Here are five amazing things you can do at the Tuileries Garden
Discover the major landmarks of the city of Light with an enjoyable and fun free walking tour. Starting at the Garnier Opera House and finishing in the Tuileries Garden in front of the Concorde Plaza with an incredible view of the most famous landmarks of Paris.
2.) Stroll around the garden
From the Louvre museum to the Concorde Plaza, here you have some of most famous Parisian landmarks and Paris must-see attractions. In this path you have a view of the Obelisk, the Arc of Triumph and far away the business district of Paris. See how history has shaped Paris, from the old royal palace (Le Louvre) to the skyscrapers of La Defense.
3.) A game of Boules in the park
Take part in a Boule Game in the park and try this typically French “sport”, which Frenchmen, both old and young, are crazy about.
4.) Visit the Orangerie Museum
Visit the Orangerie Museum, chosen and arranged by Claude Monet to show some of his masterpieces, especially the water lilies. Discover also some incredible paintings from the great masters who lived in Parissuch as Renoir, Modigliani, Cezanne and Matisse.
5.) Visit the photography exhibition at Jeu De Paume Museum
Visit a photography exhibition at the Jeu de Paume museum. It’s in this building that the revolutionaries claimed that they represented French people in July 1789, starting the revolution. Nowadays, it’s a museum showing modern photography exhibitions.
- You will not be allowed to sit on the grass so be prepared to rush and to grab a green chair!
- If you first go to the Orangerie Museum, you will be able to buy tickets for the Orsay Museum without having to queue up again at this famous French Museum. Save time in Paris!
Facts about the Tuileries Garden
Tuileries was originally the name of an old tiles factory. Yet, in the sixteen century, the queen of France, Marie de Medicis, ordered to build a castle with a long French garden at this place. Parisians used to call this new building the Tuileries Palace.
During three centuries the garden was exclusively reserved for the court and the King. During the nineteen century, the Tuileries palace became the residence of Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, Charles X, Louis-Phillipe and Napoleon III.
In 1871, Parisians burnt down the castle of Tuileries, during the last French Revolution and the insurrection of Paris.However, the garden kept its 17th-century design and became a popular place, always crowded in summer time.
Nowadays, it became a trendy place and each year the international fair of contemporary art is set up in the garden.
Visiting the Tuileries garden in the heart of Paris is diving in Parisian history and in Parisian daily life. An absolute must in your Paris sightseeing tour as it is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It’s also the best way to see how Parisians relax and have fun whenever it’s sunny. In these traditional French gardens, many Parisians used to play as children and then had their first dates…Jacques
How to get there
Station Tuileries: Line 1 (yellow) or Station Concorde: Lines 1, 8, 12
- 13 million visitors a year 99%
- Incredibly detailed 80%
- Contains hidden mysteries 70%
April – May: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
June – August: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
September – March: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
Open on mainly bank holidays
1.) Paris Latin Quarter:
Discover the student quarter of Paris, and walk around narrow medieval streets with bohemian cafés near the Sorbonne University. Discover it with a local in a free walking tour.
2.) Le Louvre Museum:
Don’t forget to visit the world largest museum and its famous masterpieces from all the centuries and the whole world.
Why it’s worth visiting
- To relax enjoying the most amazing view of Paris.
- In order to stroll around the Royal Garden of Paris.
- If you want to feel both Parisian and trendy.
- To be at the real heart of the sophisticated Paris, with its landmarks and its big boulevards, perfect for shopping!
- The Orangerie Museum the Jeu de Paume Museum are both “out of the beaten path” museums.