The Jardin des Tuileries is probably the most popular and well known city gardens in all of Paris. This is so as a result of many factors, one of which is its location.
The Jardins des Tuileries is situated right in between two of the most visited tourist spots in all of Paris, the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. Essentially, the Jardins des Tuileries is part of what is known as the grand central axis that leads from the Louvre art museum as far as the Parisian central business district known as La Defense with its cuboid glass and metal structure known as the Grand Arche de la Defense.
There are many interesting and historical features to be found throughout the Jardin des Tuileries including the Palais de Tuileries which was built by Catherine de Medici in 1559 in this area which, at the time, was home to a clay quarry which is where the name Place de Tuileries comes from. Tuileries is French for tiles. One of the most notable features was a large garden designed in a Tuscan style which was the home land of Catherine de Midici.
In around 1660 the style of the gardens was once again changed to the usual French formal style by none other than the Kings personal gardener, Andre Le Notre, who also designed the very famous gardens at Versailles Palace. He also built a terrace along the bank of the Seine and later extended the park with the Champs Elysees. The gardens became instantly popular among Parisians and it was in fact the trendiest spot to socialize in. The park is really the model for every other modern day park and even featured amenities like cafes and public toilets. In 1871 the Palais des Tuileries was demolished by the Communards which had the effect of opening up the line of sight from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre.
You will be able to sit on the banks of the river and watch all of the river traffic go by. You will get to see all kinds of barges filled with cargo ranging from the luxurious to the commonplace. You can also take a walk through the park or sit where you wish in one of the park's 3000 chairs and take in the peace and tranquillity that makes it so popular.
If you are visiting the garden during the summer you can enjoy the annual carnival. A ride on the Ferris Wheel, if it's there, is well worth it for the fabulous views.
Facts For Your VisitFee: No
Open NowHours This Week:
- Monday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Address: 113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Official Website: Jardin des Tuileries
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M7 or M14||Pyramides||5 minutes|
How to get to Jardin des Tuileries by Metro / RER
By Metro: From Metro Line 1 exit at Tuileries Station. The park is right beside the exit.
From Metro Line 7 or 14 exit at Pyramides Station and proceed south along Avenue de l'Opera to the park.
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Ratedout of 5
The best freebie in Paris. A lovely walk in the park in beautiful surroundings. Stop at one of the ponds and sit for a while on one of the numerous chairs. The ice cream stands will cost you £€$ for very little. Buy some lunch or snacks from a shop before you go. Monoprix is good.
Guy Cochrane - 1 day ago
I visited this gardens several times in the past but this time I had a purpose! I wanted to see the spot where one of my favourite bands recorded a video near the entrance from Place De La Concorde. Generally its a relaxing park with statues, ponds and trees. Very tranquil atmosphere overall.
Contessa DiMaggio - 2 days ago
One of the most beautiful gardens in Paris. I literally hang there every time I go in city. Facing the Louvre Museum, it’s one of most chill places in Paris. The only « problem » is that there is almost nothing to eat in the garden probably as it’s a historical place. You also should take a look on the edge of the river just on the left of the gardens cause it’s just LOVELY and peaceful. If you care about your shoes I advise to take some you don’t really care about cause they will be white and dusty in the end. Have a great time !
johan guams - 3 days ago
This is good for a quick jog but avoid the smoothie sorbet stand--it made me sick. Interesting tree cultivation in the modern part of the garden. The scale of everything is rather large so this is for those inclined to outdoor picnics in fields. There are seats to create intimate spaces but no actual intimacy.
Anne Rebull - 5 days ago
A well manicured and beautiful park There are plenty of benches for seating around the grounds The multiple fountains were refreshing on a warm day, and there were many lounge chairs around them which were largely occupied by sun bathers. Throughout the grounds there were a handful of large cafe/restaurants for refreshments We couldn't see any rest rooms on the grounds Most of not all the grass/garden areas were cordoned off, and people were confined to the gravel pathways Everywhere you look there's one or more beautiful sculpture to appreciate We quite enjoyed our leisurely stroll through the park
Owen Morley - 27 days ago