The Palais-Royal (Paris 1) is my favourite place in Paris ; it is timeless and elegant. The arcades, the garden and old boutiques (selling stamps, medals, antiques, currency…) made of the Palais-Royal a quiet, timeless and lovely place.
Cardinal Richelieu (adviser of King Louis XIII) wanted a home near to the Louvre where the French King lived. That’s why, he bought from 1624, several town houses including the town house of Rambouillet. He asked the architecte Jacques Lemercier to transform the house of Rambouillet in a Palace (The Palais-Cardinal) in 1629.