What to see at the Tuilleries Garden
The park was designed as a formal garden by the gardener of the King, André Le Nôtre between 1660 and 1664. Today it is a place for people to enjoy nature and art. In the park you can enjoy many beautiful statues from artists like Rodin, Heney Moore, Giacometti and others. There are also two important galleries at the end of the gardens; Orangerie which houses works by Monet and the Jeu de Paume where photography are often exhibited.
You can find interesting statues in the Tuileries Garden. Statues of Giacometti and Rodin can be found along with Maillol statues. You can enjoy free tours (but strictly in French) between March and December. The Tuileries Garden separates the Place de la Concorde from the Louvre. The garden also has two ponds.
It is from the tile factories on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici had the Palais des Tuileries constructed in 1564. That is how the Garden get their name.
Visit Les Tuileries Garden
The ideal way to visit the beautiful Tuileries Garden is by taking a walk from the Louvre Museum to Place de la Concorde. You will enjoy the lawns and alleys that are typically in the French fashion.
History of Les Tuileries Garden
In 1664, famous gardener of King Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre, was responsible for re-modeling the Garden. Notre was also known to be the gardener of Versailles Park and did a good job with designing the Tuileries Garden with the marvelous statues and basins. The unique aspect of the Garden stands that they link Arc de Triomphe with the Louvre Palace. The distance is a straight line of 5 kilometres that goes past Place de la Concorde as well as Champs Elysees.
Information about Les Tuileries Garden
The Garden also have ample places to eat and hang out. There are two small museums too in the Garden namely Jeu de Paume and the Orangerie, The latter is known for Monet’s work on the water lilies. You can find a good place to eat in this open air restaurant known as Saut du Loupin the Garden. If that does not suit you, you can also enjoy a good time with your friends or travel partners at certain cafes and stalls in the Garden.
The Tuileries Funfair
The Garden have a two-month fun fair which includes bumper cars, little trains and the big wheel. The fun fair is organized at Rue de Rivoli and is held between June 28 and August 24.