Jardin des Tuileries

A 16th-century private royal garden turned public park, the Jardin des Tuileries is a local favourite to get away from the buzz of the city.

The Jardin des Tuileries is a public park separating the Louvre Museum from Place de la Concorde in central Paris. The Jardin was commissioned in the mid-16th century by Catherine de’ Medici as a garden for the Palais des Tuileries.

The Palace used to stand at the eastern end of the park, by the Louvre building, until its burning in 1871. Both the palace and gardens were named after the tileries that used to occupy the site: the term Tuileries in French indicates a place for manufacturing tiles.

Jardin des Tuileries in Paris
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Nowadays, the Jardin des Tuileries is a beloved space by both locals and tourists, ideal for a relaxing stroll, sunbathing, and picnics. The park is big enough that it accommodates several different sections: monumental areas, formal gardens, ponds, statues, tree-covered portions, pathways, and open lawns.

At the eastern end, you’ll find one of the most structured parts, the Jardin du Carrousel. The Carrousel is decorated by sculptures and the monumental Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. West of this section is the Grand Carré, a garden à la française with decorative ponds and antiquity-themed statues. Further inwards, is the Grand Couvert, the tree-covered portion.

Closer to Place de la Concorde, at the western end of the Tuileries are the octagonal basin, four works by artists Auguste Rodin, and the Musée de l’Orangerie. This art gallery is known for its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, most famously Monet’s Water Lilies.

If you want to visit the museum’s impressive collection, remember to book your tickets before going, otherwise, you’ll have to waste time queueing. [You can reserve your entries to the Orangerie here]( https://www.getyourguide.com/paris-l16/orangerie-reserved-entrance-ticket-t97386/?partner_id=IG4VKS7&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-top&cmp=Inline .


Just north of the Seine, 1st arrondissement.

Tickets and entries

Entry to the Jardin des Tuileries itself is always free.

However, the Musée de l’Orangerie, which you can find at the western end of the Tuileries, isn’t free, unless you have a Paris Museum Pass. The Pass grants you free access to dozens of museums and attractions in Paris, so we highly recommend getting one.

Musée de l’Orangerie tickets
Musée de l’Orangerie tickets Adult Under 18 or EEA residents under 26
Price €12.50 free

[If you’d like to get a ticket for the Orangerie, you can do so here]( https://www.getyourguide.com/paris-l16/orangerie-reserved-entrance-ticket-t97386/ ?. That way, you don’t have to queue once you get to the museum.


The Jardin des Tuileries is open to the public according to the following schedule.

Season Opening time Closing time
Spring 7:00 am 9:00 pm
Summer 7:00 am 11:00 pm
Autumn-Winter 7:30 am 7:30 pm

However, if you wish to visit the Musée de l’Orangerie, located in the Tuileries Garden, the timetable is the following.

Mon, Wed-Sun
Tuesdays,1.05, 14.07, 25.12
Day Opening time Last admission Closure
Mon, Wed-Sun 9:00 am 5:15 pm 6:00 pm
Tuesdays,1.05, 14.07, 25.12 Closed


Method Métro Bus RER
Lines 1, 8, 12 27, 39, 68, 72, 95 C
Stops Tuileries, Concorde - Musée d’Orsay

Nearby sights

Musée de l’Orangerie - inside the Jardin des Tuileries, at the southwestern edge.

Place de la Concorde - just outside of the Jardin des Tuileries, on the western side.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 200 m east (just over 0.1 miles), 2-minute walk.

Champs-Élysées - 300 m west (almost 0.2 miles), 4-minute walk.

Musée d’Orsay - 300 m south (almost 0.2 miles), 4-minute walk.

Place Vendôme - 300 m north (almost 0.2 miles), 4-minute walk.

Musée du Louvre - 400 m (over 0.2 miles), 5-minute walk.

Palais-Royal - 500 m west (0.3 miles), 7-minute walk.

Petit Palais - 800 m west (about 0.5 miles), 10-minute walk.

Les Invalides - 1.3 km (0.8 miles) southwest, 17-minute walk.

Entries to several of these museums and attractions are included with the Paris Museum Pass, so we recommend getting it if you want to visit them. [You can buy your Paris Museum Pass here]( https://www.getyourguide.com/paris-l16/paris-museum-pass-t49746/?partner_id=IG4VKS7&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-top&cmp=Inline if you don’t have one already.

Author: 1 Author: Martin Robson . Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

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