Between the Louvre and place de la Concorde stretch the gravel walkways of the gardens named after the tile factories—tuileries—that once stood here in medieval times.
Since the 16th century the gardens have been a chic promenade and gathering spot. Lines of yew hedges fan out from the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel toward the Terrasse des Tuileries.
Here, scattered among the yews, are 20 sculptures by Aristide Maillol. It’s a bit of the Louvre (just steps away) outdoors. The sculpture garden includes Maillol’s The Night, seen here. Stroll the labyrinthine space and take in the art from all angles. Or find a spot to lounge on the green lawn under the foliage and amidst the figures. Only in Paris… Φ