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Jardin du Luxembourg
May 1, 2007

May 1, 2007 --  The Luxembourg Garden is an oasis of green in the heart of Paris, so it's no surprise it's one of the most popular in the city. There are formal terraces, tree-lined paths, impressive statues, a theater for puppets(les guingolles), open-air cafs, a bandstand, and an octagonal pool, le grand bassin, that is usually filled with toy sailboats that can be rented by the hour. Luxembourg Palace, built by Marie de Medici in the 1600s, houses the French Senate and a museum that is currently showing Rene Lalique's glasswork. The gardens are a picturesque scene on any afternoon, and on a sunny holiday the place is filled to the brim.



Sailing boats in the pool at the
Luxembourg Garden is a tradition...



Even the ducks want in
on the racing action.


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Statues...


beautifully planted gardens, and les flics
to be sure everyone behaves!


The French flag flies over the Senate...


 

 


 

     

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