The Jardin des Tuileries
Admire sculptures by Rodin, Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet standing proudly alongside aisles of lime and chestnut trees, discover fountains sparkling amidst the lawns and groves and relax on a chair by the great Bassin to watch as children race their model boats as they have done here for generations. History and time seem to hang suspended from the branches of these majestic trees in the Jardin des Tuileries, a beautiful park named after the tile workshops that once stood there. Originally laid out at the behest of Catherine de Médicis in the late 16th century, the park was redesigned in the French formal style by André Le Nôtre in the 1660s. Located at the main gate, next to the Place de la Concorde, the library of the Jardin des Tuileries is another treasure to discover, with its 4000 books related to the art of gardening. JR.
Less than 30 minutes from the Hotel Fabric
113 rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st
Open 7:30 to 19:30 from the last Sunday in September to the last Saturday in March; from 7:00 to 21:00 from the last Sunday in March to the last Saturday in September, and from 7:00 to 23:00 in the months of June, July and August.
Photo Jardin des Tuileries (paris.fr)