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: No

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 4.4 out of 5

4 Star Rating Nice garden in the middle of Paris. Great for a nice stroll or just to sit & think. Enjoy this park before or after visiting one of the many museums close by.

Jet VillaLife - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful park where one can stroll, jog, read, write, spend time with a friend or simply contemplate life on a bench, whether within the park between the trees or around the large fountain, a favorite spot for those seeking to soak up some vitamin D on sunny days. It is also home to the Musée de l'Orangerie and a mini amusement park in the summer. During Fashion Week, you can spot fashion victims all styled up in the hopes of catching the eye and lens of a streetwear photographer.

Blogue Paris - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating Wide and expansive gardens leading up to the greatest museum in the city. Note that the garden has different opening hours based on the time of year. In March, it is closing at 730pm.

James Connors - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating Enchanting place to visit if you want to take a lovely promenade in the city center; it is also next to a lot of amazing places and zones.

Carlo Sala - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating It really is a glorious park, with plenty of different plants, spaces and shady areas. Spent a very gentle afternoon here with a picnic and a book, and very much enjoyed it.

Ben Lewis - 24 days ago

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People enjoying a fall day in Jardin des Tuileries

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