If you want to indulge in a rejuvenating scare away from the hectic chaos of the Parisian streets, you can go to this green oasis built at Napoleon’s behest as a children’s amusement park.
There are no less than 35 hectares nestled between the palaces with magnificent terraces, green meadows, ponds, chestnut groves and flowery paths where you can spend a few hours in total relaxation.
Built around the Palais du Luxembourg, the park harmoniously blends English and French garden styles and is particularly suitable for families with children.
Today, the Palais du Luxembourg cannot be visited as it is the seat of the Senate and only opens to the public on sporadic occasions.
You can, however, admire the Fontaine des Mèdici, dating from 1630 in the Italian style, a magnificent sculptural group depicting the Cyclops Polyphemus with the lovers Galatea and Acis caught inflagrating.
Temporary exhibitions and the fine arts museum can be seen at the Musée du Luxembourg.
With a few hours to spare, you can entertain your children:
City Card allow you to save on public transport and / or on the entrances to the main tourist attractions.