Small-Group Luxembourg Gardens Walking Tour In Paris

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Luxembourg Gardens, central Paris
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Discover the Luxembourg Gardens with a knowledgeable guide on this 2-hour walking tour. Located in Paris' esteemed 6th arrondissement, this verdant escape is one of the city's most renowned attractions, and has an interesting history. Walk along the tree-lined pathways, admire the serene flora and fauna, learn about the royal statues and famous Medici Fountain and hear about the many uses of Luxembourg Palace over the centuries. Your group size is limited to eight to ensure a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at the entrance of the Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg) to begin your 2-hour walking tour. This lovely 57-acre (23-hectare) garden sits in the heart of the elegant 6th arrondissement, on the Left Bank of the Seine River.

Built in 1612 by Queen Marie de Medici, Luxembourg Palace and its gardens were an exclusive royal estate that turned the neighborhood into a fashionable district for French nobility, and played a pivotal role in Paris development. Today it remains one of Paris most poised and tranquil green spaces, providing a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Listen to your guide explain the history of the gardens as you walk along the uniform hedgerows past flowerbeds, statues of former kings, queens and emperors, and stately arrangements of flora and fauna that showcase the classic French gardening style. Thousands of tulips embellish the display during the spring months.

Arrive at the Luxembourg Gardens focal point, the Medici Fountain, and pause for photos. Behind this is spectacular Luxembourg Palace. Hear how the palace has transformed from the Queens 16th-century royal residence to a prison during the French Revolution to the modern-day headquarters of the French Senate.

Return to the start point to conclude your 2-hour Luxembourg Gardens tour.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved; good walking shoes are recommended

Minimum age: 6 years old