Luxembourg Gardens–Things to Do in Paris

Luxembourg Gardens–Things to Do in Paris

Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg):

Rue de Médicis – Rue de Vaugirard – 75006 Paris (between Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés); +33 1 42 64 33 99‎;

Hours: Garden’s hours vary almost on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (depending on “the length of the day,” according to the website), so please check here before planning your trip. In general, the opening time is anytime between 7:30 AM—8:15 AM, and closing is between 4:30 PM—9:30 PM depending on the season, with winter hours opening later and closing earlier.

Created in 1612, this second largest garden in Paris is 25 hectares and houses a French garden, an English garden, orchards, statues, a large fountain/pond, and tennis courts. There is a palace, a museum, and a government office (Sénat) on site as well. Entrance to the garden is free. Children and adults can rent motorized boats to race one another, sunbathe, picnic, or relax in the shade under one of the many trees.

Look through the gallery below for more pictures!