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The Palais-Royal Garden

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

The Palais-Royal Garden - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

Built in the 17th century at the request of Cardinal Richelieu, the Palais-Royal, located not far from the Louvre in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, now houses the Council of State, the Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture. Surrounded by no fewer than 180 elegant arches, its tranquil garden of almost two hectares, redesigned by Le Nôtre in 1674, is a peaceful haven that's ideal for a relaxing stroll. Adorned with lime trees, chestnut trees, sculptures and a large central pond, it's the perfect place for a rest, a romantic walk, an impromptu picnic or a spot of reading. Near the garden, in the inner courtyard (Cour d'Honneur) of the Palais-Royal, you can also see Buren's famous black and white striped columns, a contemporary installation that looks like a giant chessboard...

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