This unique spot is part of the typical places in Paris taking you to an atmosphere worthy of a movie. The Palais-Royal estate, set a stone’s throw from the Louvre and its garden are part of these places Parisians and tourists love on sunny days.
In this magnificent setting surrounded by three centuries of architecture, walk along the galleries under which hide some intriguing stores. Walk between the Colonnes de Buren, and wander around the remarkable garden. Some even seat on the iconic green olive chairs you find in Paris to read a book by a fountain, while others meet in the bucolic corners surrounding flowerbeds, as some people are happily walking in the shadow of the tree-lined paths.
Contrasting sharply with the contemporary look of Les Deux Plateaux where stands the Colonnes de Buren, the other side of the Jardins du Palais-Royal provides a more bucolic setting. Surrounded by proud trees where you can seat in the shadow, large flowery places bathe in the light of the day.
One of them houses an odd bronze canon that used to fire at noon sharp telling passersby to wind up their watches. On the base, it reads “Horas non numero nisi serenas”, a Latin motto meaning “I only count happy hours”. And for your information, the Jardins du Palais-Royal often provides happy hours.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 30 May 2020
8 Rue de Montpensier
75001 Paris 1
Métro ligne 1 station "Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre"