Jardin des Tuileries
Jeu de Paume
The Galerie du Jeu de Paume, which stages innovative photography exhibitions, is housed in an erstwhile jeu de paume (royal tennis...
Musée de l’Orangerie
Located in the southwestern corner of the Jardin des Tuileries, this museum, with the Jeu de Paume , is all that remains of the former...
Les Berges de Seine
A breath of fresh air, this 2.3km-long expressway-turned-riverside-promenade is now a favourite spot to run, cycle, skate, play board...
Clink china with lunching ladies, their posturing poodles and half the students from Tokyo University at Angelina, a grand dame of a...
Embark on a culinary voyage at Uma, where chef Lucas Felzine infuses contemporary French sensibilities with Nikkei: Peruvian-Japanese...
Jardin des Tuileries information
Filled with fountains, ponds and sculptures, the formal, 28-hectare Tuileries Garden, which begins just west of the Jardin du Carrousel, was laid out in its present form in 1664 by André Le Nôtre, who also created the gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles. The Tuileries soon became the most fashionable spot in Paris for parading about in one’s finery. It now forms part of the Banks of the Seine Unesco World Heritage site.
The axe historique (historic axis), the western continuation of the Tuileries’ east–west axis, follows the av des Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and, ultimately, to the Grande Arche in the skyscraper district of La Défense.