Luxembourg Pailace

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Luxembourg Pailace
Palais du Luxembourg (in French)
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Luxembourg Pailace gairden façade
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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
Completit1645[1]
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[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes

  1. Ayers 2004, p. 129.

Soorces

  • 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