Tuileries Gardens
Paris parks

The Tuileries Gardens or Jardin des Tuileries is one of the best parks in Paris. Beautiful green gardens became ones of the most popular attractions for children and grown-ups. A playground, a carousel, two ponds where to hire small sailing boats. 

In the summer, there is the best funfair with rides, stalls and a huge ferries wheel where you have a wonderful view of Paris. 

Walk in Tuileries Garden

What to see in the Jardin des Tuileries? 

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was built by Napoleon in 1806 to celebrate the battle of Austerlitz.nNudes statues from Aristide Maillol stand near the Arch. And a little further statues of Rodin and Le Pautre.

The Carroussel Gardens discover twenty statues by Aristide Maillol. The Terrasse overlooking the garden.

The Grand Carre the central lake was only for the people living in the palace. A little bit further two small lakes, a statue a Tiger Vanquishing a Crocodile and a Tigress Bringing a Peacock to Her Young.

The Grand Couvert is a woodland area with 20th century sculptures.

The Feuillants Esplanade is near the Rue de Rivoli with mulberry trees planted under Henri IV going to the Jeu de Paume and the Musee de l'Orangerie.

The Grand Bassin was designed by Andre Lenotre.

Tuileries Palace

Early XVI century there was a factory of clay (tuileries mean tiles)

The Palais des Tuileries was a real palace. After her husband death, a palace was built for Catherine de Medicis in 1564 to remind her native Tuscany. And also because she enjoyed so much sumptuous parties. In 1649 Andre Le Notre gardener for Louis XIV and designer of Versailles Gardens designed the straight lines of the gardens and sculpted trees of the Tuileries.

Museum near Tuileries

The Musee de l'Orangerie was the place for the orange trees in 1852. Claude Monet decided to display the great wall of Water Lilies inside the museum. It was opened to the public in 1927.

The Orangerie is a favourite attraction with the new Contemporary exhibit. A Museum specially for visitors who like Impressionist paintings. Where to find Monet's Nympheas most famous painting

The museum is closed on Tuesdays. 

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The Jeu de Paume

Next to the gardens, the Jeu de Paume was a former tennis court built in 1861. Now a Museum is an exhibition of photography and images from the 19th to the 21 century.

Closed Monday.

The Tuileries Gardens in Paris are open every day all year around. Kids love the Amusement Park in June, August. The green grass and shade.

In the center of the park, you find several cafes where to buy drinks and sandwiches. The funfair is one of the last traditional ones with the carousel of 1900.

Don't miss a visit to Angelina tearoom, rue de Rivoli under the Arcades. The place is well-known for its delectable hot chocolate and pastries

Hotels near the Tuileries Garden

  • Le Meurice
  • Saint-James & Albany Hotel-Spa
  • Le Pradey
  • Regina
  • Hotel de Vendome

Tips to visit the garden

  • It is free
  • It Takes over 1 hour for the visit
  • The Cafe very north side of the central path is almost always full when the weather is nice
  • Take enough water with you

Events at the Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin Jardin 2016 Garden expo in the Jardin des Tuileries Garden June 2 to 5th

Fete de la Musique is a music festival concerts in Tuileries Park June 21st 2016

Fete des Tuileries funfair June 27 to August 23, 2016

FIAC Contemporary art fair in the Grand Palais and outside October 19 to 23rd 2106

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