Devote part of your visit to the gardens
The Tuileries, the largest and oldest public park in Paris, became part of the museum in 2005. When the Louvre was a royal palace they were an integral part of the structure. There are statues, formal plantings and sculpture throughout. In addition, there’s a merry go round and play areas for the kids as well as snack bars, cafes and a bookstore.
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