Ian Lewis | Palais du Luxembourg, Paris

Palais du Luxembourg, Paris

A view of the Palais du Luxembourg which is in the 6th arrondisement of Paris, It was built between 1615 and 1645 to be the residence of Marie de Medici, the mother of King Louis XIII. However, following the Revolution (1789-99) it was turned into a civic building. This view looks at the south side across the decorative pond on which model yachts are often sailed. This image was taken from one of the public footpaths in the Jardin du Luxembourg.