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Luxembourg Gardens
Jardin & Palais du Luxembourg, Paris (© Vit Kovalcik -
Luxembourg Gardens & Palace.


Created in 1612 by Marie de' Medici, the 25-hectare Jardin du Luxembourg is the second largest public park in Paris. The Luxembourg Palace has since become the seat of the French Senate.

The grounds are ornated by over a hundred statues, monuments, and fountains. The gardens featured prominently in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables.

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