Luxembourg Gardens France in 360 Degrees

Jardin Du Luxembourg

Luxembourg Gardens France in 360 Degrees

You know that spot you really wanted to go on your last vacation to a destination, but it somehow just didn't happen.  That is what happened for me with the Luxembourg Gardens.  That is why as soon as we landed and settled, I asked if we could PLEASE go here. In France, this would be called the Jardin du Luxembourg.   It was created in 1612 by Married de' Medici from Florence, Italy.  She was married to King Henry IV, but unfortunately struggle to keep his heart in this arranged marriage.  After his death, she used her role as Regent to build this Palace in imitation of the Pitti Palace in her home town of Florence.  The original statues and plants are all in honor of Florence, and the parks and plants she loved there. 

As we headed down the street to the Palace, we were first surprised to see so many armed guards.  We were like...What is going on here? I did not do my research well, and assumed we got to tour this awesome place.  I did not realize that this is a currently used by the French Senate which is why it was so well guarded.  You  walk in the gate, and the Palace is on your right, and this beautiful fountain below is on your left.  It was so beautiful, I was redirected to just enjoying the gardens, and realized that was going to be wonderful in and of itself.  

Above is a 360 tunnel of me walking the path to the statue, and below is a video of the Statue.

The originals garden was not nearly so large, but it has expanded over the French Revolution, and the reign of Napolean.  It has this beautiful hexagonal pond in the center, and a two level paths that make a semi circle around the pond and the gardens.   

When I see gorgeous fountains and statues in Europe, I wish for a touch of that at home. I now have a Water Fountain in my kitchen, and I LOVE it. I love the relaxing soothing sound of the water, and I constantly get complements on it. Here are some fun ones.


Luxembourg Gardens and Palace

360 Google Earth Trail in Luxembourg Gardens

Corner of the Luxembourg Palace.

Below is 360 up on the Second Tier enjoying the higher view and the statues.

Luxembourg Gardens and Palace

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This really was an amazing Tour of France. I loved our focus of exploring a quaint town near each different country border so we felt like we experienced multiple countries yet never left France and didn't drive as far.  It was brilliant.   If you want to see all the places we traveled, just use the search magnifying glass at the top right and type in France to see more of this fun vacation.

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