Palais Royal has always been a personal part of Paris to me. I lived around the corner and would walk through here every morning and every evening. It is a bit hidden from the center of Paris. The black and white columns are now popular on Instagram, but not as many people walk through the actual gardens. The Tuileries are close by and can be packed on a warm day but for some reason Palais Royal is not nearly as crowded. I like it this way and it is probably what gives it the charm that I love so much.
Pass through the columns and you will find the small park with pétanque players, kids running, and people enjoying a picnic.
Grab a cup of coffee at Café Kitsuné and stroll the gardens.