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Le Palais Royal, Paris

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Nestled between peaceful, nostalgic gardens, Le Palais Royal features magnificent 17th-century architecture and is the home to contemporary sculptures by Bury and Buren. Because the palace houses the Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture, the building is not open to the public. However, you can tour the gardens for free. You'll notice four rows of lime trees planted during the 1970s, chestnut trees dating back to 1910, and more than 450 trees providing shade for two vast green areas. Elegant marble statues include "Le Charmeur de Serpent" carved by Adolphe Thabard in 1875, "Le Pâtre et la Chèvre" by Paul Lemoyne in 1830, and more. Several buildings surrounding the garden have restaurants, shops, and galleries. To visit Le Palais Royal on your holiday in Paris, and find out what else Paris has to offer, use our Paris online trip builder .
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  • It is a park close to the Louvre Museum. You can enter for free. The Palais Royal was built by Prime Minister Richelieu and was subsequently presented to Louis 13. Louis 13 was called the Palais Royal because he spent time here. The courtyard is surrounded by a corridor of buildings with an old historical atmosphere, but there were many visitors, and it was somehow uncomfortable to eat a bento.
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  • On June 6th, we arrived at the hotel and took a walk to the Palais Royal. When i went to the square, there were a lot of people in white costumes, and with tables, chairs, wine, etc., something seemed to start. After eight o'clock, couples and groups of white dress gathered one after another in the brightness which said that it was still early in the evening. I wonder what it was.
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  • One of my favorite spots surrounded by cool stuff. Stand on a pillar for a great photo op. Throw a lucky penny. Share a double chair at the fountain or walk the tree lined path with one of the best coffees in Paris. This is true Parisian life where you “profit” from a little down time in the park;)
  • We regularly go here to jog in the mornings. The arcades are accessible around the clock, but the main park area is only open from 8am. It's a nice, historical place, with a good atmosphere. During the day it's full of people out for a walk, taking the dog out, or just having their lunch breaks. It's also a popular spot for fashion and wedding photography.
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