Between the prestigious Louvre Museum and the very famous Place de la Concorde, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris not far from the Tuileries and Concorde Metro stations, lies the majestic Tuileries Garden. This famous park is an ideal place for a stroll and is named after the tile factories that once stood at this location, before Catherine de Medici has the Tuileries Palace built in 1564 (although this is no longer standing). Designed in the 17th century by the famous gardener André Le Nôtre, it's now a great place for a walk that is much-loved by Parisians and passing visitors, and a marvellous example of the French formal garden. A listed Historic Monument, this complex of around 25 hectares contains sculptures by famous artists like Rodin, Giacometti or Maillol. Around the fountains, there are chairs where you can have a rest before continuing with your walk.
To the south-west of the Tuileries Garden, admirers of Impressionist culture are sure to enjoy a trip to the Orangerie Museum, which includes the beautiful Water Lilies series by Monet. At the entrance to the park, on the Louvre side, you can also see the imposing Carrousel triumphal arch, built between 1807 and 1809 in tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte's Great Army.
While the guided tours between March and December are sure to appeal to lovers of great gardens, the Tuileries Festival, which takes place from June to August, will delight fans of big wheels, games of skill and thrill rides!