HD photographs of Jeu de Paume inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 54

We were in the Jardin des Tuileries located within the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the Jeu de Paume in Paris.

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Jeu de Paume building Terrasse du Jeu de Paume Tuileries Gardens
This first HD photo shows a building called the Jeu de Paume, which is located within the Tuileries Gardens on the north western side close to the Place de la Concorde on the upper terrace that was originally constructed by Andre Le Notre.
Front of Jeu de Paume in Jardin des Tuileries
Here you can see the front entrance to the Jeu de Paume, and this name translates in English to Palm Game, because originally many centuries ago this was a game played on a court by hitting the ball with your hands, which was prior to racquets being introduced in the 1700s, when it became very similar to tennis.
North facade Jeu de Paume in Jardin des Tuileries
You will find that the building to house the Jeu de Paume court was constructed in 1861 under the orders of Napoleon III, because this was a sport traditionally played inside, and there are courts at many famous castles in France such as Chateaux of Versailles and Fontainebleu, hence why this was constructed for the Tuileries Palace.
East facade Jeu de Paume in Jardin des Tuileries
This photo shows the back of the Jeu de Paume and a perspective looking down the side, with the dimensions of the building being 13 metres in width and 80 metres in length, which was used as a tennis court up until 1909, when its purposed changed to become an exhibition venue, then a museum called the Musee Jeu de Paume.
Pediment sculpture entrance Jeu de Paume
However, this is a close up photograph we took showing the top pediment above the entrance to the Jeu de Paume, which as you can tell has a shield in the centre with an eagle depicting the Empire, and below this, if you look carefully, you can see the letter N relating to Napoleon.
North side doorway on Jeu de Paume building
Here is another entrance door located on the side of the building with its name of Musee du Jeu de Paume above, and originally this housed contemporary art works such as those of Pablo Picasso, but when the Nazis took over Paris during World War II it became a store for the art they had confiscated.
Stone plaque South side of Jeu de Paume
Whereas this shows another close up photo of a plaque located on the building, and when translated into English this reads;

From autumn 1940 to summer 1944, the Jeu de Paume building was requisitioned by the occupation forces to store, sort and ship stolen art to Germany that had been collected from art dealers, artists and private individuals of Jewish confession.

On the Order of Jacques Jaujard, director of National Museums, Rose Valland, attached to the Jeu de Paume Museum for conservation followed and recorded daily these operations without the knowledge of the occupier, despite the risks.

This mission provided the location and permitted restitution of more than 45,000 works of art.

The present plaque was unveiled on 27th April 2005 by Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, Minister of Culture and Communication, in homage to this act of courage and resistance.
Tuileries tourist information board for Jeu de Paume
So here you can see a tourist information board, which is located on the Terrasse du Jeu de Paume, which in English generally reads;

The Jeu de Paume was edified by architect Viraut in 1862 on the extremities of the Terrasse de Feuillants, at the initiative of a private circle.

It was transformed to house first a concert hall and a museum of contemporary art of foreign Schools (1922-1939), then the Impressionist art(1947-1986).

Restructured in 1991, it is henceforth dedicated to contemporary photography.
West facade Jeu de Paume
But here you can see the front facade of what is now called the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume within the Jardin des Tuileries, and as you can tell, there is a ramp to the front entrance making this suitable for the disabled, plus there is a ramp known as the Rampe Nord within the gardens that takes you to the north western terrace called the Terrasse du Jeu de Paume, for those that cannot used the stairs.

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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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Tuileries attractions

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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Musee du Jeu de Paume
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Musee de l'Orangerie
Octagonal water feature
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
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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