Hey mes petits dreamers,

Today I discovered le Grand Carré des Tuileries.

The Grand Carré which means The Large Square follows the formal plan of the Garden à la française created André LeNôtre in the 17th century.  Located in the eastern part of the garden and was once the private garden of the King under Louis Philippe and Napoleon III.  The main feature being it’s incredible fountain.

On a quest for a bit of space and serenity in this crazy city, this is the perfect place to pull up a chair next to the fabulous fountain and soak up the sun while it lasts.  It seems I’m not the only one with this idea, but I understand because even though every neighborhood in Paris has a small garden with the odd fountain this one is the bee’s.

You can visit any day of the week with the gates closing at 9 pm in the summer months and at 7:30 pm from September through March.

Still getting lost in the right direction.



 Relaxing. French style.


Stairway to fountain heaven.


 Don’t be sad 🙁


 Happy days 🙂