Luxembourg Gardens in Paris: hours, playground & tickets

The Luxembourg Gardens in Paris is a beautiful city park located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. One of the most beautiful and largest city parks in Paris and absolutely not to be missed during your visit to Paris. Enjoy the beautiful pond in one of the typical green chairs or you can also have a nice picnic with a glass of wine and some French cheese. Or relax at the beautiful Medici fountain. You can take a lovely walk through the garden and the Jardin du Luxembourg is certainly recommended if you are in Paris with children (rent boats, playground, etc.).

Jardin du Luxembourg is freely accessible and one of the top 10 attractions in Paris. Looking for a little peace in busy Paris? Then Jardin du Luxembourg is the perfect place. In this article you will learn everything about visiting Jardin du Luxembourg. Practical information, opening hours, etc… Have fun walking in the Luxembourg Gardens, one of the nicest places in Paris.

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Jardin du Luxembourg: famous chairs, playground, boat rental, opening hours & tickets (6th arrondissement)
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    Luxembourg Gardens boat rental for children

    1. Luxembourg Gardens in Paris: chairs, playground and boat rental

    Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris is one of the most beautiful parks and landmarks in Paris. Famous writers, poets, musicians and philosophers such as Baudelaire, Chopin and Sartre were regular visitors to the park. Jardin du Luxembourg is still a popular place for tourists and students of the Sorbonne.

    There is always something to do in the park. There is a playground for children, a marionette theater, jeu de boules, tennis courts, wooden model sailing boats that you can rent (in the summer), etc … You can also eat or drink something on the cozy terraces.

    • Fun to do: Luxembourg Garden Self-Guided Audio Tour & tickets →

    2. Palais du Luxembourg: the palace of the French Senate

    The Palais du Luxembourg, to the north of Jardin du Luxembourg, is a palace where the French senate still resides today. The palace was commissioned by Maria de’ Medici. During the French Revolution, the palace served as a prison. Visiting the palace is not possible.


    3. The beautiful Medici fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens

    La Fontaine Médicis, located at the eastern end of Jardin du Luxembourg. It was also built around 1630 by Marie de’ Medici. The Médici Fountain is one of the most beautiful fountains in Paris and perhaps one of the most romantic places. The fountain was recently completely restored. A nice place to read a good book in the shade or just dream away. The Fontaine de l’Observatoire is also worth a visit and can be found in the south of Jardin du Luxembourg.

    Medici Fountain in Jardin du Luxembourg
    The Medici Fountain in Jardin du Luxembourg
    The famous Luxembourg Gardens in Paris
    The famous Luxembourg Gardens in Paris

    4. Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris: opening hours

    Jardin du Luxembourg is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, located between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Latin Quarter. Access to Jardin du Luxembourg is free, only the children’s playground has to be paid for. Easy to reach by public transport from Paris. Opening hours change regularly. It is therefore best to check the website of Jardin du Luxembourg before you visit.

    The Luxembourg Gardens in Paris are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun. A nice afternoon walk or a cozy summer picnic. Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris has something for everyone. And don’t forget to buy tickets for the self-guided audio tour. Nice to know: Jardin du Luxembourg is often referred to as ‘Luco’ by the Parisians. 

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