Jardin du Luxembourg: View of avenue of orange trees in containers and formal parterres
The potted trees are moved within the Orangery in the winter.
The commission for the Palais du Luxembourg (begun 1615), the most important of his career, was won by de Brosse in open competition. The site of the palace was originally on the outskirts of Paris, and it was conceived as a courtyard château. De Brosse created a parterre surrounded by terraces as a complete composition, reminiscent of the Boboli Gardens. In the Jardins du Luxembourg Jacques Boyceau and Claude Mollet (i) designed highly florid parterres that harmonized with the architecture. Today the The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park (224,500 m² (22.5 hectares) located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace.