Garden of Tuileries
The garden was created for Catherine de Medici, in 1564, to embellish the Tuileries Palace (a royal residence long since vanished). Its name originates from the manufacturers of tuiles, or tiles, who were based in the neighbourhood at the time. Ideally situated between the Seine and major shopping strips (Rue de Rivoli and Faubourg Saint-Honoré), the garden offers the perfect mix of culture and leisure.
Art and Relaxation
Its alleys, lined with trees and lawns, are interspersed with sculptures that will delight art lovers, flaunting works by Rodin, Giacometti and Maillol. You can also take advantage of the wonderful museums on the garden’s western rim, the l’Orangerie and the Jeu de Paume.
Redesigned in the 17th century by Le Nôtre, the famous gardener of the Château de Versailles, the garden was designed around a central axis, which runs from the Carrousel du Louvre to the Place de la Concorde.
Relax in one of the three restaurants with their beautiful, shaded terraces; enjoy an ice cream or toffee apple by one of the fountains; or nab a deck chair, freely available to the public. From June to August the garden joins in with the summer festivities with its funfair, the Fête Foraine des Tuileries, which features plenty of rides for the whole family.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
From 27⁄03 to 24⁄09, daily between 7 am and 9 pm. From 25⁄09 to 26⁄03, daily between 7.30 am and 7.30 pm.