The Palais-Royal consists of a palace, a garden and a theatre which are adjacent to the world famous and unique Louvre Museum of Paris.
This site was built by Cardinal Richelieu in 1628 and was the residence of Queen Anne of Austria (1601-1666) and the young King Louis XIV thus becoming the Palais Royal or Royal Palace.
Subsequently, several historic figures of France will be associated to Palais Royal, such as Louis-Philippe d’Orléans long before the property was bequeathed to Philippe d’Orléans in 1692.
In 1780, significant works were undertaken under the stewardship of architect Victor Louis who expanded the site by adding a garden and galleries and thus the Palais Royal became a gathering place of the Parisian high society.
The Palais Royal district is also home to several other institutions namely, the State Council (le Conseil d’État), the Constitutional Council (le Conseil Constitutionnel), the Conflicts’ Tribunal (le Tribunal des Conflits) and the Ministry of Culture.