; however, there is a small fee for the children’s playground. Opening hours change monthly, so check on the website before going.


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Lodging Near Luxembourg Gardens

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Novotel Paris Les Halles

Novotel Paris Les Halles

8 Place Marguerite De Navarre, Paris
4.2
of 5, from 1,989 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Plenty of tourist attractions nearby the hotel Novotel Paris les Halles: the Marais area, Georges Pompidou center, Notre-Dame, Louvre etc. Business or leisure travelers can enjoy the culture of the city.

$306
Hotel Bel Ami

Hotel Bel Ami

7-11 Rue Saint Benoit, Paris
4.4
of 5, from 430 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the St. Germain neighborhood, this chic, contemporary hotel is within 0.8 km (0.5 mi) of the Louvre, Pont Neuf, Musee d'Orsay, and numerous cafés. A Metro station is 1 block away.

$164
Le Lapin Blanc

Le Lapin Blanc

41 Boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris
4.6
of 5, from 468 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in 5th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sorbonne University, Pantheon, and Luxembourg Gardens. Luxembourg Palace and Sainte Chapelle are also within 10 minutes.

$131
Grand Hotel Saint Michel

Grand Hotel Saint Michel

19, rue Cujas, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 921 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Paris' popular Latin Quarter district, this hotel is one block from the Sorbonne College, the Panthéon and Luxembourg Gardens, and ten minutes from Notre-Dame Cathedral.

$144
Hôtel Villa Lafayette Paris IX

Hôtel Villa Lafayette Paris IX

46 rue de Trévise, Paris
4.4
of 5, from 173 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in 9th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Folies Bergere and Galeries Lafayette. Paris Opera and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$177
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris

K+K Hotel Cayre Paris

4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris
4.5
of 5, from 911 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This 7-story Paris Beaux Arts hotel is located in the Left Bank neighborhood of St-Germain-des-Prés, 2 blocks from the Musée d'Orsay, and 500 meters from the Seine.

$70
Hôtel des Canettes

Hôtel des Canettes

17 rue des canettes, Paris
2.8
of 5, from 125 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in 6th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Les Deux Magots and Luxembourg Palace. Luxembourg Gardens and Pont Neuf are also within 15 minutes.

$109
Hotel Claude Bernard Saint Germain

Hotel Claude Bernard Saint Germain

43 Rue Des Ecoles, Paris
3.8
of 5, from 191 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in 5th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sorbonne University, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Pantheon. Sainte Chapelle and Luxembourg Palace are also within 15 minutes.