HD photographs of Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris

These photos show the very popular and famous tourist attraction in Paris called Jardin du Luxembourg, which is home to the Palais du Luxembourg, Petit Luxembourg, Musee du Luxembourg, hundreds of statues and monuments, along with tennis courts, childrens playgrounds, pond with model boats, puppet shows, water fountains, historical trees, flower beds and much more, making this free public garden a great place for everyone to enjoy no matter what your age.

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Jardin du Luxembourg palace and grand basin
This first HD photo shows the beautiful Palais du Luxembourg looking onto a part of the Luxembourg Garden with the grand basin that has a small fountain in the centre, and the palace along with the garden were first started to be constructed back in 1612 for Marie de Medici who decided she wanted a reminder of her childhood in Italy after her husband King Henri IV of France was assassinated.

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Visiting Palais du Luxembourg
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Photograph looking over Rose garden with the distinctive arched windows of the Orangerie behind

Rose garden and Orangeries arched windows
You will find that there are so many different things to discover within the Jardin du Luxembourg and here you can see a part of the Rose Garden looking towards the Orangerie, which was constructed in the 1830s to replace the original that had become run down after being neglected for years.

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Visiting Orangerie
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HD photograph of Statue of Liberty that's located inside Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg Statue of Liberty
Now the Statue of Liberty that everyone thinks of is located in New York Harbour, however, this was actually designed by a French sculptor called Bartholdi, and within the Luxembourg Gardens you can see a replica of one of the original models, which has a full name of Liberty Enlightening the World, as the original was moved to the Musee d'Orsay to preserve this historical monument.

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Statue of Liberty

View from the right hand side terrace with its red flowering stone flowerpots

RHS terrace with stone flowerpots
So in this photograph you can see one of the original terraces that was constructed by Tomasso Francini modelling the style of garden on the Boboli gardens in Florence, with two of these terraces in perfect symmetry to the palace, and as you can see, with the flowers in the stone flowerpots on the balustrades, it provides more colour to the surroundings.

Picture of the Enfants Supportant une Vasque water fountain sitting inside the Grand Basin

Enfants Supportant une Vasque fountain
Although there was a pool or basin put in place originally, the one you can see here with the water fountain statue called the Enfants Supportant une Vasque, was only put in place at the start of the 1800s by Jean Chalgrin, when the Jardin du Luxembourg was re-designed yet again.

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Enfants Supportant une Vasque

Photograph of Jardin du Luxembourg statues and monuments with their flowerbeds

Jardin du Luxembourg statues in flowerbeds
There are numerous different statues, monuments and sculptures that can be found throughout the Luxemburg Gardens as you are walking around the meandering paths in between the grass areas and well kept flowerbeds, and as you can see in this image, the flowerbeds are often surrounding the statues.

Photo of Le Triomphe de Silene statue group by French artist Aime Jules Dalou

Le Triomphe de Silene statue group by artist Aime Dalou
So here you can see one of the famous statue groups in the Jardin du Luxembourg called Le Triomphe de Silene by Aime Jules Dalou, which is surrounded by bedding plants, and is within the westerly part of the garden.

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Le Triomphe de Silene

View over Luxembourg Gardens central area looking towards the eastern terrace

Luxembourg Gardens central area and east terrace
Yet this is a view we took looking eastwards to the central part of the Jardin du Luxembourg, which as you can tell, is open, flat and more formal than the area with the trees in the distance that you can see beyond the historical eastern terrace.

Luxembourg Gardens Harde de Cerfs bronze statue group by sculptor Leduc

Harde de Cerfs statue group by artist Leduc
You will find that many of the statues within the Jardin du Luxembourg were put in place in the 1800s just like this one called the Harde de Cerfs by Leduc, but if you look very carefully in the distance between the trees, you will see the tennis courts.

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Harde de Cerfs

The historical water fountain called Fontaine Medici

Historical Fontaine Medici
Now getting back to Queen Marie de Medici, she also commissioned the construction of the historical fountain you can see here, which was originally like a grotto, yet this has changed quite a bit over the centuries, and when it was moved to its current location the water feature in front of it was also added to the Medici Fountain by Alphonse de Gisors.

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HD photograph showing one of the historical trees inside Jardin du Luxembourg

Historical tree in Jardin du Luxembourg
There are also some very historical trees that can be found within the Luxembourg Gardens and lots of these also have plaques on telling you exactly what species they are, but we took this high definition photo showing a really unusual and historical tree that fascinated us.

