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
Awesome park with nice Paris skyline view. There's a lot of activities but not too crowded. Recommended to visit in the evening as you can see the Eiffel Tower being lit up and the new Paris Flyer.
Sabri Hassan - 5 days ago
It's lovely! Spacious, so even though there are a lot of people walking around it doesn't feel crowded. Nice place to relax and enjoy nature.
Adela Fernandez - 7 days ago
The walk through the gardens was great. Busy but not crowded. Safe. Plenty to see and do. We walked from the Louvre Al the way to the Champs Elysees. It took a while but we'll worth it. Would do it again but not mind summer. It was too hot where there was no shade.
Gary Jelks - 19 days ago
Webt here in out trip to Europe in 2012! The garden is magical, it brings you back to another time! It is definitely a must see location. It is very romantic and would make a great place for a proposal. So if you find yourself in France anytime soon make sure to take some time to stop by and visit the garden.
Anthony Sellers - 1 month ago
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 - 2 months ago