Must see attractions in St-Germain & Les Invalides

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    Musée du Luxembourg

    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…

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    Institut de France

    The French Institute, created in 1795, brought together five of France’s academies of arts and sciences. The most famous of these is the Académie…

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    Fondation Dubuffet

    Situated in a lovely 19th-century hôtel particulier (private mansion) at the end of a courtyard, the foundation houses the collection of Jean Dubuffet …

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    Fontaine des Médicis

    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…

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    Palais du Luxembourg

    At the northern end of the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Palais du Luxembourg was built in the 1620s for Marie de Médici, Henri IV’s consort, to assuage her…

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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…

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    Académie Française

    The French language and all its nuance are guarded with care by 40 Immortels (Immortals) of the French Academy, founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635. The…

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    Bibliothèque Mazarine

    Within the Institut de France, the Mazarine Library is France’s oldest public library, founded in 1643. You can visit the bust-lined, late-17th-century…

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    Ministère des Affaires Étrangères

    Next door to the Assemblée Nationale is the Second Empire–style Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, built between 1845 and 1855. It's closed to the public.

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    Pavillon Davioud

    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…

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    Rucher du Luxembourg

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

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

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    Hôtel Matignon

    Hôtel Matignon has been the official residence of the French prime minister since the start of the Fifth Republic (1958). It's closed to the public.

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    Georges Danton Statue

    On Carrefour de l’Odéon, a statue of Georges Danton, a leader of the Revolution and later one of its guillotined victims, stands head intact.