Beautiful gardens in Paris include lavish Luxembourg Gardens
Beautiful gardens in Paris are an important feature of any visit to the world's most romantic city, and one of the finest is the Luxembourg Gardens with its fine statues, tree-lined vistas and landmark museum, all within easy reach of Hotel Eden, your personal Parisian oasis.
Beautiful gardens in Paris are a feast for the senses
The Luxembourg Gardens are a stately reminder of the grandeur of formal French gardens, and all in the heart of the city. They're the home of the French Senate, which oversees the gardens and the adjoining Luxembourg Museum.
The gardens date back to the early 1600s, the brainchild of Marie de Medicis, widow of King Henry IV of France, and originally from Florence. Her idea of an Italian garden along formal lines was the forerunner of many great French gardens, from Versailles to the Chateaux of the Loire Valley.
When you visit, imagine yourself as royalty as you walk around, or simply sit on one of the chairs placed along the paths. Take time to see the spectacular Medici Fountain and look out for the famous faces among the dozens of statues - and the original model for New York's Statue of Liberty.
A visit to the Luxembourg Museum is essential, housed in a grand old building. The current exhibition, until June 29, celebrates the extraordinary life of the Empress Josephine, through Old Master paintings and intriguing personal momentos.
When you come back home there's a garden too. At Hotel Eden, our decor is themed on natural features in every room, and we have our own secret garden for you to enjoy.
Hotel Eden near the most beautiful gardens in Paris
The Luxembourg Gardens are an easy 25 minute journey on the Metro, a 10 minute taxi ride or a beautiful 40 minute walk from your front door at Hotel Eden. It will be our pleasure to introduce you to one of the finest green spaces in our city.
Copyright: The Luxembourg Gardens-Paris Tourist Office-Photographer: David Legranc