JARDIN DES TUILERIES

Excursion Details:
  • The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. Created by Catherine de’ Medici as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was eventually opened to the public in 1667 and became a public park after the French Revolution. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it was a place where Parisians celebrated, met, strolled and relaxed.
  • The Jardins des Tuileries is the biggest park inside Paris. Its main highlights include splendid French style gardens and a beautiful view on the historical alignment of the Champs-Elysées Avenue, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. The Jardins des Tuileries is also home to 2 great museums.
  • There are many sculptures in the Jardin des Tuileries. The most famous statues are the two mounted men at the western entrance of the gardens. These were created in 1719 by sculptor Antoine Coysevox.
  • The Musée de l’Orangerie houses some of Monet’s famous Nymphéas paintings. The Musée du Jeu de Paume holds interesting temporary exhibitions.
  • Queen of France Catherine de Médicis ordered the construction of the Tuileries Palace (Palais des Tuileries) in 1564, along with its garden. 100 years later, displeased with its Italian look, King Louis XIV asked landscape architect André Lenôtre to rework the Tuileries gardens into a French style garden. Since then, the gardens have not changed, with a central lane, 2 ponds and 2 lateral terraces.
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