Sunday, October 25, 2009

Le Sénat

Keeping dry before the tour of the French Senate. 


The Senate is located in my absolutely most favorite gardens in Paris - Jardin du Luxembourg.  The senate is located in the palace that was built by King Henri IV's queen, Marie de Medici.  The palace, which was built in the early 1600's, resembles the Palazzo Pitti in Florence where Marie spent her childhood.



Where the Senate meets...



The throne of Napolean the 1st..




After the tour, we headed to our favorite pub along the Seine River and watched the Paris rugby game.

5 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Amazing Dawn, I never knew you could go in there, next time :-)

Barbara said...

Hi there ;)

Add me for a future tour ! Still another place that I have not visited since all these years.
Great pictures; interesting, and with Napoléon's throne, too !

See you soon :)

PRETTY IN PARIS said...

Hey there! I wanted to go here too and never went! Maybe I need to go with you and Barbara.
Hope you're doing well, see you soon.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

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Leesa said...

WOW! Looks so cool! I'll have to get over there with you guys, too!