“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Mingle with locals at Luxembourg, where local high schoolers hang out in the park after school and Sorbonne university students throng local bars. Commissioned by Marie de Medici in 1611, the Luxembourg gardens and adjacent palace are beautiful to explore. A marionette theater, antique carousel and fenced-in playground make this area a kiddie paradise. Small Musée de Luxembourg features contemporary art, as well as intriguing special exhibits.