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Jardin du Luxembourg central French style garden area with grass, flowerbeds and monuments

French style garden area
Yet this is a view looking down the Jardin du Luxembourg and the more formal French style of garden, and to give you a bit more of an idea, the Palais du Luxembourg was behind us, and when Jean Chalgrin renovated the garden he made sure that there was still an open perspective that could be seen from the palace right down to the Paris Observatory.

Picture showing the Palais du Luxembourg clock with its many statues surrounding it

Palais du Luxembourg clock and statues
And talking of the palace, here you can see a close up HD photo showing the sculptures around the clock on the main facade of the Palais du Luxembourg, which is actually home to the French Senate, who also oversee the maintenance of this historical garden and the many tourist attractions located within it.

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Palais du Luxembourg Clock

View of the historical Minerva statue with Palais du Luxembourg behind

The historical Minerva statue
So here is a different view of the Luxembourg Palace with one of the ancient statues in the foreground called Minerva, but you can also see one of the numerous gardeners of the Jardin du Luxembourg watering the flowers within the stone pots that are located on the balustrades of the western terrace.

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Minerva statue

HD Picture Of the 2000 bronze Meridian line disc inside Jardin du Luxembourg

Bronze Meridian line disc in Jardin du Luxembourg
As part of the Millennium celebrations a bronze disc was embedded onto the balustrade of the western terrace showing the Meridian line that runs through this spot in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris and a survey of the Merdian arc from Dunkirk in France all the way to Barcelona in Spain was put in place over two centuries earlier that took six years to complete.

Historical beehive farm found inside Luxembourg gardens

Beehive farm in Luxembourg Gardens
Bees are thriving in Paris, even though in many parts of the world they are dying out, but one of the reasons they are doing so well in this city is not just because there are several apiaries, or beehives, like this one within the Jardin du Luxembourg, but because the city has made a standpoint not to use any pesticides within their beautiful public parks and gardens.

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Luxembourg gardens large green garden pot

Luxembourg Gardens green garden pot
When the warmer weather comes from around Spring to Autumn, or Fall, you will find that numerous different trees are brought out and placed within the Luxembourg Gardens in these identical green pots, such as around the grand basin, and each one of these has a small plaque providing the details of the type of tree along with its designated number.

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Photos of 250 year old orange tree

Photo of the Pavillon de La Fontaine snack bar

Pavillon de la Fontaine snack bar
Now when you are in the Luxembourg Gardens you may feel like having a break and relaxing with a coffee, snack, lunch, etc, and the Pavillon de La Fontaine is a great place to stop and purchase things such as ice creams, crepes, croque-monsieur, chips, quiche, even a beer or wine and much more, although, when we took this photo it was very early in the morning, so it was not busy like later on in the day.

Jardin du Luxembourg Pavillon Davioud that's home to a school of horticulture

Pavillon Davioud building
But here you can see the Pavillon Davioud located within the Jardin du Luxembourg and this building was named after the architect who designed it in the 1860s, and today it is home to a school of horticulture, yet being located right by the apiary, or beehives, this pavilion also plays host to the annual honey festival.

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View of the north west Wallace Fountain with free fresh drinking water

Wallace Fountain with drinking water
And even though there are kiosks and places where you can purchase refreshments within the Luxembourg Gardens, there are also fresh drinking water points, often referred to as Wallace Fountains, and this one was located close to the public toilets in the north westerly part of the garden.

Leda and the Swan sculpture on the Fontaine de Leda

Leda and the Swan sculpture
But this close up high definition photo shows a scene called Leda and the Swan, which was sculpted by Achille Valois for one of the monumental fountains in Paris that became known as the Fontaine de Leda, yet this was removed from its original location and positioned on the back of the Fontaine de Medicis in the 1800s when that very historical fountain was also moved to its current location within the Jardin du Luxembourg.

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Visiting Fontaine de Leda
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The Faune Dansant statue by Eugene Lequesne

Faune Dansant statue
So this photo shows the Faune Dansant statue by Eugene Lequesne, which we took looking down a part of the eastern side of the Luxembourg Gardens towards the Palais du Luxembourg, and this is located very close to the park entrance at the Place Edmond Rostand in the 6th Arrondissement.

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Faune Dansant

Photograph of Jardin du Luxembourg open grass area with colourful flowerbeds and different trees

Luxembourg Gardens grass, flowerbeds and trees
However, here you can see another part of this beautiful and picturesque free public park in Paris with its well kept grass, pretty flowerbeds, historical trees and numerous statues, along with paths intertwining between these, you can probably understand why this has become such as popular tourist attraction, yet is also a favourite with residents.

