Dec 4

Make the whole family’s festive fantasies come true, with the fairytale Christmas only Disneyland® Resort Paris can make real - starting as early as 8th November! Look once, gasp twice as Sleeping Beauty Castle transforms into a frosty palace of ice and the giant Christmas tree touches the stars! It’s snow wonder you’ll love Main Street, U.S.A.® - with all the decorations and snowflake sensations. And for a Fantastic treat, give your Christmas wish-list to the real deal in his village!

From November 8th till January 6th 2009.

At Disneyland Paris: www.disneylandparis.com

Information selected by FrenchVision.com and provided by Paris Tourist Office.

Oct 31

The Tuileries and Carrousel gardens extend over a surface area of 280,000 m². Since 1991 these gardens have been incorporated into the Louvre Museum project and been completetly renovated. Catherine de Médicis had the “Tuileries” palace built in 1564, on a site previously occupied by several tile factories, with a sumptuous garden divided into compartments parallel to the River Seine. In 1664 LE NOTRE redesigned it in the French style and opened the perspective up to the west, which was to become the Champs-Elysées. The Carrousel garden was created at the end of the 19th century on the site of the Tuileries Palace- burnt down during the 1871 Commune. The Carrousel garden has just been redesigned by Jacques Wirtz and rebuilt on paving stone above the galleries of the Louvre. The current layout of the Tuileries is set around a wide central avenue marking the perspective of the long main route that today extends from the Louvre to the Great Arch at la Défense. In the gardens you will find some 20 species of very fine trees including mulberry and Judas trees. A rich collection of statues adorns different areas. 18 statues by Maillol were installed in the Carrousel garden in 1964 and 1965 on the initiative of André Malraux. You will also discover works by Coustou, Rodin, Coysevox, Carpeaux and modern sculptors like Max Ernst, Ernst, Henri Laurens, Giacometti and soon contemporary works too. Trampolines for children. Fun fair in July and August.

Practical information

JARDINS DES TUILERIES
Place de la Concorde
75001  PARIS
Metro : Tuileries Concorde

The Carrousel garden is open 24hrs/24hrs. Tuileries garden : April-September : 7.30am-9pm; July-August : 7.30am-11.45pm Saturday-Sunday : until 0.45am; October-March : 7.30am-7.30pm.

Information selected by FrenchVision.com and provided by Paris Tourist Office.

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