Jardin des Tuileries; Escape from the bustle of the city

The Jardin des Tuileries is one of Paris’s most visited gardens thanks to its central location between the Louvre and Place de la concorde. The garden was created in the 16th century by Catherine de Médicis, widow of King Henri II, and was designed to be admired from the Palais des Tuileries. Initially serving as a royal garden, in the 17th century it became one of the first Parisian gardens open to the public.

IMG_7713The garden is home to a wide variety of plants and trees. In the begin and end you can
find two large fountains, severals bassins, several statues and two museums, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume and the Musée de l’Orangerie, where Lily paintings by Claude Monet are exibited.

Go for a stroll on sunday to this open airmuseum and relax after your visit to the Louvre or a long day shopping. Rest in one of the green chairs that can be found throughout the garden. Also a perfect spot for reading a book or watching people and disconnect from the bustle of the city and reload with new energy.

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