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Jardin des Tuileries

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Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

Description

The Jardin des Tuileries is a public garden, a paradise, on the right (northern) bank of the Seine. Here, between the Louvre pyramid and the Place de Concorde stretches this vast expanse of gardens. 24 rows, or allees, of groomed chestnut trees provide shade. The trees have huge, drooping leaves- a true delight. Scattered throughout the park are dozens of classic statues based on mythology. Take your time to wonder and take them in. The huge circular pond is fun because kids sail toy boats in it.
If kids are with you, the park is even more fun! There is a playground of many levels enclosed in netting, and a trampoline area. The carousel is adorable and plays French children's music.
The Tuileries Gardens were built as gardens for the Tuileries Palace by Catherine de Medici in 1564. But they became the formal gardens they are today as a result of the creativity of landscape architect Andre Le Notre, a hundred years later, who also designed the gardens of Versailles and the incredible gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte.
To the west of the Tuileries Garden is the Place de Concorde and the Champs-Elysee. To the east is the stunning Louvre Pyramid, which you must see at night while you're in Paris!
Other amazing parks in Paris: Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Jardin du Luxembourg, and Parc Montsouris.

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The amazing chestnut trees, with the palace behind.
The amazing chestnut trees, with the palace behind.
Getting married at the Tuileries Garden.
Getting married at the Tuileries Garden.
I love the big floppy leaves on these trees!
I love the big floppy leaves on these trees!
Hanging out in the garden on a spring day.
Hanging out in the garden on a spring day.
Chairs by the pond.
Chairs by the pond.
A great place to sit and watch the fountain.
A great place to sit and watch the fountain.
Statue and gorgeous chestnut trees.
Statue and gorgeous chestnut trees.
The children's playground.
The children's playground.
Chairs and tables for picnics.
Chairs and tables for picnics.
An allee, or row of groomed chestnut trees.
An allee, or row of groomed chestnut trees.
The adorable carousel which plays French children's music.
The adorable carousel which plays French children's music.
Carousel horse.
Carousel horse.
The ceiling of the carousel is beautiful too!
The ceiling of the carousel is beautiful too!
Rows and rows of groomed chestnut trees!
Rows and rows of groomed chestnut trees!
The sweet ticket booth at the carousel.
The sweet ticket booth at the carousel.
The trampolines for kids.
The trampolines for kids.
The garden by the trampolines.
The garden by the trampolines.
View of the Eiffel Tower from the western end of the park.
View of the Eiffel Tower from the western end of the park.

Directions

Tuileries Garden is located at 113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.

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Last Updated Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:36:38 GMT