Monday, June 10, 2013

Philatelic Photograph: Palais du Luxembourg - Paris, France

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Palais du Luxembourg
Paris, France
Topic: Philatelic Photographs

GPS: N48° 50.860; E002° 20.234

Quick Description: 

Palais du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Palace) is located on the left bank of the River Seine in in Paris, France

Long Description:

After Henri IV was assassinated, his widow, Marie de Medici, decided to build herself a luxurious palace in the Luxembourg district of Paris. The palace was built between 1615-1627 to a design by architect Salomon de Brosse. The Palais du Luxembourg then housed a succession of France's nobility. In 1792, was taken over by Revolutionaries and converted into a prison. In 1797, Napoleon I installed the Senate in the Palace, for a brief time. The Senate returned to the Palace in 1879, where it is today.

Adjacent to the palace is the Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens), one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Paris.

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