In this district, which is lively by day and more subdued at night, narrow shopping streets sit alongside old passageways and a wonderful garden on the edge of which the murmurs of the city simply fade away. The former Palais Cardinal was the residence of Cardinal Richelieu. It became the Palais Royal when Anne of Austria moved in with her son, the young Louis XIV. The site is now home to the State Council, the Constitutional Council, and the Comédie Française. The writer Colette actually lived in an apartment overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal.