Year of 2017

Happy Bastille Day
Ferris wheel in the Tuileries Garden in Paris, France

In the heart of Paris is the Louvre, and right next door is the Tuileries Garden. Established in the 16th century by Queen Catherine de’ Medici as a royal garden, it became a public park after the French Revolution. Today, the Tuileries Garden will be full of people celebrating Bastille Day, a commemoration of the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Some Bastille Day traditions might seem familiar to us—parades, music, and fireworks figure into the revels.

The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Created by Catherine de Medici as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was eventually opened to the public in 1667 and became a public park after the French Revolution. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it was the place where Parisians celebrated, met, strolled, and relaxed.
Address: 113 Rivoli street, 75001 Paris
Phone: 01 40 20 90 43
Jardin des Tuileries plan