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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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Hours Today: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Louvre / Palais-Royal
+33 1 47 03 92 16
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Reviewed yesterday

There are many interesting shops along the elegant arcades of Palais Royal; and a good place to walk in rainy weather as the arcades protect from rain. The metro stop is nearby.

Thank Pippadude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How much time you spend here depends on you and how much time you are spending in Paris. The Palais as expected with any Royal Palais dating back hundreds of years is both magnificent and grand. The column inside the gardens are especially breathtaking. For...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Nestled between peaceful, nostalgic gardens, Le Palais Royal features magnificent 17th-century architecture and is the home to contemporary sculptures by Bury and Buren. Because the palace houses the Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture, the building is not open to the public. However, visitors...More

1  Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

So we went to see the exhibition of Irving Penn and his fotos. First of all the building makes it’s alone worth while but with the pictures is just amazing. It’s a must see

Thank Torben K
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We wandered in here not realizing what fun it would be for the children. Much time was spent on black and white towers and they enjoyed climbing and weaving in and out of them. The gardens themselves were beautiful and the boutique shops in the...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 14 October 2017 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

1  Thank Christophe A
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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 28 September 2017

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

1  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
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
29 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
30 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
It's all free. The spheres are cool !