Human remains of millions of Parisians lie 135 feet underground at the Paris Catacombs (Les Catacombes). The 14th arrondissement attraction doesn't appeal to all, but for those who are interested, here’s how to make the most of this subterranean experience.
Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries)
Summer 7am - 9pm, Winter 7:30am - 7:30pm
Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75058
A sightseeing tour of Paris isn’t complete without a stroll through the idyllic Tuileries Garden. The park is a stop on many walking and bike tours. Combine a visit with Paris attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, or Montmartre; take a tour of the Musée de l'Orangerie, home to Monet’sWater Lilies; or explore Paris with a private photographer and pose for photos by the park’s ponds and flower beds.
Things to Know Before You Go
Tuileries Garden has three restaurants—La Terrasse de Pomone, Café des Marronniers, and Restaurant Le Médicis.
There is no admission fee to enter the park.
The park is fully wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Tuileries Garden is located in Paris’ 1st arrondissement on the right bank of the Seine River. Bordered by Quai des Tuileries and Rue de Rivoli, the gardens offer a scenic route between Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées in the west and the Louvre Museum in the east. The closet metro stations are Concorde and Tuileries, both on Line 1.
When to Get There
The park is open all year and can get busy, especially on sunny afternoons. If you’re hoping to take photos and enjoy the views free from the crowds, aim for an early morning visit. Head to the park during the Fête des Tuileries summer fairground or enjoy festive illumination at Christmastime.
A Walking Tour of the Tuileries Garden
Start your walking tour from the Place du Carrousel, enjoying magnificent views of the Louvre Museum with its iconic glass pyramid. Stroll through the Carousel Gardens, past the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, then explore the tree-lined trails of the Tuileries Garden, stopping along the way to admire the many sculptures by French artist Aristide Maillol. Pause to take in the views by the lake, then continue past the Jeu de Paume gallery and Orangerie Museum to meet Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées, which stretches all the way to the Arc de Triomphe.
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