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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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8 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Louvre / Palais-Royal
+33 1 47 03 92 16
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting walking though the gardens & seeing the strange black & white art installation.I found it distracting from the beauty of the gardens & style of the Palais building architecture. The B&W was way to modern for the old palais.

Thank Helan29
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Palais Royal was built by Cardinal Richelieu. Cardinal Richelieu was chief minister to King Louis XIII of France. No expense was spared on its construction. When the cardinal died, the palais fell into the hands of the kind, hence the name Palais Royal. Take...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is so much to see in Paris we didnt make it here (if you count 2 trips) until about our 7th day in the city but it was well worth it. Between the palace, the garden and the surrounding area you can make a...More

Thank sccrref
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Palais Royal is a great place to wander around. The park with rows of trees are beautiful. There are columns in one sort that make for great photos. Quieter spot with not many people around.

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't notice we where in the grounds until we saw a tour guide, but me oh my it was a beautiful place to walk around with all the fountains and such. the only down side for us where all the people trying to sell...More

Thank sam w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Toured the Palais as part of another tour. Gorgeous grounds. Immense history in the buildings and everything around it. Love the Paris history.

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always fun to walk through here! The garden and fountains are just beautiful! I've never been inside the actual building, but it is fun to walk through here. Enjoy!

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

A very interesting building with enjoyable architecture. Be sure to pass by and take a few moments to enjoy it. A bit further away from the tourist path.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We arrived from the subway looking for the Louvre and we first saw this building. We didn’t know what it was so we looked around, took pics and tried to go inside. We were unable to do so, so we just walked around and enjoyed...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 26 June 2018

While not undiscovered, the gardens at Palais Royal are a bit hidden from the crowds and make a great gathering spot close to Louvre without the crush of people. Beautiful to walk around or stop at a cafe and grab a coffee.

1  Thank misopiso88
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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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It's all free. The spheres are cool !