Precisely clipped lime trees and free branching magnolias; clean swept gravel and drifts of pink petals; stark stone columns and trees softened by new leaves; formality and spontaneity. The gardens of the Palais Royal are full of contrasts.

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The Palais Royal is a hidden delight, just across the road from Le Louvre and the throngs of tourists in the Tuileries.  For more views of the garden in the changing seasons and a little of its history, follow the links at the bottom of this page or click on the Palais Royal tag.