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Location address: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
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The Tuileries Garden (French: Jardin des Tuileries, IPA: [ʒaʁdɛ̃ de tɥilʁi]) is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Created by Catherine de Medicis as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was eventually opened to the public in 1667, and became a public park after the French Revolution. In the 19th and 20th century, it was the place where Parisians celebrated, met, promenaded, and relaxed.
Catherine de ‘Medici ordered the creation of the Jardin des Tuileries Gardens in 1553. She wanted an Italian style including fountains. In 1664 a redesign of the gardens was commissioned by Colbert. he asked teh famous landscape architect André Le Nôtre to do the job. He enhanced teh gardens by including a broad avenue and geometric flower beds. Yo ucan still see a statue of Andre Le Notre at the westside of the garden.
Jardin des Tuileries or the Tuileries Gardens are named after the former royal palace, Palais des Tuileries. It was founded in 1871 on the right bank of the Seine, after which it was destroyed by fire. It was the connection between the two (still existing) wings of the Louvre.
Jardin des Tuileries was inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1991.
Linked themes: World heritage
The former royal palace of the Tuileries Palais des Tuileries is a popular place for jogging.