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