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Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Gardens, le Jardin des Tuileries in French, is the most famous public garden in Paris. It is a popular playground for children and also for grown-ups! There is a playground, a carousel, and two ponds. Small sailing boats are available for rent. 

During the Summer, a funfair is held in the park with rides and stalls.

A walk in Tuileries Garden

What to discover 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 of 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. 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.

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 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

Tips to visit the Tuileries garden

It's free to visit the Jardin des Tuileries.

It Takes over one hour to visit the Jardin des Tuileries

The Cafe located in very north side of the central path is almost always full when the weather is nice.


Jardins, Jardin June 3 to 6, 2021, Jardin des Tuileries 

Fête des Tuileries funfair, Jardin des Tuileries, July, August 

Première Classe 2021Jardin des Tuileries, March 5 to 7, 2021,
Accessory Designers Trade Show

Pavillon des Arts et du Design 2021Jardin des Tuileries - Esplanade des Feuillants, April 7 to 11, 2021

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