By Achsah Martin
Location and Size
- The Tuileries Gardens separate the Louvre Museum from La Place de la Concorde, a public square.
- The gardens are in the first arrondissement, or district, of Paris.
- It is 500 meters (1641 feet) in length and 300 meters (984 feet) in width.
History of Le Jardin des Tuileries
- The gardens get their name from tile factories that were on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici built the Palais de Tuileries in 1564.
- André Le Nôtre designed the gardens in 1664 to give the gardens the traditional French style they are in now.
What To Do at Le Jardin des Tuileries
- It can simply be a place to grab a chair and relax.
- There are also 2 museums- The Orangerie Museum and the Jeu De Paume Museum- as well as a few cafés.
- Along with the fountains and ponds, there are sculptures and definitely lots of plants, trees, and flowers.
- For more information about the museums, visit their websites here:
Musée De L'Orangerie
Musée De Jeu De Paume
Map of Les Tuileries
2) Jardin du Carrousel- A garden which used to be part of the Tuileries Castle.
3) Le Frand Carré- A big open space with a small pool and some fountains.
4) Ferris Wheel (Le Grande Roue)- You will have a great view of Paris!
5) Le Grand Couvert- tree-covered part of the park with a few cafés
6) Du Grand Bassin à la Concorde- Children can rent small boats and sail in the pool.
Fête des Tuileries
- Taking place in the summer, Fête des Tuileries has many games and rides, about 60!
- Some of them include: bumper cars, ghost trains, and carousel horses!
- Not to mention the delicious, sugary foods, including: ice cream, donuts, candy floss, and toffee apples. This event is great place for families to have fun!
Other Information You May Need
- It is easiest to get to the gardens by metro.
- The park is open everyday except Tuesdays, May 1st, July 14th and December 25th, 9am to 6pm.
- Admission is 7.50 Euros, and it is free on the first Sunday of every month!