The Tuileries Garden (French: Jardin des Tuileries, IPA: [ʒaʁdɛ̃ de tɥilʁi]) 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, 20th and 21st centuries, it was a place where Parisians celebrated, met, strolled and relaxed.
In July 1559, after the accidental death of her husband, Henry II, Queen Catherine de' Medici decided to leave her residence of the Hôtel des Tournelles, at the eastern part of Paris, near the Bastille. Together with her son, the new king of France François II, her other children and the royal court, she moved to the Louvre Palace. Five years later, in 1564, she decided to build a new residence with more space for a garden. For that purpose, Catherine bought land west of Paris, just outside the city Wall of Charles V. It was bordered on the south by the Seine, and on the north by the faubourg Saint-Honoré, a road in the countryside continuing the Rue Saint-Honoré. Since the 13th century this area had been occupied by tile-making factories called tuileries (from the French tuile, meaning "tile"). The new residence was called the Tuileries Palace
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Gary Jelks | Feb 5, 2018
The walk through the gardens was great. Busy but not crowded. Safe. Plenty to see and do. We walked from the Louvre Al the way to the Champs Elysees. It took a while but we'll worth it. Would do it again but not mind summer. It was too hot where there was no shade.
Sabri Hassan | Feb 19, 2018
Awesome park with nice Paris skyline view. There's a lot of activities but not too crowded. Recommended to visit in the evening as you can see the Eiffel Tower being lit up and the new Paris Flyer.
Adela Fernandez | Feb 18, 2018
It's lovely! Spacious, so even though there are a lot of people walking around it doesn't feel crowded. Nice place to relax and enjoy nature.
Dobrin Gueorguiev | Dec 5, 2017
The gardens are very pretty. Even in winter. A perfect place for a stroll. On one end you see the Louvre and the other a giant ferris wheel (Dec 2017). There is a nice cafe on the ground as well which serves tasty hot chocolate to warm you up after a nice cold walk. Well worth the visit/exploration.
Anthony Sellers | Jan 15, 2018
Webt here in out trip to Europe in 2012! The garden is magical, it brings you back to another time! It is definitely a must see location. It is very romantic and would make a great place for a proposal. So if you find yourself in France anytime soon make sure to take some time to stop by and visit the garden.
Romana Gillette | Apr 4, 2018
Are you tired of walking in Paris or visiting museums? This is the best place for you! Except of really nice playground for your children, you can find here two huge mazes where you can "get lost" and admire beautiful bronze statues, you can find here two big and two smaller fountain ponds that are surrounded by chairs so you can just take a book and sit here to relax a bit, or just enjoy some sunny moment. Don't forget to take some snack with you as it is really expensive here!
George Scerri Montaldo | Mar 27, 2018
Very nice place to have a picnic. One may also bring a little chair, as all the places to sit down are usually taken. If one takes a chair, they may also have a tan, if the day is sunny. Very nice to have a walk around and view a little bit of Paris. There are places to sit on the stairs. There are also fountains, which are nice to see.
Anton Popescu | Mar 10, 2018
It's a garden. Not very big, not spectacular. Between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. Very welcome in sunny, hot days to take a break from visiting monuments and museums and a place to enjoy in the shadow a quick bite, whether brought in your bag or bought at the nearby booths.
Bryan Adams | Apr 28, 2018
I love this place! My parents took me when I was younger and I still haven't forgotten the memory. One of the best places to go whether you have children a significant other, or even by yourself it is truly beautiful spiritual, and will give you some great memories. Very affordable... Except maybe the food and gifts, but that's everywhere.
Martin Jílek | Apr 30, 2018
A small oasis of tranquility in the middle of a busy city. Ideal for relaxing after a few hours of sightseeing in the Louvre. It's just dusty enough - a strange mixture of gravel and dust leaves a white coating on the boots, clothes, and if its windy in your eyes too. To take power from another city walk its perfect.
Rémi Romac | May 4, 2018
Typical parisian park with no grass but lots of low level trees. There is coffees and statues that pair nicely with the vegetation and there even are an area for trampolines. Great for the kids ! It's near the fairy wheel.
Soheil Jafari | Apr 14, 2018
Very iconic and nice place. Just off the Louvre museum and the best connection to champs Elysees. You can sit by the lake for free on the provided chairs. Try the lovely ice creams and the Paris wheel :-) . Replete with amazing french sculptures. Enjoy it.
Alan Phuong | Apr 10, 2018
Beautiful Garden The scenery and the people there add to the atmosphere. It just feels very serene and puts you at ease. One negative would have been the very large and distracting iPhone 7 ad on one of the buildings. Other than that, the garden is a must see.
Contessa DiMaggio | Jun 16, 2018
I visited this gardens several times in the past but this time I had a purpose! I wanted to see the spot where one of my favourite bands recorded a video near the entrance from Place De La Concorde. Generally its a relaxing park with statues, ponds and trees. Very tranquil atmosphere overall.
johan guams | Jun 15, 2018
One of the most beautiful gardens in Paris. I literally hang there every time I go in city. Facing the Louvre Museum, it’s one of most chill places in Paris. The only « problem » is that there is almost nothing to eat in the garden probably as it’s a historical place. You also should take a look on the edge of the river just on the left of the gardens cause it’s just LOVELY and peaceful. If you care about your shoes I advise to take some you don’t really care about cause they will be white and dusty in the end. Have a great time !
Tiberiu Mocanu | Jun 30, 2018
Sunday June 10 09:45 am, going to visit Louvre. Thousands of people in the park and in the Place de la Concorde equipped with running gear, wearing tags "10k..." Joy all around. At 10:00 start in the 10km cross in the streets of Paris. Nice people, good vibrations of my generation, and younger. 🏃♂️🏃♀️🤳✌
Anne Rebull | Jun 13, 2018
This is good for a quick jog but avoid the smoothie sorbet stand--it made me sick. Interesting tree cultivation in the modern part of the garden. The scale of everything is rather large so this is for those inclined to outdoor picnics in fields. There are seats to create intimate spaces but no actual intimacy.
Melis Curtiss | Jun 30, 2018
This rating is not so much for the gardens itself but for the fair that is set up here from June until September. I took my kids and they had a blast! It is open until 11:45 pm. Perfect for jetlagged kids. Mom can enjoy a glass of rose and escargot at the cafe while watching her kids jump on the trampoline!
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