A Day at The Tuileries Garden

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 second-largest park in Paris following the Parc de la Villette
  • Children’s activities
  • The Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume
  • The Musée de l’Orangerie
  • Various eateries

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 Tuileries Palace’s destruction (1840) during the Commune events allowed for the garden to be extended in 1883 by the Jardin du Carrousel.

The Garden à La Française and Its Amenities

The garden is made up of green and flowered spaces
Each year, 125,000 flora species are planted by the estate’s gardeners

The long lime tree and elm-lined walkways are ideal for and loved by joggers.

The garden offers multiple children’s activities such as:

  • Donkey and poney rides
  • A “Guignol” theater (a Lyon-created puppet)
  • Two ponds which can be used to race miniature sailboats avalaible to rent

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 Tuileries Funfair is held every year during July and August. There are over 60 attractions including 20 rides.
The garden has 4 eateries.
3,000 chairs available for visitors

The Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume

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, les pieds dans l’eau”, from June 8 to September 18, 2022

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

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.

Water Lilies

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.

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Paul Guillaume, Novo Pilota, 1915. Musée de l’Orangerie

Informations pratiques :

Horaires :

  • De 7H00 à 21H en avril, mai, septembre
  • De 7H30 à 19H30 en janvier, février, mars, octobre, novembre, décembre
  • De 7H00 à 23H00 en juillet et août

Musées :

Activités pour les enfants : https://www.louvre.fr/decouvrir/les-jardins#activites-pour-les-enfants

Points de restauration : https://www.louvre.fr/visiter/restaurants-et-cafes

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