Jardin des Tuileries

Visit the Jardin des Tuileries and see the green side of Paris.

If you are tired of visiting monuments and museums and all you want is a peaceful walk in the open, admiring nature’s beauty, the Jardin des Tuileries is definitely the place to go to.

The gardens surrounded once the Tuileries Palace that began to be constructed in 1559, after the death of King Henri II. His widow, the Florentine princess Catherine de Medicis, ordered that the gardens be designed in Italian style. Later on, when the palace became the favorite royal residence of King Louis XIV (before the Versailles was built), the chief-gardener Le Notre recreated the park in the French style.

By the 18th century, it was open to the large public, becoming one of the most fashionable places in Paris. Open air cafes and kiosks welcomed the visitors. In the rage of the Paris Commune, the palace was burnt to the ground, but the gardens remained untouched. They were re-designed at the beginning of the 1990′s, using Le Notre’s original line.

Le jardin des Tuileries

Today, these gardens are visited by both tourists and Parisians, especially during the spring and summer, when the spectacle offered by the numerous species of plants and trees in bloom is magnificent. Besides, it is located near some of the most popular attractions of the city, the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum.

Grabbing a chair, sitting in a spot that impresses you, or simply taking a walk along the alleys decorated with cool fountains and splendid statues of the Jardin des Tuileries offers you a wonderful feeling of relaxation.

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