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Photos of flowers in Luxembourg Gardens

Monument to Eugene Delacroix inside Jardin du Luxembourg

Monument to Eugene Delacroix
We mentioned earlier that there are numerous monuments located within the Luxembourg Gardens, and here you can see the Monument to Eugene Delacroix, which was sculpted by Aime Jules Dalou, and as you can tell, this is also a water fountain, and hence why it is sometimes referred to as the Fontaine Eugene Delacroix.

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Close up picture of bedding plants planted inside Jardin du Luxembourg

Bedding plants in Jardin du Luxembourg
Now here is a close up showing some more of the bedding plants located within the Jardin du Luxembourg and behind is the statue of Leconte de Lisle, which was sculpted by Denys Puech.

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Leconte de Lisle

Jardin du Luxembourg green garden chairs

Jardin du Luxembourg garden chairs
And in this last photograph you can see just a few of the hundreds of green chairs that are put out in the Luxembourg Gardens for everyone to be able to enjoy for free, but you will also see these at another popular tourist attraction in Paris called Jardin des Tuileries.

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Address details

Jardin du Luxembourg, Rue de Medicis / Rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris, Ile de France, France

Opening times (dawn to dusk)
7:30/8:30am to 4:30/9:30pm

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Palais du Luxembourg statues

Clock bas reliefs
La Paix
La Guerre
La Sagesse
La Justice
La Prudence

Famous women and Queen statues

Laure de Noves
Marie de Medicis
Marguerite d'Angouleme
Valentine de Milan
Anne de Beaujeu
Blanche of Castile
Anne d'Autriche
Anne de Bretagne
Marguerite de Provence
Sainte Clotilde
Sainte Bathilde
La Reine Mathilde
Sainte Genevieve
Marie Queen of Scots
Jean d'Albret
Clemence Isaure
Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans
Louise de Savoie
Marguerite of Anjou


Statue of Liberty
Scheurer Kestner
Henry Murger
Theodore de Banville
Etudiants morts dans la Resistance
Leconte de Lisle
George Sand
Le cri, l'ecrit
Eugene Delacroix
Eugene Delacroix statue
Eugene Delacroix water fountain
Ludvig Van Beethoven
Stefan Zweig
Paul Verlaine
Gabriel Vicaire
Edouard Branly
Jules Massenet
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Jose Maria de Heredia
Ossip Zadkine
Antoine Watteau
La Comtesse de Segur
Louis Ratisbonne
Charles Baudelaire
Ferdinand Fabre
Pierre Mendes France
Frederic Le Play
Hommage aux esclaves des colonies francaises

Antique statues

Marius debout sur les ruines de Carthage
Flore east
Diane a la Biche
Goddess of Love
Minerve a la Chouette
Junon, Reine du Ciel
Goddess of Flowers
Venus au Dauphin
David vainqueur de Goliath

Other statues

Le Lion de Nubie et sa Proie
Harde de Cerfs
Joies de la Famille
Triomphe de Silene
La Messagere
Psyche sous l'emprise du mystere
Sainte Suzanne
La Femme aux Pommes
Le Silence
L'Acteur Grec
Faune Dansant
Il Dispetto
La Bocca Della Verita
Le Marchand de Masques
La Peinture
Enfants supportant une vasque

Orangerie busts

Jean-Francois Millet
Theodore Rousseau
Antoine Louis Barye
Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix
Jean Jacques Pradier
Jean Auguste Dominique
David d'Angers
Pierre Paul Prud'Hon
Francois Rude
Baron Antoine Gros

Transport options

Paris Metro lines 4, 12
Bus lines 21, 27
Bus line 38
Bus line 58
Bus lines 82, 83, 84, 89
Night bus line N14
Night bus line N21
Night bus line N122
RER Train line B

Attractions close by

Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
Place Edmond-Rostand
Francois Garnier monument
Marechal Ney monument
La Closerie des Lilas restaurant
Musee Zadkine
Musee Bible et Terre Sainte
Eglise Saint Joseph des Carmes
Maison d’Auguste Comte
Refectoire des Cordeliers
Square Paul Painleve
The Pantheon
Musee Curie
Musee du Service de Sante des Armees
Musee de Cluny
La Coupole Brasserie
Musee du Compagnonnage
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont