The Tuileries Gardens, le Jardin des Tuileries is a famous park in Paris. Most popular place for children and grown-ups. There is a playground, a carousel, two ponds where to hire small sailing boats.
In the summer, there is the best funfair in Paris, with rides, stalls. And a huge ferries wheel where you find the best view of Paris.
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. The nudes statues are from Aristide Maillol near the Arch. And a little further there are the statues of Rodin and Le Pautre.
The Carroussel Gardens display twenty statues by Aristide Maillol. The Terrasse is overlooking the garden.
The Grand Carre is the central lake and was only for the people living in the palace. A little bit further there are 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.
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. She enjoyed sumptuous parties. In 1649, Andre Le Notre was the gardener of Louis XIV and the designer of the Versailles Gardens. He designed the straight lines of the gardens and sculpted trees of the 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.
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Next to the gardens, the Jeu de Paume was a former tennis court built in 1861. Now it's a Museum, an exhibition of photography and images from the 19th to the 21 century.
It's closed Mondays.
The Tuileries Gardens in Paris are open every day all year around. Kids love the Amusement Park in June, August. The green grass and some 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 the 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
Jardins, Jardin is a garden show in the Tuileries in June.
La Fête des Tuileries is a funfair from June to August 27th 2017.
Paris Fashion Week at the Tuileries, September 28 to October 1st 2017, Paris, Place de la Concorde.
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