The Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries

Explore the most famous Parisian museum home to the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, Winged Victory of Samothrace and its neighbouring park, Jardin des Tuileries.

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Hôtel La Tamise is the perfect base for exploring the Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, followed by a bit of R&R in Jardin des Tuileries.

 

The Louvre

 

Not only is the Louvre world-renowned as the most visited museum on the planet but it is also one of the biggest exhibition spaces with over 60,000m² devoted to permanent collections from Antiquity to 1848. The museum is divided into several areas including:

  • Eastern Antiquities
  • Islamic Arts
  • Egyptian Antiquities
  • Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities
  • Sculptures
  • Ornaments
  • Paintings

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Venus de Milo from the Hellenistic Age and the more recent Louvre Pyramid by the architect Pei are among the Louvre's masterpieces.

After exploring the museum, take a break or time out to read in Jardin des Tuileries. 

 

Jardin des Tuileries

 

This is the biggest and oldest public park in Paris covering over 20ha. It's a 2 minute walk from Hôtel La Tamise in the middle of a square surrounded by Place de la Concorde to the north, the Louvre to the south, the Seine to the west and Rue de Rivoli to the east.

It was originally the Jardin du Palais des Tuileries commissioned by Catherine de' Medici but all that remains is the name which refers to the old tile factories that once stood here. In the 17th century, André Le Nôtre redesigned the park to give it a "French style".

The park became an art space in the 18th century with lots of marble statues. André Malraux launched a project to install Maillol sculptures in 1964. Every autumn the park plays host to artwork from the FIAC (International Contemporary Art Fair).

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