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Jardins et Palais du Luxembourg

The Palais du Luxembourg is not open to visitors, buts its grounds are a major draw to visitors and locals alike. The palace itself was built in the 1620s. The palace now houses the French parliament's upper house, the Sénat (open only by guided visits)

Address: Pl Auguste-Comte, pl Edmond-Rostand or rue de Vaugirard, 75004, Paris France
Area: St Germain des Prés
Arrondissement: 4th
Transport: M° (Métro) - Odéon (M4, M10); RER - Luxembourg (RER B)
Entry Cost: Free of charge

History of the Jardins et Palais du Luxembourg, Paris

Marie de Medici (wife of Henri IV of France ) bought the land on which the Palace now sits and started plans for the building in 1612. Up until the French Revolution it was a princely residence. Declared a National Palace in 1791, the Luxembourg Palace became home to the Directoire, the House of Peers (1814-1848), and the Senate of the Third Republic (from 1879).