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The 'Jardins des Tuileries', or 'Tuileries Gardens' are a landmark in Paris. The Rue de Rivoli lies to the north, the Louvre to the east, the Seine is to the south, and the Place de la Concorde is to the west of the gardens.
Originally the Jardins des Tuileries were attached to the Palais des Tuileries, built by Catherine de Medici after the death of her husband, Henri II in 1559. The palace was destroyed in 1871 during the suppression of the Paris Commune.
The the design of the 25 hectares of gardens was laid out by the architect André le Nôtre in 1664, and has not changed much.
The word 'Tuileries' means 'kilns' - it refers to the kilns roof tiles (tuiles) were fired in. You may have heard of 'tuiles' which are small curved cookies popular in France.
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Jardin des Tuileries
zhahr/da~ deh tweel/ree
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