Luxembourg Park and Palace, dating back to 1615, commissioned by Maria Medici, the wife of the then French King Henry IV.
Whoever has visited Paris at least once, the trip must have led him to this one a beautiful park which is located not far from the Pantheon.
Piti Palace – the main inspiration for Luxembourg Park and Palace
The whole space was designed to look like that as the Queen's childhood home, Florence's Piti Palace.
The works lasted almost 30 years, and the palace and garden were given named after the Luxembourg family, who lived on purchased property.
Luxembourg Palace – Senate Headquarters
The newly built palace was called “Luxembourg Palace”, while the smaller mansion that already existed on the property was called “Petit Luxembourg”, that is to say, the “Little Palace of Luxembourg”.
The big one is today the seat of the French Senate, while the little one serves as the residence of the Senate President. Otherwise, during fof the rancu revolution, the palace served as a prison, and during World War II was the seat of the German Luftwaffe Aviation.
The Luxembourg Park covers an area of 22.5 hectares
Tare also in Luxembourg Park statues of French queens, writers and artists.
In addition to the impressive palace, visitors most delighted by the series of sculptures (Cyclops, Akis and Galatea) and fountains found in it as well octagonal lake.
The lake is in front of the palace, a it is surrounded by terraces and wooded alleys which extend all the way to the intersection at the Observatory.
Tare also a number of natural attractions in the form of orange trees, potted palms, picnic lawns and even experimental fruit gardens.
Passionate readers, card players, joggers, chess players, children and musicians …
Beekeeping schools are also held with summer being the biggest crowd when the chairs around the lake are occupied by passionate readers and those who just want to enjoy the sun.
You'll fly see a lot of joggers, chess players and card players occupying the shade in front of the Greenhouse, as well as musicians tuning the instruments on the orchestra floor.
Medici Fountain – a favorite spot of locals
Hidden from the bustle, in the shade of the trees lies romantic baroque fountain Medici, which was built around 1630.
It is at its center a sculpture depicting a Greek mythological figure Polyphemus, who watches over Akis and Galatea's lovers.
It is interesting that the second most beautiful fountain of this park, located behind the Medici Fountain.
It's about fountain di Leda, which is built in 1809, during the First Empire, at the corner of Vaugirard and du Dist.
The fountain shows the story of the Lady and the swan whom he holds on his knees, while Amor shoots at her with an arrow. Water flowed from the swan's beak into the hemispherical pool at the foot of the fountain.
As far back as 1856, when Baron Hausmen wanted to walk several streets, Gabriel Davud, which is designed most of the city's fountains, benches and gates during the Second Empire, who himself was a sculptor, he wanted to preserve the fountain. Two years later, the fountain was moved to Luxembourg Park.
Since it was wall fountain, she had to get attached to something, so Gabriel put the Medici fountains on the back, wit remains today, unnoticed by passers-by.
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