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.
Opening / Closing
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.
Metro: lines 1, 7 and 14
Bus: lines 21, 27, 39, 48, 69, 72, 81, 95 and Balabus
6 rue de Montpensier
F 33/ (0)1 42 96 13 54
Longitude : 2.3377
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.
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
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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