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.

Luxembourg photos

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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 on NW side of garden
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.
Orangery 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.
Green crate 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.
Orangerie South facade picture windows
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 is 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.
View to front of Orangerie from hedges and trees
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 Orangery with its plant pots of orange trees
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 growing of the palms, these end up being re-potted approximately every 7 to 8 years.
Jardin du Luxembourg Orangerie SE corner and sculpted busts
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 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.

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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

Related information

Jardin du Luxembourg map
Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg history
Palais du Luxembourg
Palais du Luxembourg history
Palais du Luxembourg photos
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace history
Musee du Luxembourg
Musee du Luxembourg history
Fontaine Medicis
Fontaine Medicis photos
Fontaine de Leda
Fontaine de Leda photos
Theatre des Marionnettes du Jardin du Luxembourg
Pavillon Davioud
Pavillon Davioud photos
Beehives photos
L’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
Rose garden
Flowers in Jardin du Luxembourg
250 year old orange tree
Historical tree

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