The gardens of the Louvre
The Louvre and Tuileries National Estate includes a number of gardens. To the west is the historically important Tuileries Garden, while the Carrousel Garden lies between the wings of the Louvre Museum. Both form beautiful settings for the many sculptures and vases which reside there, more than 200 in all, dating from the 17th century to modern times. The plant heritage is just as rich and varied, with over 35 species of trees and many green areas mixed with perennials and annuals in subtle combinations. Here and there, in the shade or in the sun, small model sailboats still ply the clear waters, and visitors relax on the iconic Fermob-designed seats. JR.
At 35 minutes from the Hotel Monge by walk
At 20 minutes from the Hotel Monge by metro, line 7.
Gardens of the Carrousel and the Tuileries, 113 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st
Open daily from 7:00 to 23:00 in July and August
Photo: Jardin des Tuileries Garden, Grand Carré, small northern and southern basin - 2010, Musée du Louvre, Christophe Fouin