This panorama shows a small planted area off to one side from the main path through the Jardin des Tuileries. Most people simply walk through the park from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde and miss the things shielded by the trees on either side of this.
Jardin des Tuileries - Paris visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Jardin des Tuileries' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Paris.
The Jardain des Tuileries in Paris is built on a former quarry for clay used to make tiles and it is after this that it is named (tuilerie in French). The large park and garden extends from the front of the the Louvre on the eastern edge to the Place de la Concorde on west.
As the name suggests, the Jardin des Tuileries was a garden before it became a public park. The garden belonged to the Tuileries Palace described below and now forms part of the Axe historique (historical axis) of Paris which is also sometimes called the Voie Triomphale (triumphal way). Jardin des Tuileries coves about 63 acres (25 hectares), and was designed by Andre Le Notre in 1664. The current layout faithfully retains this design.
Metro: Tuileries (Line 1), Concorde (Lines 1, 8, 12)