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Tuileries Garden

Garden in Paris, France

Introduction

History

  • ๐Ÿ‘‘ 1564: Created by Catherine de' Medici as the garden of the Tuileries Palace.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฅ 1667: Opened to the public by Charles Perrault.
  • โš”๏ธ 1792: Site of the massacre of Swiss Guards during the French Revolution.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ 1800: Napoleon Bonaparte moved into the Tuileries Palace.
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1871: The Tuileries Palace was burned down during the Paris Commune.
  • ๐ŸŒณ 20th Century: Restored and updated with modern sculptures and art installations.

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Design

  • ๐ŸŽจ French Formal Garden: Designed by Andrรฉ Le Nรดtre in the 17th century.
  • ๐ŸŒณ Symmetry: Features long perspectives, symmetrical layouts, and ornamental lakes.
  • ๐ŸŒธ Flower Beds: Low boxwood hedges and diverse flower designs.
  • ๐ŸŒณ Terraces: Includes the Terrasse du bord-de-l'eau and Terrasse des Feuillants.
  • ๐Ÿž๏ธ Grande Allรฉe: A central pathway extending 350 meters.
  • ๐ŸŒŠ Fountains: Three ornamental lakes with fountains.

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Attractions

  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel: Built by Napoleon to celebrate his victories.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Musรฉe de l'Orangerie: Houses Monet's Water Lilies series.
  • ๐ŸŽพ Jeu de Paume: Originally a handball court, now an art gallery.
  • ๐ŸŒŠ Bassin Octogonal: An octagonal lake with a central fountain.
  • ๐ŸŒณ Grande Allรฉe: A long central pathway lined with trees.
  • ๐Ÿž๏ธ Terraces: Offers views of the Seine and the garden.

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Art

  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Aristide Maillol: Contemporary sculptures added in the 1960s.
  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Auguste Rodin: Modern sculptures placed in the garden.
  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Henry Moore: Features works by this renowned artist.
  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Jean Dubuffet: Modern art installations.
  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Louise Bourgeois: Contemporary sculptures.
  • ๐Ÿ—ฟ Roy Lichtenstein: Modern art pieces.

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Activities

  • ๐Ÿšถ Strolling: Popular for leisurely walks.
  • ๐ŸŒธ Relaxing: Enjoy the flower beds and fountains.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Art Viewing: Explore the numerous statues and sculptures.
  • ๐ŸŒŠ Boating: Small boats available on the lakes.
  • ๐ŸŽญ Puppet Theatres: Entertainment for children.
  • ๐Ÿ‹ Lemonade Stands: Refreshments available throughout the garden.

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Events

  • ๐ŸŽจ Art Exhibitions: Hosts various art shows and installations.
  • ๐ŸŽ‰ Public Festivals: Celebrates cultural events and holidays.
  • ๐ŸŽญ Performances: Includes acrobats and puppet shows.
  • ๐Ÿš— Paris Motor Show: Hosted the first show in 1898.
  • ๐Ÿ… 1900 Summer Olympics: Venue for fencing events.
  • ๐ŸŽช Banquets: Large civic events like the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition banquet.

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Travel Information
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: https://parisjetaime.com/culture/jardin-des-tuileries-p3545
๐Ÿ•’ย ย ย Hours: See hours
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: 75001 Paris, France
๐Ÿ”—ย ย ย Profiles: Instagram

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