There are few sights in Paris that have changed as little over the past 350 years as the Tuileries, the grandfather of French gardens. Long before it was a public thoroughfare, the Tuileries was the place to see and be seen, to seduce and to be seduced, to practice one’s vices, and display one’s virtues.
Stroll through the Tuileries and Carrousel Gardens on this walking tour, starting outside the Louvre or Orsay Museums. Leaving Paris’ busy streets behind, I’ll transport you back to the era of the garden’s creation, when it was the stomping ground of kings and queens. Along the way, you’ll learn its history, hear the stories behind its sculptures, and enjoy incredible views of Paris.
I've designed this 60-minute tour as an easy-going and informative walk that you can enjoy at your leisure. There are garden chairs and outdoor cafés along the way if you need a break. The tour ends at Place de la Concorde and the entrance to Paris’ most famous avenue, the Champs-Elysées.