Peter Machalski @123rf
The Tuileries Garden gained its name from the tuilerie factories built on the site in 16th century. The magnificent garden is split into six lanes, each one cut across by eight secondary walkways. From the central lane, enjoy an awesome view of Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Musee de Louvre.
The rectangular flower beds of all kinds make a wonderful mosaic surrounded by a large number of amazing fountains and sculptures of mythological figures. Moreover, the large ponds scattered through the parks are really impressive. Close to the park, you will also find a bookstore with interesting gardening informations, nice outdoor restaurants and coffees, ferris wheels and playgrounds for children.
The Musee de l’orangerie, located at the south garden is definitely worth a visit for its splendid collection of Nympheas whereas the Jeu de Paume, in the north, houses great temporary art exhibitions.
This agreeable garden at the heart of Paris is the best place for a moment of relaxation, just a few minutes walk from many major attractions.