Built under Marie de Medicis in 1615, the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris is today the seat of the French senate.
Since its construction the palace has showcased masterpieces such as Rubens's series of paintings depicting the Queen's life story (today housed at the Louvre).
Back in 1750 the Palais du Luxembourg became the number one French museum dedicated to painting. It wasn't until the 19th century that the museum was relocated to a new building commissioned by the Senate. Today, the Musée du Luxembourg is a popular exhibition space which hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year (Raphaël, Titian, etc).
From 2011 to 2013 the museum underwent renovation works, although remaining open during this time, and it is now managed by the RMN (Association of National Museums).
The museum is only open for temporary exhibitions
All year long :
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00
Monday and Friday from 10:00 to 21:30
Admission prices :
Full price : 12 €
Reduced price : 7.5 €
Up to 15 years : Free
Closed on 25 December