Palais-Royal has a storied past, evolving from a palace for Cardinal de Richelieu to a debaucherous hideout under the ... More
Palais-Royal has a storied past, evolving from a palace for Cardinal de Richelieu to a debaucherous hideout under the leadership of Louis XIV's brother to a center for new ideas and innovative thinkers during the Age of Enlightenment. Revolutionary Camille Desmoulins solidified the role of Palais-Royal as a historic locale by gathering a crowd and planning a rebellion at the Palais arches. Today, this palace features a serene garden and hosts the Ministry for the Arts and the Council of State.
Created in 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu, this garden has witnessed many of the events that have marked the Palais
Royal's history. Redesigned in the 18th Century by landscape gardener Desgots, it was made smaller by Louis Philippe d'Orléans ...
This palace, whose size is simply stunning, was built by Brongniart at the request of Napoleon I in 1808. It
was home to the Stock Exchange from 1826 until the end of the 20th Century. The majestic neoclassical facade ...
The Palais' construction was commissioned in 1615 by princess regent Marie de Medicis, who bought the Duke of Luxembourg's private
mansion and entrusted architect Salomon de Brosse with its transformation into a royal palace. The inspiration for its Renaissance ...