Jardin Robert Cavelier de la Salle
This is one of two gardens located within the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs, which is an extension part of the Luxembourg Gardens that holds different statues, numerous large trees for shade, lawns, flowerbeds, fountains and park benches to sit and relax.
About the Robert Cavelier de la Salle Garden in Paris
Now the Jardin Robert Cavelier de la Salle inside Luxembourg gardens was named after the French Explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle from the 1600s, who is well known for his explorations in Canada, the North Americas and Gulf of Mexico, and claimed a part by the Mississippi River as French territory, naming it Louisiana after King Louis XIV.
The Jardin Robert Cavelier de la Salle is one of two gardens in Paris located next to each other that are dedicated to explorers, and these are both within the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs, which is an extension to the Jardin du Luxembourg.
This garden runs along the meridian line and has a perspective from the Palais du Luxembourg down to the Observatoire de Paris, and was laid out by Gabriel Davioud in the 1860s, when the Avenue de l’Observatoire was laid out.
You can find the Jardin Robert Cavelier de la Salle in the northern part of the garden and is actually slightly larger than the Jardin Marco Polo, with lawns, flowerbeds and rows of chestnuts trees that are in the traditional French garden format.
Also within this garden you will ornate lamp posts, statuary columns and statues produced by famous sculptors such as one called La Nuit by Charles Alphonse Gumery and another called Le Crepuscule, which translates to Twilight, that was produced by the artist Gustave Grauk.
Visiting the Jardin Robert Cavelier de la Salle in Paris
Now as we mentioned earlier, the Jardin Robert Cavelier de la Salle is the northern garden within the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs, which meets up to the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondissement.
You may also be pleased to know that the majority of the garden is accessible to the disabled, however, we would like to point out that it normally opens at around 8am on weekdays and 9am at weekends, but the closing times vary depending upon the time of year, from as early as 5.30pm in winter to 9pm in summer.
And as for getting here via public transport in Paris, the nearest RER station is the Port Royal stop serving line B, the nearest Metro station is the Raspail stop serving lines 4 and 6, plus the bus numbers 38, 83 and 91 will also get you close by.
Related information on Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
- Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
- La Nuit statue
- Le Crepuscule statue
- Jardin Marco Polo
- Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde
- l'Aurore statue
- Le Jour statue
Related information on Luxembourg gardens
- Photos of Jardin du Luxembourg
- Jardin du Luxembourg
- History of Jardin du Luxembourg
- Palais du Luxembourg
- History of Palais du Luxembourg
- Le Petit Luxembourg Palace
- History of Le Petit Luxembourg Palace
- Fontaine Medicis
- Fontaine de Leda
- Theatre des Marionnettes du Jardin du Luxembourg
- Eugene Delacroix water fountain
- Musee du Luxembourg
- History of Musee du Luxembourg
- Pavillon Davioud
- L’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
- Photos Rose Garden
- Photos of flowers in Luxembourg Gardens
Jardin Robert Cavelier de la Salle
Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
Avenue de l’Observatoire
Ile de France
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
- Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
- Catacombes de Paris
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