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One of the views of the fountains
Written by Vijay on May 4, 2020 Share on

The Royal Gardens In Paris

The Royal Gardens In Paris, Located in the 1st Arrondissement and right next to the Louvre Museum these royal gardens are a breather and a hidden gem in the city of love. After visiting a crowded place like the Louvre museum, these gardens are hidden from plain sight and are not so overcrowded. Thus making the best palace for a pit stop.  Spread across more than 20,000 square meters, these gardens are also called as green lungs of Paris. These gardens are home to many varieties of species of plants and are also a perfect place for a romantic walk or an ideal place for an evening stroll. 

Pleasant view of the fountains in Royal gardens
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Though the palace and the gardens were built by architect Jacques Lemercier between 1633 and 1639, major renovation happened during the 18th & 19th Centuries. Once a royal palace which served the king, Cardinal Richelieu, and his ministers, now these palace buildings are used for three important French bureaucracies like the Council of State, the Constitutional Council, and the Ministry of Culture. The apartments in the Royal Gardens are rented out to writers and cafes. This place has also played an important role during the french revolution as most of the revolutionaries would gather in these gardens to share ideas.

Beautiful flowers at the Royal gardens
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Cour d’Honneur, In the inner courtyard in the royal palace, is where you will Les Deux Plateaux. This sculpture was designed by Daniel Buren has 280 black and white columns of various heights. This is a very contrasting design when compared to the classical design of the building.

The Royal gardens are open throughout the year and the timings vary from season to season. Admission is free between 1st October and December 31st. The prime location of these gardens enables you to visit a few of the best shopping centers and restaurants in Paris. Pierre Hardy and Stella McCartney who are known for their designer boutiques are found near the gardens. Le Nemours (2 place Colette) & the  Japanese-influenced Café Kitsuné are the most popular ones for coffee lovers.

So just don’t forget this peaceful palace for Parisians to add to your itinerary when you visit Paris or give us a chance to customize a Europe itinerary or a Paris package as per your needs. All you need to do is visit us at and we are just a click away.

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