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"The gardens are a backdrop to the Palais du Luxembourg, built in the 1620s for Marie de Médici, Henri IV’s consort, to assuage her longing for the Pitti Palace in Florence, where she had spent her childhood."

It was totally wonderful, kind of a mini-version of the Jardin des Tuileries with some of everything, but more intimate.

There in the distance, that's the second finger of Paris... according to the Eiffel Tower guide.
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