The Luxembourg Garden surrounds the palatial namesake where the Senate is located. It is between the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th district, next to the Aubusson Hotel. These magnificent gardens constitute a jewel box for its rich architectural heritage.
Luxembourg Garden: a rich botanical heritage.
The Luxembourg Garden was arranged in order to associate the compositions of a “French nature” with those of an “English nature”. The visit to this site will allow you to discover diverse species of ancient apples as well as trees which retrace the history of the place. The orchid greenhouse, the orange grove, the bee hives, and the grape vines are a lot of sites to see.
Luxembourg Garden: a place of yesterday and today
The Luxembourg Garden was inaugurated in 1612, at the demand of Queen Catherine of Medici. In 1883, the mask seller of Zacharie Astruc added numerous statues scattered throughout the garden. The fountain of Medici, the Davioud pavilion, and a small scale representation of the Statue of Liberty are also to be admired.
The Luxembourg Garden houses diverse cultural and sport events, concerts, photographic expositions, royal tennis national championships…