Palais Du Luxembourg
- The Palais De Luxembourg was originally built in the years 1615-1645.
- It was built from the plans of architect Salomon de Brosse for the purpose of Marie de Médicis who was the mother of Louis XIII of France.
- It was then remodeled into a Legislative building after the Revolution from 1799 to 1805 by the architect Jean Chalgrin.
- Once again, it was remodeled from 1835 to 1856 by the architect Alphonse de Gisors.
- It has been the seat of the French Senate in the Fifth Republic since 1958.
- It is located in Paris, France and located in the 6th District on 15 rue de Vaugirard.
- In 1946 the Palace was used for used for The Paris Peace conference
- In the West wing were paintings by Peter Paul Rubens but, they were moved to the Louvre
- Seven Statues face the Senate in the meeting room; Turgot, D'Aguesseau, L'Hôpital, Colbert, Molé, Malesherbes, and Portalis.
- At one point it was renamed Palais D'Orléans when Marie gave the palace to her favorite son, Gaston.
Jardin Du Luxembourg
- You can take a guided tour of the garden. Tours usually start around 9:30.
- Access to the Garden is free of charge.
- The garden opens around 7:30 to 8:15 and closes around 4:30 to 9:30.
- You can play Chess, Tennis, and Bridge or you can just relax and sit in the beauty of it all.
- Children typically sail remote control boats for fun.
- The park is about 224-500 square meters
- The paths of the gardens are lined with statues of the Queens of France.
- They even have a statue of Saint Genevieve, who is the Patron saint of Paris
- In the southwest corner there is a puppet theater as well as several hundred species of apple and pear trees.
- Nearby Luxembourg Garden is a student area known as the Latin Garden