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Reading about the history of France I often came onto the "Palais des Tuileries" a royal residence for many French sovereigns: Henri IV, Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, Napoleon I and Napoleon III. At first I was not able to situate exactly that palace destroyed by fire in 1871 and whose ruins were finally removed in 1882.
I found an engraving showing the Palais des Tuileries and the first part of the gardens under Napoleon III around 1860 (photo 2).
A painting from the Palace is on display at the Musée Carnavalet (photo 3). Photos of the ruins also exist (photo 4) so that it is possible to imagine what the Palais des Tuileries looked like.
Actually this palace of 260 m long was perpendicular to the Seine starting at the Pavillon de Flore (now at the end of Le Louvre Denon's wing) and extending to the North along what is now the Place du Carousel and the avenue General Lemonnier. The palace ended rue de Rivoli at the Pavillon Marsan which is now part of Le Louvre (photo 1).
If still existing the Palais des Tuileries would cut off the grandiose view one has now from the Pyramide towards La Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe.
My photo (n°2) shows that part of the Jardins des Tuileries, with the stairs going to the Carousel, where was standing this famous palace.
The name "tuileries" comes from the tile factories that were active on this place before Queen Catherine de Medicis had the construction started in 1654.
Address: Place du Louvre
Directions: Metro: Tuileries,Concorde
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