Situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Pres and the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, were created upon the initiative of Queen Mary of Medici in 1612. The gardens , which cover 25 hectares of land, are divided into French gardens and English gardens.
Between the two, a geometric forest and a large pond. There is also a variety of old and forgotten apples, an apiary for you to learn about bee-keeping and greenhouses with a collection of breathtaking orchids and a rose garden. The garden has 106 statues spread across the park, the monumental Medici fountain, the Orangery and the Pavilion Davioud.
There are many activities and facilities for children such as puppets, wrinkles and slides. Adults, if they are Parisians or tourists, can play chess, tennis, and bridge or remote control boats. The cultural program is characterized by free exhibitions on the garden railings and by concerts in the bandstand.