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Monday, July 18, 2011

Jardin des Tuileries - My fav Parisian Park

Jardin des Tuileries is seriously the best jardin (garden) ever out of all the parks in Paris such as Jardin des Plantes, Jardin des Luxembourg and the smaller jardins. It has two great giant fountains that makes it an extremely good place to cool down and people watch, not to mention the fact that it houses an entire amusement park and is so near Le Louvre and Rue Rivoli, Rue Saint-Honore and Place Vendome. That area is an expensive neighbourhood filled with amazing tearooms, high end designer labels like Carolina Herrera, Givenchy and YSL and also Colette, the super hippie cool multilabel boutique.

I arrived at Assemble Nationale metro station and wandered around for a good one and half hours before finally finding Jardin des Tuileries. Silly me mistook Palais Royale for Musee d'Orsay originally and wandered around for a good 1 hour before finding the way to Jardin des Tuileries.

The prettiest bridge in Paris!
Place de la Concorde
Inside Jardin desTuileries
Children playing boats in one of the two fountains in the Jardin
Les Arts Decoratifs
A complete mini amusement park right within the Jardin, very popular and filled with children especially during the holiday period when I visited. They have lots of very nice food like churros (a kind of fried potato fries), fruit punch of every colour, candy floss (they call it "bearde de papa" aka Papa's beard) and all kinds of bonbons (candy) there. They also have a small Flume Ride, Haunted House, small rollercoasters, trampolines, bungee jumps and a lovely ferris wheel.

A mini Arc de Triomphe on sorts just in front of the amazing Louvre museum

Chez Angelina
Just on Rue de Rivoli outside Jardin des Tuileries, you can find Angelina, a wonderful tea salon with lots of amazing cakes and pastries. They are very famous for their hot chocolate, despite it being slightly expensive. But for macarons, please please visit Laduree, they really have the best macarons ever and despite it being 1,65euros for just a small piece, it is really worth a taste.

I chose a Mont Blanc - cream wrapped with a chestnut layer to taste and happily ate it in the Jardin next to the fountain. Ooh c'est la vie (:

The one I ate

The lovely tearoom
 If you're ever in Paris, please visit the Jardin des Tuileries, and while you're at it, you can also drop by the following museums that are in walking distance:
Les Arts Decoratifs
Le Louvre
Musee d'Orsay (for Impressionism)
Musee d'Orange Tuileries (for Claude Monet's long paintings that wrap around an oval room, absolutely amazing)

And also:
Palais Royale
Petit Palais
Place de la Concorde

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