A Wheel and Away

Jardin du Luxembourg

Paris, France


Located in the sixth arondissement, near the Latin quarter, the Jardin du Luxembourg is a stunningly beautiful garden, created in the seventeenth century by Queen Marie de Medici.

The garden is truly spectacular and covers 25 hectares of land.  There is a large pond with chairs to sit and relax, English and French gardens, a rose garden, orchards, apiaries and more.  There are over 106 statues dotted throughout.  The garden offers everything for a wonderful day out.  Besides the beauty of the setting, there are numerous sports to get involved in from tennis, to volleyball, boxing and more.  Children can try their hand at horse riding on the little ponies or have a go on some of the rides. There is a bandstand where you can sit and listen to music.  Refreshments are available and the whole makes for a perfect family day out.

The park is open from 7.30am to 9.30pm daily.

General accessibility information

Excellent – There are hard concrete paths through much of the gardens with hard ground elsewhere.  Some of the paths have a fine covering of gravel but it is not enough to cause difficulties for wheelchair users.