Located near the Palais du Luxembourg , this is one of Paris' finest museums. The Musee du Luxembourg originally had a ... More
Musee du Luxembourg
Located near the Palais du Luxembourg , this is one of Paris' finest museums. The Musee du Luxembourg originally had a permanent collection of 19th-century sculptures and paintings. Today however, the gallery holds only temporary exhibitions. Call ahead for details about the different programs, which are decided by the Ministry of Culture and the Senate. The Museum also offers discounts to large groups.
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 ...
Paris' most famous cemetery gets the name from Louis XIV's religious advisor, who previously owned the property. In 1804, the
city decided to turn the land into a cemetery. Famous people buried here include authors Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde ...
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 ...
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