Tuileries – Paris

My favorite stop in Paris is the French formal style garden, the Tuileries.  The beauty and spaciousness of this park takes my breath away.

 

Nestled between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, it’s a great place to escape the bustle of downtown Paris for a stroll or a picnic.  We were fortunate to have an “April in Paris” moment, and the photos reflect the first shirtsleeves warm day after a long winter.

 

Many, including us,  enjoyed the first picnic of the spring season.

 

The Tuileries Gardens gained their name from the tile factories which previously stood on the site.  Queen Catherine de Medici [wife of King Henry II] built the adjacent palace in 1664.

 

It became a city park after the French Revolution.
A magnificent space, with its sculptures, ponds, gardens, and wide promenades, this is a stop not to be missed on any trip to Paris.

 

Settle into one of the green chairs, rest and savour the beauty of this great city.

 

Tuileries

 

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