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Domaine national du Palais-Royal

Come and discover the Domaine national du Palais Royal, a ‘village in the city' facing the Louvre in the heart of Paris. For four centuries it has been a seat of power and place of pleasure.

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Following the terror attacks in Paris on friday, november 13, 2015 and to ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.
It is strongly recommended not to bring suitcases and luggage to the monument. Only luggage not exceeding 55cm*35cm*20cm will be acceptedLuggage and big items are not allowed.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and delay which may be caused by the extra security checks at the entrance.

Visit of the garden and the court only

Times may vary 

Every day : 
1st october to 31 march : 7 am to 8:30 pm 
1st april to 31 may : 7 am to 10:15 pm 
1st june to 31 august : 7 am to 11 pm 
1st september to 30 september : 7 am to 9:30 pm 

Galleries of the Palais-Royal are opened in continu.  


Going there

Metro: lines 1, 7 and 14
Bus: lines 21, 27, 39, 48, 69, 72, 81, 95 and Balabus

Accès au monument en transilien


Palais-Royal garden
6 rue de Montpensier
75001 Paris

T 33/ (0)1 47 03 92 16
F 33/ (0)1 42 96 13 54

GPS details

Latitude : 48.865
Longitude : 2.3377


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Understanding the Domaine national du Palais Royal 

• Three centuries of architecture. Built for the Cardinal Richelieu by the architect Lemercier, who also built the Sorbonne, the main body (1634) opposite the Louvre became a royal residence (during the Regency of Anne of Austria) and then the seat of the Orléans family from 1661. Works were completed and then modified in the 18th and 19th centuries. The three wings around the gardens date from the late 18th century. 

• A hotbed for shady dealings. Today’s magnificent monumental surroundings give no hint as to revolutionary fervour which characterised the place in the 18th century, nor of its reputation in the 19th century as a place of promiscuity and women of easy virtue, as immortalised by Balzac.

• Two famous residents. Colette (1873-1954) and Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) both lived in the Palais Royal.


Lecturer tour

français, anglais, espagnol

durée : 2h
Sous la conduite d'un conférencier du Centre des monuments nationaux

Réservation pour les groupes uniquement :
tél. 33(0)1 44 54 19 33

fax 33(0)1 44 61 22 06 
mél visites-conferences@monuments-nationaux.fr

Tarif : de 1 à 15 personnes 105€, de 16 à 30 personnes 140€

Retrouvez le programme des visites pour individuels dans la rubrique "Visites conférences - Découvrir Paris et sa région"


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