In the 1st arrondissement of Paris, in the Île-de-France region, the Tuileries garden opens its doors to you. Adjacent to the Tuileries Palace's last vestiges, Paris City Vision presents you with this incredible green space to visit alone or with your family.
Construction of the Tuileries garden
The Tuileries garden is located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. Running parallel to Rue de Rivoli and the Seine River, this is the oldest and biggest Parisian garden, which has now been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
The gardens take their name from the old tile factories built in the same lcoation before the 16th century. During this period, Catherine de Medici replaced the factories with the "Tuileries Palace", which is no longer there. André Le Nôtre transformed the site, by giving it the unique perspective of a long garden organized around a vast and magnificent main avenue bordered with beautiful trees.
Today, large lawns with ponds and a collection of statues by Rodin, Giacometti and Maillol welcome tourists and Parisians alike. Representing heroes of Antiquity, these sculptures date from 1716.
On the Place du Carrousel side, you will find the round basin with, on either side, two small pools of the same shape. If you arrive by the Place de la Concorde, you will be able to admire the octagonal basin, this stretch of water is twice as large as the round basin.
Jardin des Tuileries, access
This masterpiece of classical gardens is easily accessible by the Paris metro line 1 (several exits possible: stop Tuileries, stop Palais Royal, or Concorde).
The Tuileries garden opens its doors to you all week long. In the summer you can walk in the heart of the park from 7 am to 11 pm (from June to August). In March, April, May and September, you can enjoy it until 9 pm. The rest of the year, the opening hours are from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm. You will be asked for each of these periods to vacate 30 minutes before the official closing time. Several animations will be available just a few meters from the park.
Jardin des Tuileries, activities
Across the river you will find the Musée d'Orsay which contains an incomparable collection of impressionist artwork. Here you can admire famous works of art such as Vincent Van Gogh's Self-Portrait, Gustave Courbet's The Origin of the World and Édouard Manet's Lunch on the Grass. To introduce children to Impressionist art, the museum also offers workshops adapted to each age group. An original experience that is sure to appeal to the whole family.
The western corners of the garden respectively house the Orangery Museum with Claude Monet's famous Water Lilies and a remarkable collection of works by Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso or Matisse, and the Jeu de Paume, where photography and images are exhibited. Therefore, you will be able to find out more about these magnificent works on your return from your walk in the Tuileries garden.
The Louvre Museum is also one of the must-see attractions around the Tuileries Gardens. Bringing together the largest collections of art and antiques in the world, you will find in particular the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa.
Each Summer a carnival is held by Rue de Rivoli, with a huge Ferris wheel that offers a beautiful view of Paris.Enjoy an hour's pause between our City Tour and our audio-guided visit of the Louvre Museum to stroll along the Tuileries Gardens, located just in front of our agency. Other attractions are organized to offer adults and children alike an incredible experience thanks to this funfair (rides, games, concerts, shows...).
In the Tuileries garden, you can also enjoy a coffee on the terrace to admire the place and take a break during your walk.
However, be aware that like many other parks, the Tuileries garden is likely to close its doors in case of strong wind or bad weather.
Our team remains at your disposal to help you organize your trip to the capital and everywhere in France (opinion, photo, hotel...). Paris City Vision proposes you excursions in the city of Paris (Paris City Tour) and also organizes visits with audioguide for a cultural walk in the Tuileries gardens. Whether you visit Paris for a whole week or just for a weekend, these gardens transport you to the 16th century universe.