Luxembourg Palace and Gardens and Musée du Sénat
While strolling along Rue de Vaugirard 5 minutes from the Hôtel Le Placide, stop and smell the roses in the heart of the city. Created from 1612, the Luxembourg Gardens welcomes thousands of visitors throughout the year seduced by the place’s beauty. You can also visit the magnificent Luxembourg Palace, in which you will find the seat of the French Senate, and discover the temporary exhibitions of the Museum of Luxembourg.
In the heart of the Latin Quarter in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, this French garden ideal for taking strolls stretches over 23 hectares decorated with flowerbeds, sculptures, ponds and fountains. Children can attend puppet shows or have fun on the wooden carousel. During the European Heritage Days, you can wander through the garden's greenhouses and enjoy the subtle scents of the tropical orchids.
Within the Palace's Orangerie, the Museum of Luxembourg offers a rich and diverse programme around three main themes: "The European Renaissance", "Art and Power", and "Palace, Gardens and Museum: Luxembourg in the Heart of Paris, Capital of the Arts". Visitors can admire prestigious exhibitions and learn about the place's history. The only museum open to the public in France in 1750, the Museum of Luxembourg is managed by the Senate just like Luxembourg Palace and Gardens.