Palais Royal – Fit for Even a King

Palais Royal – Fit for Even a King

Initially called the Palais Cardinal, the Palais Royal is situated in the 1st arrondissement in Paris. The Palais Royal is a palace with an adjoining garden. Initially the palace was the residence of Cardinal Richelieu. The architect Jacques Lemercier was hired to design this building. During the time of residence of Cardinal Richelieu, the palace was called the Palais Cardinal, upon the death of Cardinal Richelieu; the Palais Cardinal was donated to the French Crown upon request of the request of Cardinal Richelieu and so became called the Palais Royal.

Some of the most famous Parisians have live and walked along the halls of the Palais Royal. After it was home to Cardinal Richelieu the palace was passed down to King Louis XIII and after his death to the Queen Mother, Anne of Austria. One of the most prolific and equally well known of French writers, Alexander Dumas is said to have worked here, at the office of the duc d’Orleans (Duke of Orleans), after the Bourbon restoration of the Palais Royal.

The Palais Royal has gone through many epic eras in French History. It has seen the many revolution if France that has taken place. The palace has changed hands many a times to various occupants; after the Palais Royal went to the Queen Mother it later changed hands to the House of Stuart, then later to the House of Orleans, and then back again to the monarchy.

Of course when you make your stay, make sure to try a wonderful Paris Hotel, enjoying the Parisian atmosphere, and indulge in some luxury at a luxury hotel in Paris.

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