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Luxembourg Gardens, Paris rating
# 1 in Palaces
With flowers all over the Luxembourg Gardens (Paris), green grass and statuses spread all over its 23-hectares, Parisians of all ages comes to relax and stroll through the formal gravel paths of Jardin du Luxemburg in the nice sunny days. In its center, stands the glorious Palais du Luxembourg built by Marie de Médici of Henri the 9th in 1612. The
Address: Bordered by Bd. St-Michel and Rues de Vaugirard, de Medicis, Guynemer, and Auguste-Comte, St-Germain-des-Prés, Paris
Admission: Free
Opening Hours: Daily 7:30-dusk
 
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Palace of Versailles, Paris rating
# 2 in Palaces
Less than 30 minutes from Paris is the Palace of Versailles, one of the few monarch homes your can tour fully - an amazingly conserved estate with impressive French gardens and a Palace. The Palace of Versailles The Palace of Versailles Paris is not a single building. Instead, the estate includes the main Palace, the Grand Trianon, Marie
Address: 78000 Versailles, France
Phone: 01-3083-7800
Admission: 18 Euro general admission; 25 Euro for a full pass, 10 Euro for the Marie-Antoinette's Domain, park entranceis or free (weekend fountain show is 9 Euro between Apr and Oct). On 1st Sun of month Nov - Mar all palace tours are free.
 
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Royal Palace, Paris rating
# 3 in Palaces
The Royal Palace (Paris) (Built through 1624 to 1629) was built by Cardinal Richelieu who handed it over to Louis XIII's. The Royal Palace shortly hosted the young Louis XIV in the 1640s who lived here with his mother, Anne. The Palace today hosts the governmental State Council and is unfortunately closed to the public. In the center of the Royal P
Address: Pl. du Palais-Royal, Louvre/Tuileries, Paris
Metro Station: Palais-Royal
Area: Around the Louvre
 
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Grand Palais, Paris rating
# 4 in Palaces
The Grand Palais (The Great Palace) des Champs-Elysées, having its beautiful glass roof (the biggest glass roof in Europe ) and amazing restored Belle Époque ornamentation, is a large historic site and a museum with a giant exhibition hall that spans a total area of 72,000. The construction of the building started in 1897 on the ruins of the Palais
Address: Av. Winston-Churchill, Champs-Élysées, Paris
Phone Number: (01) 4413-1717
Admission: €12
 
Palaces
Elysee Palace, Paris rating
# 5 in Palaces
The Elysee Palace (Paris), located around 400 meters North of the famous Champs-Élysées avenue is the official residence of the France Republic President for more than 150 years. It holds his office, and is the place where the Council of Ministers use to meet. On the afternoon of the Bastille Day, the president hosts a party in the Élysée gardens.
Address: 55, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris
 
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Palais Bourbon, Paris rating
# 6 in Palaces
The Seine fronting 18th-century Palais Bourbon built by the duchesse de Bourbon, a daughter of Louis XIV is where the lower house of the French parliament (also known as the National Assembly) meets. Napoleon Bonaparte himself ordered what is probably the most interesting artifact here which is the fancy front that matches that of the Madeleine acr
Address: Pl. du Palais-Bourbon, St-Germain-des-Prés, Paris
Opening Hours: During temporary exhibits only
Metro Station: Assemblée Nationale
 
Museums
Petit Palais, Paris rating
# 7 in Palaces
The Petit Palais Paris (meaning - the Small Palace), built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 to Charles Girault's designs, today hosts the Museum of Fine Arts (musée des beaux-arts de la ville de Paris). The Petit Palais Paris museum holds a free permanent excellent exhibitions of French medieval and Renaissance paintings of artists such as Remb
Address: Av. Winston-Churchill, Champs-Élysées, Paris
Phone Number: (01) 5343-4000
Admission: Entrance to the permanent collection is free. Temporary exhibit entry fee may change
 
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