Steeped in history, the Tuileries Garden is a grand landscaped ‘jardin’ which contains two large ponds, statues by Rodin and the renowned Musée de l’Orangerie in its western end. Built by Catherine de Medici in 1564 on the site of a tile factory, from which it gets its name, the garden has been the playground of heads of state from Henry III to Napoleon, during whose reign the Tuileries Palace was burned to the ground. Loved by Parisians and tourists alike, these days the garden is used for workshops, fairs and exhibitions but is still simply a beautiful oasis from which to escape the hustle and bustle of the city’s streets.
The Tuileries Garden is located in central Paris between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde. It has its own métro station, Tuileries, but you can just as easily travel to Concorde station. The nearest overground RER station is Musée d’Orsay. To plan your trip, head to the Paris Transport website. The Garden is free to enter and is open from 7am to 9pm between March and the end of May, from 7am to 11pm from June to August and from 7.30am to 7.30pm from September to March. There are three restaurants within the park as well as a bookshop.
As a large city-centre public space, the Tuileries Gardens has many different uses. Not only is it an ideal place for a spot of lunch and a wander in sumptuous surroundings, it also holds workshops, exhibitions and fairs. For example, the Fête des Tuileries, held each year from the end of June to the end of August, is a large funfair where you’ll find all of your favourite rides, from bumper cars to ghost trains to the big wheel. From March to April 2017, you can get your art and design fix at the Pavillon des arts et du design fair.
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When you’re out and about in Paris, why not check out some of the exciting things to do nearby: scale the heights of the Tour Eiffel and get a birdseye view of the city; discover ancient relics at Sainte-Chapelle on the île-de-la-Cité; and sit back and be entertained by the performers at the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre.
To find out more information about the opening hours of the Tuileries Garden, general facts about the Jardin and its grand palace, nearby sights such as the Place de la Concorde, Pompidou Centre or the Musée Rodin, please contact the venue directly.
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