One of my favorite places in Paris was the Jardin des Tuileries. This garden is located between the Place de la Concorde (where the guillotine used to be) and the Louvre. The garden was designed by the same gardener who planned the Versailles grounds. No wonder I loved this garden so much because I absolutely loved Versailles! More on that later.
Originally, the Jardin des Tuileries was the garden for the Palais des Tuileries that Catherine de Medicis had built. The palace was eventually burnt to the ground and never rebuilt, but the gardens are still there.
And they are stunning!
Like the rest of Paris, the Jardin des Tuileries is so pretty! There are many beautiful statues all over the place. I’ve come the conclusion that nothing is plain in France. Everything is decorated.
Flowers and statues and fountains. What more does a garden need?
This was one of the last places I visited on my trip to France. By that point, my mind was blown by all the gorgeous things I’d seen over the last two weeks. Even with the constant beautiful surroundings (isn’t vacation rough?), the Jardin des Tuileries stood out to me as one of the prettiest places I’d seen in France. I absolutely loved it there!
If I lived in Paris, I’m sure I would spend many an afternoon, sitting in the Jardin des Tuileries, eating a croissant aux amandes and drinking a coffee.
If you’re in Paris, make sure you spend some time there.