HD photographs of Luxembourg Gardens Palais du Luxembourg - Page 2

In these high definition photos you can see the beautiful Palais du Luxembourg, which is an historical palace located within the Luxembourg Gardens in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris.

Luxembourg photos

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Palais du Luxembourg by architect Salomon de Brosse
This first HD photo shows the elegant front facade of the Palais du Luxembourg looking out onto the formal part of the gardens, and it was Queen Marie de Medici, who decided to have this palace constructed after her husband King Henri IV was assassinated, and she longer wished to reside at the medieval style Palais du Louvre.
South entrance for Palais du Luxembourg
So this next photograph shows the central part of the main facade of the Palais du Luxembourg with its clock and the sculptures and statues by the top pediment, and the site chosen for this new palace already had a mansion house on it that had been owned by Francois du Luxembourg, Duc de Piney, and hence the name of this building.
Palais du Luxembourg clock by Jean Baptiste Lepaute
However here you can see a close up of the clock, which was made by Jean Baptiste Lepaute in the 1750s, who was granted lodgings at the Palais du Luxembourg and also within the Galleries of The Louvre, so therefore he was able to use the title of Horloger du Roi, which is what you can see further down on the clock and this translates in English to Clockmaker of the King.
Palais du Luxembourg, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
Now the Luxembourg Palace was designed by the architect Salomon de Brosse, and the design was heavily influenced by Marie de Medici, as she wished to have a palace along with gardens that were reminiscent of where she grew up in Florence, and although the land with the original small mansion was purchased in 1612, work on the Grand Palais did not start until 1615
Palais du Luxembourg with Grand Basin water feature
And although many aspects of the architecture have an Italian influence, there was also French inspiration for this sumptuous Luxembourg palace that the Queen nicknamed the Palais Medici, plus it also shows a mix of styles between the Renaissance and Classical periods in architecture.
Eastern semi-circular lawn area and Palais du Luxembourg
Yet the gardens were also started to be laid out at the same time as the Palais du Luxembourg was being constructed, and called the Jardin du Luxembourg, these were also in a style that would remind Marie de Medici of the Boboli Gardens in Italy that she enjoyed as a child, even though parts of it are in a French style as well.
Palais du Luxembourg viewed from East terrace of Jardin du Luxembourg
You will find that the Palais du Luxembourg was completed in 1631 and we took this high definition photo from the eastern terrace looking towards the palace, and this area is also one of the original features you can find within the Jardin du Luxembourg, which Marie de Medici had planted with numerous different trees, including elms.
South facade of Palais du Luxembourg, Paris with formal garden
So here you can again see the Palais du Luxembourg in all its glory overlooking the central section of the formal Jardin du Luxembourg, and as well as stone benches, you can see some of the many green chairs and relaxers that are put out within the grounds, so that people can enjoy the surroundings for free.
East facade of Palais du Luxembourg, home of French Senate
But this image shows the eastern facade of the Luxembourg Palace, which has had many different owners since the time of Marie de Medici and her son, the future King Louis XII, especially after she bequeathed it to her favourite son, the Gaston d'Orleans, yet now it is home to the French Senate.
Roof of South East pavilion of Palais Du Luxembourg
However, here you can see the right hand side wing of the Palais du Luxembourg, or Pavillon as it would be known in French, which is on the main facade of the palace on the eastern side, which shows the dormer windows by the tall traditional style roof and the large chimneys that were a major feature of all large palaces to allow smoke to escape from the enormous fire places that heated the rooms.
Western semi-circular lawn in Luxembourg Gardens with Palais du Luxembourg
Although, this angle gives you a completely different perspective of the Luxembourg Palace that was taken from the western side of the Jardin du Luxembourg in the formal French style garden with one of the historical statues located in the semi-circular lawn area next to the grand basin.
South East gravel path leading to Palais du Luxembourg
Incredibly though, during the French Revolution the Palais du Luxembourg was turned into a prison for a short time and held people such as Danton, yet in 1795 it was declared a National Palace and under Napoleon Bonaparte it became a governmental building, which is what it still is today, now being home to the French Senate as we mentioned earlier.
Luxembourg Gardens looking towards Palais du Luxembourg, Paris
Now this HD photo shows the perspective looking down the Luxembourg gardens towards the Palais du Luxembourg, and this was one of the major concepts in the design for an open area that would look from the palace right through to the Observatoire de Paris, which would be the building containing the Paris Observatory far behind us.
Palais du Luxembourg West facade in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
And in this last image you can see western facade of the Palais du Luxembourg, which actually faces into another popular tourist attraction in Paris called the Petit Luxembourg, and these along with many more are all within the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondissement on the left bank of the River Seine in the capital city of France.

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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
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Musee du Luxembourg history
Fontaine Medicis
Fontaine Medicis photos
Fontaine de Leda
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Theatre des Marionnettes du Jardin du Luxembourg
Pavillon Davioud
Pavillon Davioud photos
Beehives photos
L’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
Orangerie photos
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