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: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

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 5

5 Star Rating I was hesitant to check out one of the most visited gardens in the world, but Tuileries is popular for good reason. The landscape of the park is glorious, balanced with plenty of space for walking or running around. The benches are laid out in peculiar ways. And eventually, the garden leads beautifully to the Louvre.

Salim Batlouni - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating The gardens are very pretty. Even in winter. A perfect place for a stroll. On one end you see the Louvre and the other a giant ferris wheel (Dec 2017). There is a nice cafe on the ground as well which serves tasty hot chocolate to warm you up after a nice cold walk. Well worth the visit/exploration.

Dobrin Gueorguiev - 6 days ago

4 Star Rating It was a lovely little place to walk around or relax for the day. However, I was not a fan of the street vendors trying to forcefully sell you things in the park. But that is near the entrances, I don't believe they are allowed to sell inside the actual park. So once inside it is lovely. The Louvre is right in walking distance and there are shops surrounding the entire garden.

Joshua Mackos - 24 days ago

5 Star Rating A very beautiful huge garden in the heart of Paris. You can enter the Louvre from here. Great for a walk. Or to sit and watch the world go by. Or watch silly tourists posing to be able to put their finger in the glass pyramid of the Louvre. Nice outdoor junk food. If you are lucky you might get to hear some superb busking. A place to relax and unwind and be French! Right now there are some public works going on so a lot of its beauty is not apparent... It is still a fabulous place to go to.

Khurshed Batliwala - 1 month ago

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People enjoying a fall day in Jardin des Tuileries

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