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Paris : Discovering the Luxembourg Garden, named the most beautiful garden in Europe

Paris : Discovering the Luxembourg Garden, named the most beautiful garden in Europe

Located not far from Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Garden has been named the most beautiful garden in Europe and is on the podium of the most beautiful gardens in the world, in an online ranking based on users’ opinions. This is an opportunity to take you on a tour of one of the most emblematic parks in the capital of Paris.

 

In search of the most beautiful public parks in the world to visit once in a lifetime, the English-language website HouseFresh has compiled a ranking of the most beautiful parks in the world. It has gathered thousands of user reviews from the TripAdvisor platform, a website that offers reviews and tourist advice.

 

 

In total, the Jardin du Luxembourg received 6818 “beautiful” mentions, placing it in third place on the podium and qualifying it as the most beautiful garden in Europe, behind the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, which topped the ranking, followed by the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, which came second.

 

The Fontaine Médicis, one of the most romantic places in Paris

 

To begin with, during your visit to the Luxembourg Gardens, don’t miss the Fontaine des Médicis, which has the reputation of being the most romantic place in the capital. Its enchanting landscape has earned it the title of one of the most beautiful fountains in Paris. For the anecdote, many marriage proposals worthy of the most beautiful fairy tales took place there.

 

The Luxembourg garden is also a spectacle of nature, with more than 200 varieties of old and forgotten apples and pears in its incredible orchard. Nearly a million bees gather around 17 hives to produce a tasty honey, which is sold at the end of September at the Orangerie du Luxembourg.

 

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The creation of the garden dates back to the beginning of the 17th century, when Marie de Medicis, widow of King Henry IV, expressed her wish to leave the Louvre. In 1612, Marie de Médicis acquired a large plot of land to build her country palace inspired by the Florentine palaces, with a gigantic garden reminiscent of the Boboli gardens. It was named the Jardin du Luxembourg after the Hôtel du Duc François de Luxembourg on which it was built. Today, the park has retained its origins and its Italian style as a tribute to its founder, the Florentine Marie de Médicis.

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Practical information :

Jardin du Luxembourg

Rue de Médicis – Rue de Vaugirard – 75006 Paris

 

 

 

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