Luxembourg Palace

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Luxembourg Palace,

large Renaissance palace in Paris, on the left bank of the Seine near the Sorbonne. It was built (1615–20) for Marie de' Medici by Salomon de Brosse on the site of a former palace belonging to the duke of Piney-Luxembourg (hence its name), and it was enlarged in the 19th cent. Poussin, Philippe de Champaigne, and Rubens were commissioned to decorate the interior; the 24 panels painted by Rubens are now at the Louvre. The palace was used for the Paris Peace Conference of 1946. It contains valuable paintings, notably those by DelacroixDelacroix, Eugène
(Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix) , 1798–1863, French painter. Delacroix is considered the foremost painter of the romantic movement in France; his influence as a colorist is inestimably great.
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. The beautiful Luxembourg Gardens are also noteworthy.
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When we told some Americans that we were going to the Luxembourg Palace to see a painting by an American Negro, it was hard to convince them that a Negro had been thus honoured.
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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Luxembourg O.Och delivered his credentials to Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri in the Luxembourg Palace on December 7, the Mongolian media report.
Fighting terrorism, strengthening bilateral ties and co-existence in Lebanon were among the issues discussed between Aoun and the French Senate leader Gerard Larcher at the Luxembourg Palace.
It was built between 1611 and 1630 by Marie de' Medici - the widow of King Henry IV, of France, as a garden of the Luxembourg Palace. Besides its additional value in terms of popular culture since it is featured prominently in Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables, the garden has a political value since it is now owned by the French Senate which meets in the Palace.
In the opening scene of Alexander Chee's lush historical novel, The Queen of the Night (Blackstone Audio, $44.95, 19 hours, ISBN 9781504701587), read by Lisa Flanagan, it's 1882, and Lilliet Berne, a famed soprano whose rare, fragile voice has made her the toast of the Paris opera scene, walks into a ball at the Luxembourg Palace. She's approached by a handsome stranger who has written a novel that's to be the basis for a new opera in which she will star.
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Luxembourg Palace and gardens: The Palace was built in 1612 to 1624 for Marie of Medicis and is today the seat of the French Senate.