Tuileries Garden, Paris

The Tuileries Garden is located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. The garden dates from 1564 and was named after the tiles factories that previously stood on the site. It was re-landscaped in 1664 which gave it its current formal French garden style, and opened to the public in 1667.
The Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel, located in the Tuileries Garden, was built between 1806 and 1808 to celebrate the Napoleonic victories of 1805. It was supposed to be the entrance of the Tuileries Palace but when the palace burnt down it was accepted that the arch stood well on its own. It was inspired by the arch of Septimus Severus in Rome.

Opening hours: June to August- 7am to 11pm; last Sunday in March to 31 May, and from 1 September to the last Saturday in September- 7am to 9pm; last Sunday in September to the last Saturday in March- 7.30am to 7.30pm
Entrance Free
How to go: Concorde, Palais Royal and Musée du Louvre metro stations.


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