HD photographs of Exedre Sud pond inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 53

We took these high definition photos showing the Exedre Sud, which is located within the Grand Couvert area of the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.

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Exedre Sud water feature And statues Jardin des Tuileries
This first HD photo shows the pond within the Jardin des Tuileries called the Exedre Sud, which in English translates to South Exedra, and this can be found within a section of the gardens called the Grand Couvert, that is covered by numerous trees.
Jardin Tuileries Exedre Sud with statue
However, here you can see the view from the opposite end of the Exedre Sud pond as we were looking in an easterly direction towards one of the restaurants located within the Tuileries Gardens, which has lovely views over the area and also provides much needed shade on a summers day.
West end Exedre Sud and statue looking SE
Now an exedra is actually an architectural feature that has been used for centuries within buildings and gardens, and they are designed with the wall as an arc or semi-circular shape, which has a platform, and like you can see here, they are sometimes used as a feature for placing statues on.
East end Exedre Sud water feature with statues
You will also find that different water features including fish ponds, basins and water fountains have been utilised within French Gardens for centuries, especially those belonging to royal chateaux, and it was the new government that decided to renovate the Jardin des Tuileries back in 1794, which is when the Exedre Sud was constructed.
Venus Callipyge statue Exedre Sud looking North
In fact, it was the architect August Cheval de Saint-Hubert and the painter Jacques Louis David who designed new elements for the Tuileries Gardens where they envisioned a classical style influenced by ancient Rome, and historical statues such as this one called Venus Callipyge were a part of the plan.
Exedra within Exedre Sud water feature Tuileries Gardens
Venus Callipyge was actually sculpted at the French Academy in Rome back in the 1600s and shipped to the Chateau de Versailles, but then went to the former Chateau de Marly, before being placed on the South Exedra in 1794, which is what happened with the other statues on both of the exedras within the Tuileries Gardens.
Statues western end Exedre Sud looking North
But this next photograph shows an additional two historical statues that were placed within the Exedre Sud pond in the late 1700s, which are named Apollo and Daphne, or a full title of Apollo Pursuing Daphne, based upon a mythological story.
Info plaque Exedre Sud water feature
Although, due to their age, as you can see from this close up photo showing the plaque located by the pond, these are actually copies or casts of Apollo and Daphne, with the originals being held within the Musee du Louvre, who also maintain all different aspects of the historical Tuileries Gardens.
Aquatic plants Exedra South Pond
So here you can see another view of the Exedre Sud, with its aquatic plants such as reeds, and this pond also holds fish, which is in keeping with the tradition of ponds that can be found within the gardens of royal castles, just like the Jardin des Tuileries, which was classified as a protected historical monument back in 1914, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.
North West view Venus Callipyge statue Exedre Sud
And here is another photo showing the Venus Callipyge statue that was produced by Francois Barois who sculpted this as a copy of an original dating centuries before, which, as we have mentioned, is located at the exedra of the Exedre Sud within the Grand Couvert area of the Tuileries Gardens.

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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

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Childrens playground
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Vegetable Garden
Judas Tree
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Tuileries monuments

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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
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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
La Seine et la Marne

Tuileries Aristide Maillol statues

1943 La Riviere
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Pomone Drapee
La Jeune Fille Allongee
La Nuit
Goddess of Spring
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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
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Jean-Claude Touche
Michel Mouchet
Antonio Lopez-Ros
Georges Bailly
Pierre Laigle
Marcel Bizien
Georges Fontaine
Guy Lecomte

Tuileries restaurants

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