The palace was originally called the Palais-Cardinal (Cardinal Palace) and was inherited by the monarchy after the death of Richelieu. Pleased with the palace, the Dukes of Orléans decided to make it their residence and years later, Louis Philippe Joseph d’Orléans remodelled the gardens and opened them to the public.
Palais Royal Gardens
Still opened to the public, the Palais Royal park offers a peaceful green space where visitors can sit and rest or enjoy a bit of tranquillity. The gardens are surrounded by a shopping and entertainment complex where travellers will find small peculiar stores.
This park is not especially picturesque nor does it have great views of the palace, therefore if you’re only staying in Paris for a few days, we recommend visiting other attractions and parks before visiting the Palais-Royal Gardens.