St-Germain & Les Invalides

Fruit trees planted to exacting perfection fill centuries-old orchards in the southern section of the Jardin du Luxembourg.

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1. Rucher du Luxembourg

0.06 MILES

Near the orchards in the south of the Jardin du Luxembourg is this historical apiary, where bees have produced honey since the 19th century.

2. Pavillon Davioud

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Completed in 1881, the ornate Pavillon Davioud in the Jardin du Luxembourg hosts events such as the Fête du Miel (Honey Festival) in late September every…

3. Musée Atelier Zadkine

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Russian cubist sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890–1967) arrived in Paris in 1908 and lived and worked in this cottage for almost 40 years. Zadkine produced an…

4. Grand Bassin


All ages love the octagonal Grand Bassin, an elegant ornamental pond where proud parents watch their children tear with sticks after 1920s toy sailboats…

5. Jardin du Luxembourg

0.24 MILES

This famous inner-city oasis of formal terraces, chestnut groves and lush lawns has a special place in Parisians' hearts. 

6. Orangery

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Behind the Musée du Luxembourg, within the Jardin du Luxembourg, in the palace’s vintage orangerie (orangery), an elegant building filled with aromatic…

7. Musée du Luxembourg

0.27 MILES

This elegant museum plays host to prestigious temporary art exhibitions. Admission prices vary; it's free for under-16s. Online bookings cost €1.50 extra…

8. Fontaine des Médicis

0.31 MILES

East of the Palais du Luxembourg within the Jardin du Luxembourg is the ornate, Italianate Fontaine des Médicis, built in 1630. During Baron Haussmann’s…