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Palais Royal

6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 47 03 92 16
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This royal palace, first home to Cardinal Richelieu and later a childhood home of Louis XIV, is longer open to the public, although its exquisite gardens can still be enjoyed.
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6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Louvre / Palais-Royal
+33 1 47 03 92 16
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just imagine this palace was built by the cardinal Richelieu in the 1600’s! It was then inhabited by The King Louis the 14th. It is still amazing and you can walk around this Royal place at anytime of the year! Go go go

Thank Christophe A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this area by chance when walking past the Comedie theatre. It has lovely buildings and shops and is a wide open space popular with locals

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I am in Paris, I gravitate back to the Palais Royal. Calm and peaceful, gorgeous architecture. Some fascinating shops and galleries. Good restaurants and cafes. But also a beautiful park. Come and see where Louis IV played as a child and where Colette...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 8 September 2017

During our week long visit to Paris, the Palais Royal quickly became our favorite place for lunch. We'd grab food somewhere and bring it to the gardens, sit in the shade, and enjoy the breeze. It was especially great for our toddler - he loved...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Gardens are open. A quiet oasis in the city, scattered chairs to sit and read and chill out. Pretty gardens. Nearby classical music at Place de las Collette is a bonus.

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful palace in the heart of Paris. Very close to the Louvre. It has one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. Beautiful place to walk and relax.

Thank eduardops60
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

There are lots of places to walk around or just sit and relax. We rode our bikes around. It's very beautiful with lot of places to take pictures.

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The palais royal is a lovely reprieve in the heart of the city. The large courtyard is full of light and sheltered from the noise of the streets around it. The tree lined gardens have quite comfortable chairs where you can sit, rest and gaze...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Stopped here on a bike tour and the guide gave us some really amazing history about the place. The gardens were beautiful. I suggest stopping here for at least a few pictures. We didn't go inside but we had a good time seeing the grounds.

Thank chesneynotkenny
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This palace was originally the personal residence of Cardinal Richelieu and designed by Jacques Lemercier in 1629 and completed in 1639. Today the Palais-Royal houses the Conseil d'État, the Constitutional Council, and the Ministry of Culture. The open air section of this facility is a...More

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal,
this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches
along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front
of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is
lined with the world’s best jewelers and their
glittering window displays. Every other establishment
has someone to open the door for you or park your car.
You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops
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David V
28 March 2017|
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Response from Becky60956 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's free. It's a park for the surrounding buildings but open to the public, at least every time I've been there. Retail shops are along the arcade in the first floor of the buildings.
Maddy D
29 September 2016|
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It's all free. The spheres are cool !