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Jardin des Grands-Explorateurs Marco-Polo et Cavelier-de-la-Salle

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Two Gardens in One

Though I've been in the Luxembourg Gardens many times, I had never visited this narrow, rectangular... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Tucson, Arizona
A very nice garden and a wonderful fountain

Just south of the Luxembourg Gardens is this smaller garden called the Garden of the Big-Explorers... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Patrick G
Aalst, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Though I've been in the Luxembourg Gardens many times, I had never visited this narrow, rectangular extension -- dedicated to two explorers. So on my most recent visit to Paris, I decided to go to the southern tip of the Jardin des Grands-Explorateurs Marco Polo...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Just south of the Luxembourg Gardens is this smaller garden called the Garden of the Big-Explorers Marco Polo and Cavelier-de-la-Salle. You will certainly admire the Fountain of the Four Parts of the World (four figures carrying the globe).

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

The Jardin des Grand Explorateurs are the southern most gardens towards Luxembourg Palace and enjoyable to walk through on your way to the Palace. There’s a kids playground and a water feature (although the water fountain wasn’t working today or filled with water). Nice to...More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We walked through this garden full of students from nearby colleges an universities- still not crowded. Tree lined grassy area with ponds and statues of explorers. Very pleasant and welcome open park like space which combines well with the more diverse and opulent Luxembourg Gardens

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We enjoyed our time walking thru here and seeing the fountain and all the green area. Tree lined walking areas, lots of seating, and an abundance os sunshine while we were there. This is a great place for a respite.

Thank dgbg100106
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Large green park and gorgeous water fountain. Well maintained and preserved area. Nice place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We happened to stumble on this park walking from the Catacombs to the Luxembourg Gardens and it was very peaceful. There are some nice detailed sculptures, benches to sit on and good walking paths around the grass. We were there in the fall so the...More

Thank Emily Y
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We visited the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs in August when the weather was wonderful. We walked through the beautiful park to the Luxembourg Gardens. Worth a visit away from the traffic.

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We passed through this little garden on the way to Jardin de Luxembourg. We were surprised by the lovely fountain. there are also some lovely buildings next to the garden on the Avenue de l'Observatoire.

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

If you're a fan of gorgeous public fountains, don't miss this one. It's a great place for a casual picnic or chat, and close to the Jardins du Luxembourg. Also has ping pong tables.

Thank Robyn B
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