Jardin des Tuileries

Situated between two of the most visited tourist spots, there is little chance you will miss the lovely Jardins des Tuileries during your visit to Paris

Statues and flowers backed by the Louvre Palace at Jardin des Tuileries
Statues and flowers backed by the Louvre Palace at Jardin des Tuileries cc licensed photo by maveric2003

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.

Nearby attractions: Le Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Musée de l'Orangerie - (Paintings) and The Louvre

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Open Now

Hours 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

Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M1Tuileries‎0 minutes
M7 or M14Pyramides5 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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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5Tuileries Garden Star Rating

5 Star Rating Beautiful park just outside of the Louvre museum. Wonderfully manicured lawns with beautiful flowers are surrounded by tall historic buildings with a view of the Eiffel tower in the distance. If you visit in December, they have a fantastic Christmas market with lots to see and buy.

Mark Holgate - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful , memorable place to visit. Less crowded, well maintained and near to famous Louvre museum and pyramid. One should visit it on a sunny day for better pictures. Overall a good visot with friends. Cool and calm place

ASHISH VYAS - 25 days ago

4 Star Rating The garden is definitely worth spending time there. We visited in the fall, but I think it would be more beautiful in the spring when things are in full bloom. If you plan to visit the Louvre this is a place worth stopping for.

Jerrlyn Rushing - 29 days ago

5 Star Rating On a beautiful warm, sunny day in October, four Old Friends from the States strolled through the beautiful Tuileries Garden! With visions of the amazing Eiffel Tower in the distance, we enjoyed a beautiful day in Paris! Each of us, pinching ourselves and saying how Lucky we were to be there. If we'd had more time we could have stayed to watch the small sailboat regatta, in the lovely pond! Loved every minute! 😍🗼💐

Cindy Finkelstein - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic French style garden between Le Louvre and Place de la Concorde. The garden is vast and one can admire amazing sculptures, lakes, paths and flowers. Ideal for an afternoon stroll on a sunny day. Probably the best park in Paris.

Agisilaos Papadogiannis - 1 month ago

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People enjoying a fall day in Jardin des Tuileries

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