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"Jardin des Tuileries" Tuileries - Jardin des Tuileries Tip by MM212

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

  Jardin des Tuileries - Oct 2008
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Commissioned by Catherine de Médicis in the 16th century, Jardin des Tuileries was the garden for her residence, Palais des Tuileries. The garden and palace were created on a land that had been a quarry for tiles, hence the name. The demolition of the Palais des Tuileries after the fire of 1870 opened the garden to the courtyard of the Louvre, which by then had absorbed Palais des Tuileries. Today, Jardin des Tuileries is one of the largest parks in the inner city of Paris, bordered by la Seine, place de la Concorde and rue de Rivoli. It also contains la Galerie du Jeu de Paume (contemporary art museum) and Musée de l'Orangerie (impressionist and post-impressionist paintings).

Address: Place du Louvre/Rue de Rivoli
Directions: Metro: Tuileries, Concorde

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 27, 2007
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