19. PALAIS DU LUXEMBOURG. 147
In the next Room:
In the centre: Jaley, The prayer, a statue in marble.
*159. Meissonnier, Napoleon III. with his staff.
220. Vetter, Louis XIV. at table with Moliere. 1864.
32. Brion, Pilgrims of Ste. Odile in Alsace. 1863.
156. Marchal, Market of maid-servants in Alsace. 1863.
Maxime David, Three miniatures on ivory, representing Abd-el-
Kader praying, as regent, and before the battle. 1853.
The *Garden on the S. side of the palace, open daily till
dusk, is admirably laid out, and contains tastefully kept flower¬
beds and delightful walks. The S. portion is, however, now
intersected by two new streets, which are approaching comple¬
tion, and unfortunately diminish the area as well as the attrac¬
tions of the garden. It is adorned by a number of statues and
sculptures, principally modern, among which may be mentioned
the 20 statues of women celebrated in the history of France ar¬
ranged along the terrace. The grass-plot to the N.E. is adorned
with a group of Adam and his Family, by Garauld; others with
a statue of Archidamas about to throw the discus, by Lemaire;
Diana of Versailles, the Borghese Gladiator, etc.
At the sides of the large basin, on pedestals of Italian marble,
David with the sword, and a Nymph, an Italian work of the
At the S. end of the garden is situated the Botanic Garden
of the Ecole de Me'decine, towards the E., and the Pepiniere, or
nursery-garden, towards the W.: the latter is adorned with a statue
of Velleda, the celebrated Germanic prophetess (A. D. 70), by
The S. issue of the garden is in the Alice de VObservatoire,
in which, to the 1., is situated Ney's Statue, cast in bronze from
a design by Rude, and standing on the precise spot where
(Dec. 7th, 1815) the unfortunate marshal was shot, in accordance
with the sentence pronounced on the previous day by the Chamber
of Peers in the Luxembourg. The figure is in a commanding
attitude, but the features are open to criticism.
At the extremity of the Allee rise the extensive buildings
of the Observatoire, founded in 1672, the interior of which is
accessible on the first Sunday of each month at 3. p m., and
then only by special permission of the director. Through the
centre of this establishment runs the meridian of Paris.
20. Musee des Thermes et de l'Hotel de Cluny.
This collection of Roman and Mediaeval Antiquities, entrance
Rue Du Sommerard (formerly des Mathurins) 14, in the new
Place des Ecoles, is open to the public on Sundays and holidays