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Luxembourg Pailace

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Luxembourg Pailace
Palais du Luxembourg (in French)
Luxembourg Pailace gairden façade
Luxembourg Pailace is located in Paris
Luxembourg Pailace
Location within Paris
General information
LocationParis, Fraunce
Address15 rue de Vaugirard
Coordinates48°50′54″N 2°20′14″E / 48.84833°N 2.33722°E / 48.84833; 2.33722
Current tenantsFrench Senate
Biggin stairtit1615
Design an construction
AirchitectSalomon de Brosse
Ither designers

The Luxembourg Pailace (French: Palais du Luxembourg, pronounced [pa.lɛ dy lyk.sɑ̃.buːʁ]) is locatit at 15 rue de Vaugirard in the 6t arrondissement o Paris. It is next tae the Petit Luxembourg.

Brief history

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The pailace wis commisioned bi Marie de' Medici tae mirror the style o the Palazzo Pitti frae her native Florence (she wis a dochter o a Grand Duke o Tuscany an princess o the Grand Duchy o Tuscany bi birth.) As a result it wis cried the Palais Médicis

At her daith in In 1642, Marie de' Medici bequeathed the Luxembourg tae her secoint an favourite son, Gaston, Duke o Orléans, who cried it the Palais d'Orléans even though it wis still cried the Palais Médicis Upon Gaston's daith, the pailace passed tae his widow, Marguerite o Lorraine, then tae his elder dochter bi his first mairiage, La Grande Mademoiselle. In 1660, she sold it tae her younger half-sister, Élisabeth Marguerite d'Orléans who, in turn, gave it tae her cousin, King Louis XIV, in 1694.


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  1. Ayers 2004, p. 129.


  • Ayers, Andrew (2004). The Architecture of Paris. Stuttgart; London: Edition Axel Menges. ISBN 9783930698967.

Coordinates: 48°50′54″N 2°20′14″E / 48.84833°N 2.33722°E / 48.84833; 2.33722