This is French culture’s oldest and most emblematic garden. It’s numerous sights and cultural buildings, all located at a 10-minute walk from the Relais du Louvre, are sure to keep you occupied:
The garden used to be attached to the Tuileries Palace, the whole having been built under Catherine de' Medici’s guide in 1654 in the stead of old tile factories. Henry IV was the first person to live there, following by Louis XIV as well as the rest of the royal descendants. It was at the request of Louis XIV that the garden was redesigned by André Le Nôtre, the landscape architect of the Versailles Garden.
The Tuileries Palace did not withstand the Paris Commune insurrection and was destroyed by arson. The ruins were demolished in 1883.
The long lime tree and elm-lined walkways are ideal for and loved by joggers.
The garden offers multiple children’s activities such as:
The Tuileries Garden during July and August is a great spot for families as a silent funfair is held, which keeps everyone in mind. Entry is free and you only pay the rides and games you choose.
The museum holds exhibitions around photography and, more generally, image with elegant and spaced-out sets.
Two face-to-face exhibitions, one based on Jean Painlevé, will be available until the start of the school year.
Jean Painlevé was a pioneer filmmaker and photographer in the popularization of science. He was most known for developing a cinematographic technique while filming marine biology which then fed into fantasy bordering on surrealism.
The Musée de l'Orangerie is dedicated to impressionist and postimpressionist paintings. It’s most known for presenting Claude Monet’s Water Lilies in 360. An absolute must-see.
Until September 5, 2022, the museum will present the exhibition "Novo Pilota, Amedeo Modigliani and his dealer Paul Guillaume", around a hundred paintings as well as around fifty drawings from the hands of Paul Guillaume.
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