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October 11, 2020

The #Luxembourg #Gardens are located in the heart of #Paris Left Bank, acting a little bit as Paris green lungs.

Boasting 55 acres of green space between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, it’s a site not to be missed.

The Jardin du Luxembourg dates all the way back to the XVIIth century when Marie de Medicis constructed the gardens as an attachement the #Luxembourg Palace, where she resided.

The palace is now occupied by the French Senate and the gardens were eventually opened to the public! Medici was inspired by her native city of Florence when she designed the gardens.

This was the first French garden to be influenced by the #Italian #Baroque era.

With all of the beauty and sights to see, The Luxembourg Gardens could even be considered an open-air museum.