Luxembourg Garden and Palace in Paris

Luxembourg Garden and Palace were built for Marie Medici, who desired to live in a building similar to her native Florentine palazzo. In 1612 she bought the palace of duke of Luxembourg with its fairly extensive domain and commissioned the new building in 1615, which is today called Luxembourg Palace. 

Also she directed to plant a garden which is now one of the best gardens of Paris. There are always many people, especially students of nearby Sorbonne, in the Luxembourg Garden. You must see the Medici Fountain there. On the whole Latin district is one of the busiest districts of the city because of a great number of youth and universities of Quartier Latin. You may long wander along the alleys of the district and then have a rest in Luxembourg Garden.

Church Saint-Sulpice and Fontaine is the second largest temple of Paris after the famous Notre Dame de Paris. The church was built by six architects for 134 years. That’s why the project was repeatedly changed. As a result, there was built a church with antique facade and two towers. There is a very curious Fountain of the Four Part of the World near the church.

Church Saint-Etienne-du-Mont is the temple on the square near the Pantheon. The church has a unique mix of Gothic and Renaissance on its three frontons.