jardin des tuileries
Nearest metro station to Tuileries Garden is:
2 mins walk
The Tuileries Garden is one of the most popular visits within the city of Paris, attracting Parisians and tourists alike all year round to walk its paths and sit by its fountains. it extends from Place de la Concorde in the west to the Louvre in the east and is bordered to the north by the rue de Rivoli and to the south by the Seine. Like all grand things in the city it links back to the French Royals. In 1553 Catherine de Médicis decided to settle in the Louvre and acquired the land that had been home to tile factories since the 12th century (thus the name) to form an Italian-style park which was later restyled by order of Louis XIV to be the gardens we know today.
It is a great place to sit on one of its iconic green chairs and people watch,go for a picnic or use its cafe, or simply to stroll through its pathways.
It can be a magical place at any time of year bu especially during spring and autumn.
What is now regarded as the main entrance to the gardens, from Place de la Concorde was not the original access, that was from the former 'Palace des Tuileries' which once connected the wings of the west side of the Louvre in front of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. The palace was destroyed by burning during the 'Paris Commune' in May 1871 and despite much talk and gestures, was never restored.
In the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens, on your right as you enter from Place de la Concorde, you will find the Orangerie Museum, an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings and the permanent home for eight water lily murals by Monet.
You can take a virtual walk through the Tuileries Garden below courtesy of this YouTube video by Jean-Luc Ichard
Other transport options:
Your nearest RER station is:
5 mins walk
Bus Nos 21,27,42,68,69,72,73,84,94,95
Nearest Velib docking points are
n°1018, n°1017, n°1019.