"From one Arc to the other" Tuileries - Jardin des Tuileries Tip by Jefie

Tuileries - Jardin des Tuileries, Paris: 81 reviews and 200 photos

  Le grand bassin (great pond), at les Tuileries
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  • Le grand bassin (great pond), at les Tuileries - Paris
      Le grand bassin (great pond), at les Tuileries
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  • People walking in the Tuileries garden - Paris
      People walking in the Tuileries garden
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Le Jardin des Tuileries was created in 1564 and it extends from the Louvre to the Champs Elysees, so it is possible to see the Arc du Carrousel at one end, and the Arc du Triomphe at the other - the two are located on what is known as the "Historic Axis" and are said to be directly in line, but I couldn't find any proof of that. The Tuileries are a French garden (jardin a la francaise) and it was designed by Louis XIV's favorite gardener at the time when the Royal family lived at the Louvre. Nowadays, Parisians and visitors alike enjoy sitting by the pond or on a park bench under the beautiful elm trees, or walk around the garden to admire its beautiful sculptures. Just don't expect too much grass as there is about as much space to walk as there is to sit down, and don't expect it to be quiet as there is a constant flow of people walking towards the Louvre.

Every Sunday at 3:30 pm from March to December, free guided tours are offered that describe the history of the garden as well as some of its most interesting facts and anecdotes. The tours last 1 hour and depart from the Arc du Carrousel (no reservation required).

Address: Quai des Tuileries
Directions: Between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde, by the Seine (metro Tuileries)
Website: http://www.louvre.fr

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  • Updated May 12, 2007
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