Parks and Gardens
Jardin du Luxembourg
Parisians love this centrally located park, set around the Palais du Luxembourg. The sweeping terrace is a great place for people-watching, while locals sunbathe around the Octagonal Lake or sail toy boats in the water. Statues are dotted throughout the grounds, and there is a café (see Jardin du Luxembourg).
Jardin des Tuileries
Now officially part of the Louvre, these gardens were laid out in the 17th century as part of the old Palais ...