Monday, August 1, 2011

The Tuileries

The Tuileries in Paris are a great place to relax and enjoy your surroundings. 

People relaxing in the Tuileries
The gardens were originally laid out by André Le Nôtre, Louis XIV's landscape architect, in the 17th century.  Le Nôtre is also responsible for the beautiful gardens in Versailles.

A pond in the Tuileries
The Tuileries are located in front of the Louvre pyramids, just behind the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel.  If you look through the center of the gardens, you can see the obelisk from Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe in the distance.

Map of the Tuileries in relation to other notable landmarks
Green metal chairs can be found throughout the gardens.  Sit here, relax, admire the fountains and people watch.

The infamous green chairs from the Parisian gardens
The gardens are lined with modern and contemporary sculptures, fountains, flowers and trees.  Along the perimeter of the gardens, parallel to Rue de Rivoli is a fair that is home to a Ferris wheel, rides, games, barbecues and cotton candy!

Ferris Wheel
View of the fair from the Tuileries gardens
xo Ceilidh

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