The Carrousel and Tuileries gardens are two open-air sculpture museums that host 20 sculptures by Aristide Maillol on Carrousel Garden, and, 200 exceptional statues and vases, dating from the 17th to the 21st century on n the Tuileries Garden which Since 2005, it has been managed and developed by the Louvre.
Registered since 1914 as a protected French National Historical Site, it has also been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1991 as part of the “Banks of the Seine” site.
The garden was created in the 16th century by Catherine de Médicis, widow of King Henri II, initially serving as a royal garden, in the 17th century it became one of the first Parisian gardens open to the public. Henri IV had white mulberry trees planted on the Terrasse des Feuillants, essential for cultivating silkworms, an industry he wished to develop.
It was the site of several other notable innovations, such as Jacques Charles and Noël Robert’s hydrogen-filled balloon in 1783, and the first motor show in 1898.
Over the years many artists painted the garden but the most notable of are perhaps from the Impressionist painters, including Monet, captured its light and colors in a radically new way.
Its team of gardeners is committed to protecting the environment, by recycling waste, avoiding the use of chemical weedkillers, and using insects for pest control. No matter what the season is, this enormous green space offers everyone countless opportunities for walks and relaxation.
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