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Luxembourg Gardens
Vacation Travel Guide

You’ll find a leafy oasis within the busy Latin Quarter, complete with picturesque statues, fountains and an orchard.

Despite its grandiose beginnings as the grounds for a royal palace, the 53-acre (23-hectare) Luxembourg Gardens is known as a park of the people.

It’s a place where students from the nearby Sorbonne University sprawl on the lawns. Children splash in the boating lake, take pony rides, or a turn on the carousel. Parisian workers seeking respite from the city’s bustle sit at quaint, shaded tables playing chess.

Free classical concerts are held in the gazebo in the warmer months. The Luxembourg Museum, tucked in the northwest corner of the gardens, hosts major exhibitions twice yearly should you wish to head indoors. Also popular are the apiary with an orchard nearby and the marionette theater.

Before settling on the lawn with a baguette and a book, and maybe a glass of wine from the café near the gazebo, wander through the gardens to discover the many historical structures. You may see more than 100 statues, as well as the famous Medici Foundation. The fountain is decorated with French sculptor Auguste Ottin’s famous work, Polyphemus Surprising Acis and Galatea.

The park is dotted with many interesting works of art, such as Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s original, small-scale model of the Statue of Liberty. Look for the sculptures dedicated to great names in the arts, such as Baudelaire, Beethoven and George Sand.

The Luxembourg Garden is located in the 6th arrondissement. The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace. Entry is free; however, there is a small fee for the children’s playground. Opening hours change monthly, so check on the website before going.

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Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
3 out of 5
38-40 Rue Saint Séverin, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥6,834 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14

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Best location and a comfortable hotel

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Novotel Paris Les Halles
Novotel Paris Les Halles
4 out of 5
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Hôtel Saint Paul Rive Gauche
Hôtel Saint Paul Rive Gauche
4 out of 5
43, rue Monsieur le Prince, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥13,763 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13

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Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
3 out of 5
38-40 Rue Saint Séverin, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥6,834 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
Novotel Paris Les Halles
Novotel Paris Les Halles
4 out of 5
8 Place Marguerite De Navarre, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥20,052 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
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Hôtel Saint Paul Rive Gauche
Hôtel Saint Paul Rive Gauche
4 out of 5
43, rue Monsieur le Prince, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥13,763 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13
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Hôtel Des Grands Hommes
Hôtel Des Grands Hommes
3 out of 5
17 Place Du Panthéon, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥12,814 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13
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K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
4 out of 5
4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥19,061 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
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Hotel Britannique
Hotel Britannique
3 out of 5
20 Avenue Victoria, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥6,929 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
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Hôtel Lutetia
Hôtel Lutetia
5 out of 5
45 Boulevard Raspail, Paris
The price is ¥77,863 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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Hotel Bel Ami
Hotel Bel Ami
5 out of 5
7-11 Rue Saint Benoit, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥32,903 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
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Hôtel Michelet Odeon
Hôtel Michelet Odeon
2 out of 5
6 place de l'Odeon, Paris
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