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
Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse is located on the Odessa street in the Montparnasse district of the 14th arrondissement of Paris. A street where Breton creperies compete, and where business and art of living are one!
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 an emblematic district of Paris. Combining communication, business and art of living, this particularly mythical place gives access to a complete offer of shops, shows, restaurants, but also Parisian life. Timhotel Paris...
Ideal location facing the Montparnasse Tower
Timhotel Tour Montparnasse
An exclusive address in the lively theaters district of Montparnasse
An emblematic district of Paris, Montparnasse happily combines communication, business and art of living. A symbol of the Parisian art of living, this mythical place offers shops, shows and restaurants. On Rue de la Gaîté, the...
Art Deco building close to the Montparnasse Tower