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Tuileries Garden

The space that adds greenery to the Louvre is the Tuileries garden, one of Paris’ most popular gardens.

Louvre’s tourists enjoy a blissful walk at le Tuileries and relax amidst its beauty.

Tuileries garden’s opening hours are from 7 am to 9 pm daily.

These gardens are free to visit, however, if you want to see the Louvre as well, you will require an entry ticket.

The Louvre’s Tuileries garden is the perfect place to spend time with your family and discuss art while your kids can play nearby.

The garden connects the Louvre with the Place de la Concorde, the Musée d’Orsay and the Jeu de Paume museum.

The garden is filled with a fascinating history. 

Jardin des Tuileries is the remnant of the Tuileries palace, built by Catherine de Medici.

After a century, King Louis XIV and Jean-Baptiste Colbert turned the wheels to change this Italian-style garden’s design.

The Tuileries palace doesn’t stand where it was earlier. However, the Louvre Tuileries garden is as vibrant as ever.

Decorated with sculptures and ponds, witness the perfect imagery of Paris and French history in this garden.

Areas inside Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden isn’t just simply a green space where you can take a long stroll. 

It also has great architectural features which you can take time to explore.

This open-air museum has three sections: 

The Grand Carré

The Grand Carre Tuileries Garden
Image: Louvre.fr

Constructed in a typical French architectural style, the Grand Carré formerly overlooked the Tuileries palace.

This area has extravagant ponds, hedges, statues and garden spaces.

Filled with creativity and symmetry, the Grand Carré drew inspiration from the structures that dated back to the Italian Renaissance gardens.

The Grand Couvert

The Grand Couvert Tuileries garden
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Eight wooded groves cover this part of the gardens in a symmetrical yet unique manner.

The Grand Couvert consists of wooded areas which were planted under the direction of Andre Le Nôtre.

This part of the Tuileries Garden is also bisected by the Grande Allée and leads to Place de la Concorde square.

The horseshoe ramps and terraces

The Horseshoe Ramps and Terraces
Image: Louvre.fr

The third section of the Tuileries Garden is located on the Octagon which encloses the area of horseshoe-shaped ramps leading to the terraces bordering the garden.

This area encloses the Great Basin or a large pond and a few sculptures can also be seen in the Octagon.

A viewpoint for the Place de la Concorde, the horseshoe ramps and terraces are a must-visit area for tourists and locals alike.

Featured Images: Louvre.fr

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