Queen Marie de Médicis, who founded the Luxembourg Garden four hundred years ago, surveys her creation. The Luxembourg Palace, which she also built, stands in the background.
Discover Paris! offers a walk of the garden. Called “Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden,” it recounts the the histories of such luminaries as Richard Wright, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Séjour, and Henry O. Tanner. Learn about the myth of the black Statue of Liberty, and see the contemporary sculpture that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the French colonies.
Traveling to Paris soon? Click here to view our schedule for the walk: http://discoverparis.net/scheduled-walking-tours.