The Tuileries garden (Jardin des Tuileries) is situated in a most privileged place: between the Louvre and the place de la Concorde. Obviously, if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet patch of green, this garden is not the right place.
Because of its excellent situation, thousands of visitors come here every year. You might as well say that a picture with you alone in this garden with roses, fountains and the Eiffel Tower as background is nothing else than a sweet dream…
However, the atmosphere is still nice, mixing people from the neighbourhood, joggers and tourists coming out of the Louvre. Hundreds of seats are available around the fountains to relax, and you will always manage to find a little peaceful place in these 26 hectares of garden, far away from the crowd.
Because, other than the geographical interest, the garden is also very well preserved and all year long you will see beds with all kinds of flowers. The Tuileries garden is also home to 120 statues standing here and there, reminding us that it was the location of the old royal palace, home to the king before it was moved to Versailles, and which burned down in 1871.
Only the garden remains today, made by the Le Nôtre Family, line of Royal gardeners and garden designers.
We could finally add that it also is a cultural hotspot of Paris, with not only the Louvre museum, but the Salle du Jeu de Paume, dedicated contemporary art and photography, the Musée de l’Orangerie, impressionist and post-impressionist museum, and many masterpieces of the Sculptor Maillol exhibited.
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