A few minutes from the Londres Saint-Honoré Hotel, the Tuileries gardens are full of marvels for the visitor. With the Louvre at one end, this magnificent garden in the French style was laid out by Le Nôtre in the 17th Century, and is the perfect place to stroll and escape the bustle of the city. Statues by Rodin, such as The Kiss and Méditation avec bras (Meditation with arm), embellish the avenues alongside works by Maillol and other prestigious artists. The gardens are scattered with chairs, an invitation to pause and rest after a day of visits and tours.
On the southern side the understated Musée de l’Orangerie contains a major collection of paintings by artists such as Monet, Cézanne and Picasso.
The Musée du Jeu de Paume is an exhibition space for contemporary art and photography.
Throughout the summer the Fête des Tuileries fills the gardens with life, its 80 attractions and numerous musical events spreading a relaxed and informal atmosphere across this area of Paris
Not far from the Louvre and our hotel, close to the Tuileries gardens, the Place de la Concorde gives pride of place to its famous obelisk. In the 18th Century Paris' biggest square was originally graced by a statue of Louis XV; but this was replaced in 1831 with an obelisk from the Luxor Temple, a gift to France from the Viceroy of Egypt.
The Place has been re-modelled several times and its adornments now include two fountains. It plays host to important events and gatherings and provides a harmonious link between the Avenue des Champs Elysées and the Tuileries gardens. This vast and majestic space fills every visitor with awe.