Despite I still have problems with pronunciation of the name of this place, it is definitely my favorite spot in Paris! From the Jardins des Tuileries, you can see all the most famous monuments of the city – Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Arc the Triomphe.
The name of the garden comes from the old factory of bricks ( fr. tuile) which was built in very same place. In XVI century the fields have been bought by Queen Catherine de Medicis in order to construct a palace with Italian style gardens.
“The king Luis XIV quickly imposed his own sense of order on the Tuileries Gardens. His architects, Louis Le Vau and François d’Orbay, finally finished the Tuileries Palace, making a proper royal residence.”
He also hired landscape architect André Le Nôtre to redesigned the entire garden who transformed the Tuileries into formal garden à la française, based on symmetry, order and long perspectives. Thanks to him we can admire today’s gardens.
The gardens are connecting the Louvre Museum with the Place de la Concorde which is the beginning of the most famous Parisian street – the Elysian Fields.
In the Tuileries Garden, you can spend all afternoon discovering many original statues, reading a book next to one of the fountains, resting on the grass and enjoying the view or taking coffee in one of the outdoor coffee shops. I am sure you will be always willing to come back there because there is no way you will have enough of this place!
- Metro Line 1 – station Concorde or Tuileries
- RER Line C – station Musée d’Orsay