The Jardin de Tuileries was one of my favorite places to hang out and rest and people-watch while in Paris. It was built by Catherine de Médici in the 1500’s and redesigned a couple times since then.
At one end is the Louvre…
…and way at the other end is the Place de la Concorde. You can just barely see the egyptian obelisk at the end of the path in this picture. It’s a pretty big place.
The grounds are pretty and restful; art sculptures all over,
and pools of water you can sit around.
At the end by the Louvre were my favorite two sculptures. Here a lioness fights an alligator. A piece of the Louvre shows in the background.
And on the other side of the path the lioness with a peacock and her cubs. The other end of the Louvre is in the background.
Here’s one of Julius Caesar that’s kind of nice.
And the Good Samaritan.
The Rue de Rivoli runs all along the north side of the Jardin de Tuileries, and along that whole edge is a small amusement park, mostly for kids. There is a huge ferris wheel as part of the park.
Another picture of the ferris wheel. One evening it was starting to cloud up and I liked the colors of the ferris wheel, the buildings and the sky.