Jardin des Tuileries used to be a royal garden of the old Tuileries Palace but was opened to the public in the 16th century.
Jardin des Tuileries features sculptures, fountains, two large basins and two museums - the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume and the Musée de l'Orangerie. Claude Monet's famous water lilies are on display in the Musée de l'Orangerie. Perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll, do what the Parisians do, and grab one of the numerous green lawn chairs and sit and watch passers-by, read a book, or listen to your iPod. More athletic types run through the park in loops, as there are paths throughout the park. Children and adults also can be seen playing football , and there is a play park for children in the middle, as well as trampolines (you must pay a small fee). Ideally suited for a picnic lunch, bring a sandwich or, better yet, buy a fresh baguette, cheese and ham to make your own, and wash it down with a bottle of Beaujolais or chilled rosé. Or, enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes where you can buy salads, sandwiches, pasta, and desserts, including over the top ice cream sundaes.
Jardin des Tuileries is the favourite park for the locals. Keep in mind that the park closes after 6:00PM.How to get to Jardin des Tuileries: By Metro line 1 to Tuileries station. And the opening hours: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM April to September and 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM October to March