HD photographs of Octagonal water feature inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 50

We were within the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the historical Octagonal Basin within the gardens.

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Western water feature Octagonal Basin Jardin des Tuileries
This first HD photo shows the Octagonal Basin, which is spelt Bassin Octogonal and it is positioned in the centre of the western part of the Tuileries Gardens close to the entrance by the Place de la Concorde bordered by two rose gardens, called roseraie in French, one of which you can see here
Jardin des Tuileries West Octagonal Basin
It was actually Jean Baptiste Colbert, a French politician who worked under King Louis XIV, that commissioned Andre Le Notre to redesign the Jardin des Tuileries, which was after his major success at the Chateau de Versailles and the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle previous to that, and this historical Octagonal Basin was one of the elements in his design.
SW view over Octagonal Basin Jardin des Tuileries
Known as a Jardin a la Francaise, Andre Le Notre utilised geometrical shapes and perspectives, which could allow the garden to be seen from above and from elevated positions such as terraces or the palace itself, and the Bassin Octogonal is located right by the Allee Centrale, which provided a view from this water feature to the Palais des Tuileries.
Octagonal water feature Jardin des Tuileries
Work on the new design for the Tuileries Gardens was started in 1666 and completed in 1672, and it was during this time that the 60 metre diameter Octagonal Basin with its water fountain was installed, along with three additional basins at the opposite end of the garden, and obviously these have had to be maintained and even restored over the centuries, with a new water system being completed in 2011.
NW view over Octagonal water Basin Tuileries Gardens
However, this is a view looking over the Octagonal Basin towards the entrance of the Jardin des Tuileries and the Place de la Concorde with the Luxor Obelisk, but as you can also see in this photo, there are two ramps in a horseshoe shape that lead up to terraces, which was another design feature by Andre Le Notre that was implemented at the same time.
SE over Tuileries Gardens octagonal water feature
Yet this photo is looking in the opposite direction over the Octagonal Basin and down the 350 metre long Allee Centrale of the Tuileries Gardens towards the Musee du Louvre, which we took while standing in the area known as the Fer a cheval, which in English translates to horseshoe, and this relates to the design feature we mentioned above.

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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

Related information

Tuileries Gardens map
Tuileries Gardens video
Musee du Louvre

Tuileries attractions

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel photos 2016
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Musee du Jeu de Paume photos
Musee du Jeu de Paume
Musee de l'Orangerie photos
Musee de l'Orangerie
Grand Bassin Rond
Fete des Tuileries
Childrens playground
Model sailing boat pond
Vivier sud
Exedre Nord pond
Exedre Sud pond
Vegetable Garden
Judas Tree
Pin de Corse tree
White Mulberry tree

Tuileries monuments

Charles Perrault monument
Waldeck-Rousseau monument
Jules Ferry monument
Vestige du Palais des Tuileries
Le Chene de la Republique monument
Monument aux Morts de Port Vendres
Monument a Cezanne

Tuileries Grand Bassin statues

Le Centaur Nessus Enlevant Dejanire
La Comedie
Le Serment de Spartacus
Medee statue
1836 Alexandre Combattant
Le Bon Samaritain
Pericles Distribuant les Couronnes aux Artistes
L'Homme et sa Misere ou La Misere
Cain statue
Cassandre se met sous la protection de Pallas
Hercules And Minotaur

Tuileries Bassin Octogonal statues

La Loire et le Loiret
The Nile
Agrippine D'Apres l'antique
Female statue
1722 Julius Caesar
1712 L'Hiver
Goddess of Agriculture
1695 Veturie
Le Tibre
La Seine et la Marne

Tuileries Aristide Maillol statues

1943 La Riviere
Ile de France
Pomone Drapee
La Jeune Fille Allongee
La Nuit
Goddess of Spring
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

Other Tuileries statues

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

Cafe Reale Italian
Cafe Renard
Kiosque Paul takeaway

Attractions close by

Joan of Arc statue
Angelina Tearoom
Luxor Obelisk
Thomas Jefferson monument
Musee National de la Legion d’Honneur
Musee d’Orsay
Musee de la Publicite
Musee de la Mode et du Textile
Maxim’s Musee Art Nouveau
Jardins des Champs Elysees
Place de la Madeleine
Pont Alexandre III
Musee Petit Palais
Colonne Vendome
Musee des Arts Decoratifs