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
Very iconic and nice place. Just off the Louvre museum and the best connection to champs Elysees. You can sit by the lake for free on the provided chairs. Try the lovely ice creams and the Paris wheel :-) . Replete with amazing french sculptures. Enjoy it.
Soheil Jafari - 6 days ago
Beautiful Garden The scenery and the people there add to the atmosphere. It just feels very serene and puts you at ease. One negative would have been the very large and distracting iPhone 7 ad on one of the buildings. Other than that, the garden is a must see.
Alan Phuong - 11 days ago
One of the best spots in Paris. Great place to sip a coffee, read or people watch all in a beautiful garden on a sunny day. Strategically located between the Louvre and L'orangerie it is a great place to just relax after any of the museums in that area
Kirsten Berry - 13 days ago
Are you tired of walking in Paris or visiting museums? This is the best place for you! Except of really nice playground for your children, you can find here two huge mazes where you can "get lost" and admire beautiful bronze statues, you can find here two big and two smaller fountain ponds that are surrounded by chairs so you can just take a book and sit here to relax a bit, or just enjoy some sunny moment. Don't forget to take some snack with you as it is really expensive here!
Romana Gillette - 16 days ago
Very nice place to have a picnic. One may also bring a little chair, as all the places to sit down are usually taken. If one takes a chair, they may also have a tan, if the day is sunny. Very nice to have a walk around and view a little bit of Paris. There are places to sit on the stairs. There are also fountains, which are nice to see.
George Scerri Montaldo - 24 days ago