Tuileries Gardens

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.
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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.
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What To Do at Le Jardin des Tuileries

The garden consists of many different things to do:
  • 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

http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/en

Musée De Jeu De Paume

http://www.jeudepaume.org/?_langue_=english

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Map of Les Tuileries

1) Arc de Triumphe du Carrousel- The smallest of the three triumphal arches of Paris.

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.

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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!
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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!

Conclusion

Overall, Le Jardin des Tuileries is a great place for friends and family to gather for relaxation or exploration. Whether there is a festival or not, it is a popular Paris monument and draws many people to its wonderful atmosphere.