Jardin de Tuileries

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Jul 16, 2015

by KATRINA ISRAEL, Writer

The Tuileries is the spectacular public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde. It gets its name from the tile factories that previously stood on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici built the Palais des Tuileries in 1564. In 1664, André Le Nôtre, King Louis XIV’s preferred gardener, re-landscaped the site achieving its current French formal style. Today, its twin fountains and surrounding chairs are ideal spots for quiet contemplation for both locals and tourists alike. The park is a hive of activity all day long from early morning joggers to children in search of a spin on its iconic carousel followed by an ice-cream cone after school.

Location

Housing the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Place VendômePalais-Royal and perhaps Paris’ most famous style strip rue Saint-Honoré, the 1st arrondissement is situated principally on the Right Bank of the Seine. As one of Paris’ oldest areas it also showcases some of its most spectacular public buildings, hotels, restaurants and gardens.

Jardin de Tuileries | Place de la Concorde, 75001