A beautiful oasis in the heart of Paris, the Tuileries Gardens is the perfect place to relax. Running alongside the gardens is the River Seine and also visible in the distance is the spectacular Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.
It’s a nice garden located in the centre of Paris. This is a great place to escape the traffic and noise of Paris. It can be a bit crowded on weekend, and therefore difficult to find a free seat, but you can still stroll through it and enjoy the fountains, and views. It was convenient to walk to the Louvre or cross the bridge to the Musee d’Orsay. This place is located right next to the Louvre and is absolutely breathtaking. It is a free attraction and gorgeous. You can relax next to the vast fountain and admire the numerous outdoor statues. This is a sculpture garden with outdoor Bistro’s and Gelato carts. Either sit at a cafe or pick something up and sit on the many chairs located around the fountains.
Great place for a picnic with kids. Everywhere you turn, there is a better shot of Paris and I filled my camera with all of this beauty. Kids will love running around and enjoying this beautiful place.
The Tuileries Gardens get their name from the tile factories which previously stood on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici built the Palais des Tuileries in 1564. The famous gardener of King Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre, re-landscaped the gardens in 1664 to give them their current French formal garden style. The gardens, which separate the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde, are a cultural walking place for Parisians and tourists where Maillol statues stand alongside those of Rodin or Giacometti. The gardens’ two ponds are perfect for relaxation. The Musée de l’Orangerie, where visitors can admire the works of Monet, is located south-west of Tuileries.