The Palace Garden is the garden in the Palace of Paris. The fountain pool and the sculptures around it are very beautiful. It has the style of the Royal Garden of Europe. The trees here have been carefully pruned, with a variety of patterns, but also very neat, giving a sense of luxury and dignity.
The art exhibits at the palace and gardens are unique and free to the public. There's currently an exhibition of striped columns in the courtyard by Daniel Buren. The columns which vary in height (most as low as a step, some as tall as a person), are spread out all about the courtyard making it a cool contemporary art piece you' can't help photograph. I recommend it for families with toddlers and kids as they enjoy running around, hopping in the columns, and riding their scooters through them. Not a lot of tourists know about this place as it's hidden, but there are locals who visit, take a stroll by the adjunct gardens and do some shopping at the Galerie Montpensier. The best time to come is in the morning as there are fewer pedestrians and you can have the whole place to venture through by yourself!
This place is magic. The courtyard of an old palace, right next to the Louvre, has some of the hippest, most beautiful shops, set in this stern, monastic ambiance. Incredibly charming, and considering it's just next to the Louvre, surprisingly hidden! Expect to find beautiful vintage, old war medals, but also Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, as well as the stunning Serge Lutens perfume boutique.
The Palace Garden is only a few minutes away from the Seine River and is very symmetrical. There are large fountains and sculptures in the central courtyard. There are cafes and restaurants, sitting on Nice benches, and looking at beautiful statues and royal palaces from afar. Garden trees are maintained with special equipment and pruned in a unique way.
Beautiful open square with quirky sculptures. Go to Le Grand Colbert afterwards for lunch.
Oh, I love it, especially in the spring or summer time. I can walk here for hours, is so quiet and beautiful :)