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Travelling with children can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit of a challenge. If you're looking for something to do in Paris that will keep everyone in your family entertained, look no further than the Tuileries Garden. The garden has so many different activities and games that there's something to suit every age and interest.

Our families favourite was definitely 'Les Petits Bateaux'!

The round Grand Bassin in the Tuileries Garden welcomes a fleet of small sailing boats of all colors.

Children will love having fun around the pool and sailing their little sailboats with a stick. This activity has existed since 1850, and is part of what makes the garden so picturesque!

When you have had enough sailing, the brightly-colored carousel, located near the Place de la Concorde, is set in the shade of trees and evokes the magical world of Perrault's fairy tales.

Interesting Facts
  • The Tuileries Gardens take their name from tile factories which once stood on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici built the Palais des Tuileries in 1564.
  • King Louis XIV's gardener, André Le Nôtre, re-landscaped the gardens in 1664 to give them their current French formal garden style.
  • The Tuileries Gardens were opened to the public in 1667 and became a public park after the French Revolution.
  • The Musée de l’Orangerie, in the south-west part of the Tuileries, houses many of Monet's works.
  • The Tuileries Garden is located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France.
Plan more about your visit to the Jardin des Tuileries here.
Chariot Coloré - Petits Bateaux

This wonderful image was taken by one of our favourite bloggers located in Paris.  Barbara's blog - Fragments of Paris {Frammenti de Parigi} lives between Paris & Tuscany and brings a delightful perspective to the reader. 

You can enjoy more at Barbara's Blog.

📷 Blogger - Frammenti di Parigi


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