The numerous gardens in Paris deserve a whole article with praises but we are going to pick up the most compelling ones. The Jardin des Tuileries requires your whole attention for it is one of the oldest garden in Paris. As you know the more it’s old the more cachet it has, indeed the artistic legacy still lingers on. The garden is surrounded by the Palais du Louvre (a museum), a majestic 16th century’s building and the famous Rue Rivoli (a street). The 25 hectares are welcoming families, friends, couples, or lovers;)
During spring or summer, one can see children enjoying to make their little sailboats float nearby the fountains with parents sitting on the green chairs keeping a eye on them.We can see young lovers hiding behind the perfectly trimmed bushes.
Even if you are coming alone you can sit on a chair admiring the statutes by Rodin or the flowers. All you need is a book between your hand hearing the natural melody offered by the birds hovering or the wind moving between the trees in the long paths.
And to say that long ago the park was reserved for the upper class society, now everybody is welcome and to emphasize the welcoming spirit, you have refreshment bar such as le Café Diane. With 300 seats , you have the choice between lasagnes, sandwiches, hot dogs…
In a word the most iconic garden in Paris still casts its spell on the curious onlookers:)
- A great atmosphere there when the weather is good.
- Restaurant in the park
- Ideal for children
- A bad weather of course is a bit crippling to enjoy it all
- Forbidden to sit on the lawn 🙁
You have numerous shops at Rue Rivoli.
- Metro : line 1: Tuileries
- Budget : Free entrance
- Open : All days from 7 a.m to 9 p.m