Monday, December 31, 2012

Jardin des Tuileries

The Jardin des Tuileries, located in Paris, France, is one of the most visited gardens in Paris, due to its location between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde.  It was created by Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and was opened to the public in 1667.

It is known for its ornamental ponds, terraces, and collection of bronze figures by Aristide Maillol.  In addition to the beautiful perrenial flowers, the garden is home to 20 species of trees, including Mulberry and Judas trees.

The garden is open daily in April - August from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and in September  - March from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM.  Admission is free.

8 comments:

  1. Is the Ferris Wheel part of the gardens?
    Happy New Year, Sherry!

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    1. The Ferris Wheel is not part of the garden. It's pretty cool, though. I would've liked to ride it when I was there, but unfortunately, it was closed due to a thunderstorm.

      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  2. Happy New Year! Tough to beat Frechn gardens especially set right in Paris. They know how to do it up right.

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    1. Happy New Year to you, too! Paris is such a magical place. I love all of the gardens there!

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  3. Wow, looks like a great place to visit. Too bad you didn't get to ride the Ferris Wheel. : ( Happy New Year!

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  4. I had great memories here, people watching. I have no doubt why it's one of the most visited garden in Paris.

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