Whether you are a local of Paris or simply visiting, the Luxembourg gardens are a part of the city you don't want to miss out on… Here you encounter the veritable Parisian art de vivre, combining nature, art, sports, relaxation and leisure activities.
It was Marie de Médicis, residing in the Louvre (the royal court), who first dreamed of moving to this country-style suburb in the domaine des Chartreux. She bought some of the villas, including that of the Duke François de Luxembourg, in 1612, and would later begin to redesign the entire area into a lavish garden.
Nicknamed the "Luco", this is a great place for families looking for a bit of fresh air; you can even see puppet shows or let the kids enjoy mini-sailing-boat races and pony-rides! Sports-enthusiasts will be thankful for the tennis courts, basketball courts, and bowling ("pétanque") areas…
Aside from this variety of leisure activities, culture-vultures are also frequent visitors. With its numerous sculptures and monuments, it is an open-air museum in its own right… Be sure to check out the Palais du Luxembourg (seat of the Senate), the Musée du Luxembourg and the Orangery.
Luxembourg Gardenspecial selection of our hotels
Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse
Great location in the lively district of Montparnasse
Montparnasse is an emblematic landmark of Paris. Mixing communicating nodes, business and art of living, this especially mythical place remains nearby a very complete offer as far as stores, shows, catering but also Parisian life are concerned....
In the heart of theaters, shops and restaurants
Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse
In front of Montparnasse Tower. TGV and metro station 2 minutes away
Montparnasse is emblematic of Paris. Mixing communication nodes, business and art of living, this particularly mythical place gives access to a complete offer as far as shops, shows, catering, but also Parisian life, are concerned. Rue de...
Ideal location in front of the Montparnasse Tower
Timhotel Tour Montparnasse
An exclusive address in the lively theaters district of Montparnasse
Montparnasse is emblematic of Paris. Mixing communication nodes, business and art of living, this mythical place offers you shops, shows, catering, but also an art of living Parisian style. Rue de la Gaîté, the hotel Timhotel...
Art Deco building close to the Montparnasse Tower