Located above the Gare Montparnasse, Jardin de l'Atlantique is an architectural wonder and a must watch when at Paris. ... More
Located above the Gare Montparnasse, Jardin de l'Atlantique is an architectural wonder and a must watch when at Paris. The garden or Jardin is spread over three hectares (8.5 acres) and has a lot of sub-sections to explore. The garden is accessible from a lot of locations, so you need not necessarily go to the train station, if you don't intend traveling. You could indulge in a game of tennis or ping-pong, or tag the kids along for a fun evening—as the park has a children's playground too. The various sections of the park have different names giving it an exotic touch. For instance, Pavillon des Roches and Pavillon des Vagues Bleues. Other interesting features include the "Room of Silence," where the circular wall made of flagstones, makes soothing sounds when tapped and the "Room of Moisture," where small waterfalls rush along four small walls. The ample greenery around the place will make you stay longer than you intended.
The ground on which the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Palais du Luxembourg stand was originally the site of a
Roman camp. In 1257 the "Chartreux" religious order bought the land and built a monastery here and later princess ...
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 ...
Built in 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu, this palace was initially known as the Palais Cardinal. Later it acquired a
reputation as a place of debauchery under Louis XIV's brother, Philippe d'Orleans, while in the 18th Century it became ...
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