The most visited garden in Paris
The Tuileries Gardens are the first public park in Paris, the oldest and one of the most charming.
Tuileries Garden and the Louvre in the background /PE Faivre-stock.adobe
History of the Tuileries Gardens
In 1564 construction began on the Tuileries Palace , accompanied by a vast Florentine garden surrounded by high walls; its name refers to the tile factory ( tuilles ) that was located in this place.
During the reign of Louis XIV, the garden was redesigned to open it up to people from high society, where parties and meetings were held in style.
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With the transfer of the court to Versailles, the palace and its gardens fell into disrepair . The Palace was later destroyed by a fire caused by the Paris Commune, but the park, now in the English style, was recovered and became the first public garden in Paris.
What to see in the Tuileries Gardens
Today the Tuileries Gardens offer a haven of peace and nature to rest or enjoy a walk along its central avenue, decorated with trees, statues, fountains and ponds.
In the ponds, during school vacation dates, you can rent small boats to play in the main pond. There is also a children’s playground.
There are several terraces where you can eat or drink something.
Triumphal Arch of the Carousel / Arnonnath_Foto-Shutterstock.com
In the Tuileries is the Arc de Triomphe de Carousel , an arch smaller than the Arc de Triomphe (located on the Champs-Élysées) and also built on the orders of Napoleon . It is decorated with a bronze quadriga and pink marble columns.
April and May: from 07:00 to 21:00
June, July and August: from 07:00 to 23:00
From September to March: from 07:30 to 19:30
1st Arrondissement, Center
How to get
Metro: Tuileries, Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12)
Buses: 21, 24, 27, 39, 42, 48, 68, 69, 72, 73, 81, 84, 94 and 95
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