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HD photographs of the Orangerie building inside Jardin du Luxembourg - Page 13

This time while we were within the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is the historical garden in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos of the Orangerie.

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Front Facade Of Orangerie Building In Jardin Du Luxembourg

There has been an Orangerie within the Luxembourg Gardens for centuries, but the building you can see in this first HD photo was only constructed in the late 1830s and finished in 1839.

Jardin Du Luxembourg Orangerie Building On North West Side

The Orangerie, or Orangery in English, can be found in the north westerly side of the Luxembourg Gardens right next to the Musee du Luxembourg and although it still holds citrus crates and date palms, which was what the building was intended for, it also plays host to different exhibitions.

Orangerie Building And Rose Garden In Jardin Du Luxembourg

Now this photo shows that the Orangerie is also located opposite the Rose Garden, as you can see, and during the months of June to September it is opened up to the public for displays of art works such as paintings when the palms, etc have been moved into the gardens.

Plant Pots In Front Of Orangerie In Luxembourg Gardens

So here you can see some of the palms and other crates that are housed inside the Orangerie during the colder months, and incredibly some of these can weigh up to 4.5 tons and have to be moved with a tractor and float, which has been equipped with an electric motor since 1996.

The Orangerie Picture Windows South Facade

You will find that the Orangery is run by the French Senate who reside at the Palais du Luxembourg, which is also within these historical gardens, and one of their many tasks in conservation, which is why the tractor and float was changed to electric in order to reduce pollution as well as noise.

Theodore Rousseau Bust On Orangerie Building

Yet this close up photo shows one of the busts depicting different artists, and as you can see this one is of Theodore Rousseau, although others depict famous French artists like Eugene Delacroix and Francois Rude.

Hedges, Trees In Front Of Orangerie Building

However, these busts located on the facade of the Orangerie in between the large windows were only put in place in the 1880s, which was when the new Musee du Luxembourg was constructed, and they were also all produced by different artists.

Luxembourg Gardens Orangerie South Facade

But in this image you can see some more of the crates, which are made of 4cm thick oak panels, and the orange trees get re-potted every 12 to 15 years when the wood begins to rot, yet with the grown of the palms, these end up being re-potted approximately every 7 to 8 years.

Orangerie Building South East Corner

And although you will many fine specimens of orange trees, pomegranates and palms outside the Orangerie during the warmer months, the oldest sour orange trees, which are between 250 and 300 years old are positioned within the Luxembourg Gardens in front of the Palais du Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Gardens Orangery Building In Paris

Therefore, the Orangery plays a vital role preserving these incredible plants and trees, that number approximately 180 in total, which are nurtured by a team of dedicated professional gardeners, with the orange trees getting pruned each September to maintain their shape and sustainability for everyone to enjoy for years to come.

Related information

  -  Visiting the Orangerie building
  -  Visiting Jardin du Luxembourg
  -  Palais du Luxembourg
  -  Musee du Luxembourg

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Musee Zadkine
  -  Musee du Service de Sante des Armees
  -  The Pantheon
  -  La Closerie des Lilas
  -  Musee Curie
  -  Maison d’Auguste Comte
  -  Musee de Cluny

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