Jardin des Tuileries
Bisected by the Axe Historique, the 70-acre (28-hectare) formal Jardin des Tuileries are where Parisians once paraded their finery. The gardens were laid out in the mid-17th century by André Le Nôtre, the green thumb behind the Palace of Versailles. Trees are capped at a height of 7ft (2.2m) and rigorously trimmed so the gardens maintain their formality. Flowers are planned to certain heights and color schemes with up to 70,000 bulbs planted each year.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the paths, ponds, and old-fashioned merry-go-round here are as enchanting as ever for a stroll. At the Louvre end, twenty sculptures by Maillol hide amongst the yew hedges.
The Tuileries Garden sits between the Louvre Museum and the Champs Elysee, beside the Seine River so it's easy to find. Catch metro line 1 to stations Tuileries or Concorde.
Tours & Tickets
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Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)