I wasn’t planning to go to Palais Royal in fact, it wasn’t even on my radar), but I was hungry and wandering around and stumbled upon a long line, which naturally, I thought I should join. I thought what a great idea to go in the Palais Royal, so I queued up once again. And once again, the line was not brutally slow-moving, and I was pleasantly surprised to get in rather quickly. I have been to the gardens at Palais Royal countless times but had never thought much about the history of the building that encloses it. As if Paris didn’t have enough royal palaces back in the day, this was also one when it was built in the 1600s, although originally built for Cardinal Richelieu.
Read all about my Journées du Patrimoine weekend over on this post. There’s so much to see in Paris alone!