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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: 07:30 - 20:00
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 1 week ago

You know when you are following the map but the place you want just doesn't seem to be there. This happened to us when we were looking for the boutiques at the Palais Royal. We gave up on the first attempt, went and had a...More

Thank bigred88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting paris?, don't miss the Palais royal,a peaceful,wonderful garden in the middle of Paris. Plenty of history too.the architecture is beautiful,and the garden!!! Beautiful flowers all year around,trees,water fountains, often pop up art exhibitions. What else? At lunch during the week you may have a...More

Thank VICAR91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sort of stumbled across this site while looking for a place to eat near the Louvre. You can't go in and see the palace, but the courtyard and gardens are open to the public. It appears that this is a popular place for the...More

Thank Dan O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I have visitors in Paris, this is one of the first places I take them too. The contrast of the old 17th century architecture with the modern art installation works so well that I can't imagine this place without the Colonnes de Buren. I've...More

Thank Amyliz91
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you go to the PAlais Royal, you enter an old couryard, that have modern sculpture. There are black and whitf coloums in various heights, and metal spheres. Many families go there to amuse the children. The young people jump off the short columns and...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

THE place to get your Instagram shot with the black and white columns. There is also a beautiful well manicured garden as well that was lovely to be in. There are people running through the area and people with their dogs. A great place to...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The gardens of the Palais Royal provide a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Louvre. They’re a great way to burn a couple hours simply relaxing in the tree lined avenues, by the fountain or grabbing a photo opportunity in amongst...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 23 April 2017

You can't go in the Palais, but the park in the courtyard is great. It was clearly full of locals-- people jogging, walking their dogs and playing petanque. It was a relaxing walk through the perfectly-manicured trees and peaceful looking at the flowers, plants and...More

Thank MissDawnAnn
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This was mentioned in our "Mission Paris" scavenger hunt good and so appreciated the stop. We would never have stopped by otherwise, but were pleasantly surprised to find this lovely outdoor space that the kids loved playing in.

Thank amb720
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Located in the 1st arrondissement next to the Louvre, Palais Royal first housed the royal families before the Palace of Versailles was built. Then it became the residence of Cardinal Richelieu. Today it houses the Constitutional Counsil and the Ministry of Culture. We had a...More

1  Thank CarlaColumna123
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
is it free to go to the Palais Royal or wha is the cost
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
Is there a fee to visit here? I leave next week and would love to take a photo on the black and white spheres. Thank you
29 September 2016|
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Response from JohnSelman | Reviewed this property |
It's all free. The spheres are cool !