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My last day in Paris was also busy. On the way fro Panteon to Musee de Cluny I went for a while to the Luxembourg gardens. I was very lucky with the weather. It was very cold but sunny day. You can see here the reflections in ice. I have shown earlier the frozen fountain here.

Luxembourg Palace was originally built (1615–1645) to be the royal residence of the regent Marie de' Medici, mother of Louis XIII of France. After the Revolution it was refashioned (1799–1805) by Jean Chalgrin into a legislative building and subsequently greatly enlarged and remodeled (1835–1856) by Alphonse de Gisors. Since 1958 it has been the seat of the French Senate of the Fifth Republic.
On the south side of the palace, the formal Luxembourg Garden presents a 25-hectare green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and large basins of water where children sail model boats.

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