At the heart of the 1th district of Paris, the Tuileries Garden is the oldest and the most important formal garden of Paris. Its 25.5 hectares of surface (that's 35 soccer fields) are registered on the UNESCO world heritage and are classified in conformance for Historic monuments.
Its construction is begun in 1564 at the same time as the Tuileries Palace, the palace which was destroyed further to a fire in 1871. It was redrawn in 1664 by André le Nôtre at the instigation of Jean-Baptiste Colbert and Louis XIV. The garden crossed years and is in particular witness of several World Fairs, the revolution with the Assault on the Tuileries and, more trivial, the first ascent of a person in a gas balloon in 1783. It was even used as kitchen gardens during the Second World War to mitigate the lack of provisioning under the Occupation.
The Tuileries Garden is accessible within 10 minutes by car or 18 minutes in Vélib ' since the Place de la République where is the Hôtel du Nord et de l'Est.
From 6 till 9 June will take place the 11th edition of the show "Jardins, Jardin" in the Tuileries Garden, it's the major meeting for the amateurs and the professionals of art of urban gardens, with hundred exhibitors, workshops of garden and culinary for small and big, exhibitions, conferences for professionals...
The theme of this edition : the " Alive City ". For this occasion 15 short-lived gardens from 50 to 200 m ² were realized by the best French and international landscape painters, an experimental kitchen garden and the biggest urban farm will be inaugurated for the show. The Village of the outside design will be also present with about fifty designers and brand.
Last year, it is more than 20,000 visitors and 2,000 professionals that participated in the edition 2013. The edition 2014 is accessible free of charge for people under 18. Find more information on the official website.