Tuileries Gardens is a public garden in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France, situated between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde.
A vast and magnificent Florentine garden was also part of the Tuileries Palace project, which was commissioned by Catherine de Medici and began construction in 1564. Tile-making workshops known as Tuileries were located in the area where the palace was built and so the palace and its gardens were named after them.
Here, Catherine de Medici hosted lavish soirees for the aristocracy, surrounded by fountains and sculptures in the Jardin des Tuileries, which was surrounded by high walls.
It wasn’t until the 18th century that the palace and gardens were restored, inspired by typical English gardens, that they were returned to their former glory. Following Napoleón’s order, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was built to connect the Tuileries Garden and Louvre Museum.
The Paris Commune destroyed the Tuileries Palace in 1870. However, the garden has survived and is now one of Paris’ most beautiful green spaces.