Designed by landscape architect André Le Nôtre—whose other creations include the Palace of Versailles gardens—in the mid-17th century, the UNESCO-listed Jardin des Tuileries is Paris’ most visited public park, with a spectacular setting between Champs-Elysées Avenue and the Louvre, on the banks of the Seine River.
A sightseeing tour of Paris isn’t complete without a stroll through the idyllic Jardin des Tuileries. The park is a stop on many walking and bike tours. Combine a visit with Paris attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, or Montmartre; take a tour of the Musée de l'Orangerie, home to Monet’s Water Lilies; or explore Paris with a private photographer and pose for photos by the park’s ponds and flower beds.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Jardin des Tuileries has three restaurants—La Terrasse de Pomone, Café des Marronniers, and Restaurant Le Médicis.
- There is no admission fee to enter the park.
- The park is fully wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Tuileries Garden is located in Paris’ 1st arrondissement on the right bank of the Seine River. Bordered by Quai des Tuileries and Rue de Rivoli, the gardens offer a scenic route between Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées in the west and the Louvre Museum in the east. The closet metro stations are Concorde and Tuileries, both on Line 1.
When to Get There
The park is open all year and can get busy, especially on sunny afternoons. If you’re hoping to take photos and enjoy the views free from the crowds, aim for an early morning visit. Head to the park during the Fête des Tuileries summer fairground or enjoy festive illumination at Christmastime.
A Walking Tour of the Jardin des Tuileries
Start your walking tour from the Place du Carrousel, enjoying magnificent views of the Louvre Museum with its iconic glass pyramid. Stroll through the Carousel Gardens, past the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, then explore the tree-lined trails of the Tuileries Garden, stopping along the way to admire the many sculptures by French artist Aristide Maillol. Pause to take in the views by the lake, then continue past the Jeu de Paume gallery and Orangerie Museum to meet Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées, which stretches all the way to the Arc de Triomphe.