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We were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris within the Jardin des Tuileries, when we took these high definition photos showing the Vegetable Garden and its contemporary art sculptures called Comptine by Anne Rochette.

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Vegetable Garden in Jardin des Tuileries
When the widow of King Henri II, Catherine de Medici, first had the Jardin des Tuileries laid out for her new palace next to the Palais du Louvre, although there were elements like flowerbeds and a grotto based upon the Italian Renaissance Garden, there were sections for practicality used as kitchen gardens and vineyards, so in keeping with tradition and its history, this first HD photo shows a small vegetable garden.
Mushroom Sculpture in Jardin des Tuileries Vegetable Garden
Every palace had kitchen gardens to supply the royal family and their court with fresh produce, and although you can still see a small vegetable garden within the Jardin des Tuileries, known as a Potager in French, in keeping with the fact that this free public park is also classed as an open air museum, a contemporary art installation was also included, called Comptine, which in English translates to Nursery Rhyme, and this sculpture is a part of this.
Vegetable plants in Jardin des Tuileries Potager
Here you can see another view of the Potager within the Tuileries Gardens with the grape vines and other vegetables growing, along with two of the sculptures, which were produced by Anne Rochette in 1999, and born in 1957, she studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and has produced works for exhibitions both abroad and in France.
Artichokes in Tuileries Vegetable Garden
Although the Jardin des Tuileries has been in existence for over 450 years, many aspects of the gardens have changed over this time, and from 1991 the Tuileries Gardens were completely redeveloped by the landscape architects Pascal Cribier and Louis Benech, and the Potager with the Comptine contemporary art works was produced in collaboration with Pascal Cribier.
Anne Rochette sculpture in Jardin des Tuileries Potager
The vegetable garden is surrounded by a corrugated iron painted fence, and in this photo you can see another one of the sculptures by Anne Rochette in the Comptine composition, and although this is the formal name of Nursery Rhyme, or Rhyme, some places title it by a different name of Un, deux, trois, nous.., which in English translates to One, two, three.
Polychrome bronze sculpture in Tuileries Vegetable Garden
Yet in this photograph you can see another of the small sculptures that make up the Nursery Rhyme composition, which have all been designed and produced using polychrome bronze, a bronze patina and painted bronze, which also ties in with the painted iron fence.
Tourist info plaque Jardin des Tuileries Vegetable Garden
Now here you can see a close up photo of the plaque positioned at the edge of the vegetable garden explaining a few details about the sculptures, and as you can see, this was a public commission of the French state that was installed within the Tuileries Gardens in the year 2000 as a deposit of the National Contemporary Art funds.
Vegetable plant covers at Jardin des Tuileries Potager
However, it was actually back in 1981 that the French President, Francois Mitterrand, launched the Grand Louvre project, which also included the renovation of the Tuileries Gardens and this has been ongoing with replanting of trees, re-laying out different parterres or groves as they are known in English, along with installing additional works of art by living artists.
Potager fence in Jardin des Tuileries
You will find that the Potager is one of the sixteen parterres, or groves that are located within the Grand Couvert area of the Tuileries Gardens, and this vegetable garden can be found on the south side by the Allee du pied de la terrasse du Bord de l'Eau and the alleyway that runs across the garden called the Allee de Castiglione.
Jardin des Tuileries, Grand Couvert Vegetable Garden
Also, you may be pleased to know that there are no pesticides or insecticides used within the Tuileries Gardens, which means that it is a haven for wildlife as well as being kind to the environment, and since 1991 parts of the banks of the River Seine including the Jardin des Tuileries have been classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Vegetable Garden bamboo plant supports, Jardin des Tuileries
Although it was as far back as 1914 that the Tuileries Gardens was classified as an historical monument in its own right, and even though the original palace was destroyed during the Paris Commune, it opened up an area to the fabulous former Palais du Louvre, and since 2005 it is the Musee du Louvre who oversee the entire maintenance of the gardens.
Potager, Tuileries Gardens, Paris
So even though maintenance and improvements are continually ongoing, with additional arts works being installed like this sculpture within the vegetable garden that is part of the Comptine contemporary art composition by Anne Rochette, the Tuileries Gardens still has a very rich history and so much to discover that people can enjoy for free, which is in the 1st Arrondissement and is open all year round from dawn until dusk.

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Address details

Tuileries Gardens, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Gated area opening times
April to May: 7am - 9pm
June to August: 7am - 11pm
September: 7am - 9pm
October to March: 7:30am - 7:30pm

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Judas Tree
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Charles Perrault monument
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L'Homme et sa Misere ou La Misere
Cain statue
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Tuileries Bassin Octogonal statues

La Loire et le Loiret
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1722 Julius Caesar
1712 L'Hiver
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Le Tibre
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Tuileries Aristide Maillol statues

1943 La Riviere
Ile de France
Pomone Drapee
La Jeune Fille Allongee
La Nuit
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Baigneuse Se Coiffant
La Nymphe
Les Trois Graces
La Baigneuse Drapee
La Mediterranee
L'Action Enchainee

Tuileries Exedre Sud statues

Venus Callipyge
Confidence sculpture
Daphne statue
Apollo statue

Tuileries Exedre Nord statues

Manus Ultimus
Faune au Chevreau
Atalante statue
Hippomene statue

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Horses of Saint Mark
La France Victorieuse
Les Fils de Cain
Tigress and Cubs
Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile
Force et Tendresse
Retour de Chasse
Mort de Lais
Hercule Farnese
Julius Caesar
Diane a la Biche
L'Ami de Personne
L'Arbre des Vyelles
Standing Figure
Lion et Lionne se Disputant un Sanglier
Rhinoceros Attaque par un Tigre
Comptine sculptures
Standing Woman
La Foule sculpture
Personnage III
La Grande Musicienne
Lion au Serpent
Reclining Figure
Le Bel Costume
Meditation Avec Bras
Grand Commandement Blanc
The Kiss
South West Lion
La Renommee Montee sur Pegase
Mercure Monte sur Pegase
Andre Le Notre
The Welcoming Hands
North West Lion statue

Tuileries memorial plaques

Raymond Mestracci
Madeleine Brinet
Jean-Claude Touche
Michel Mouchet
Antonio Lopez-Ros
Georges Bailly
Pierre Laigle
Marcel Bizien
Georges Fontaine
Guy Lecomte

Tuileries restaurants

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