The Luxembourg Palace (now the headquarters
of the French senate) was built between
1615 and 1645 for Marie de Medici, widow of Henri IV.
It was passed down through various members
of her family, was at one time the home of the scandalous
Duchess du Berry, and was taken over by
Hermann Göring during the German occupation.
[Linking back to Today's Flowers
and to Monday Mellow Yellows.]