Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Tuileries Gardens

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Hello everyone! I am so excited to be back with you all to share my very first post from Paris! The past two weeks were everything that Paris dreams are made of. I’ve been looking forward to sharing a look inside our trip, featuring not only what I wore, but tips to visiting all of my favorite sights, and a full Paris travel guide. Hopefully these posts will give you a glimpse of the magic this city holds!

Day 1 we began our adventures in the Tuileries Gardens, and they were every bit as beautiful as I had imagined! It was sunny and 75, and I wore my new favorite off the shoulder dress. I have a love for all things navy, especially in the summer, and I love the detailing on the hem of this dress! Plus, it’s under $150! Paired with a neck scarf for a parisian touch (of course!) and my favorite sneakers for a day full of walking. It turned out to be the perfect comfy, cute outfit.

No matter how much planning goes into a trip, there will always be little things you find out along the way, so I wanted to share a few tips/things to know when visiting the Tuileries Gardens!

  1. We lucked out with beautiful weather during our two weeks, and most days were perfectly sunny. If you’re planning to take photos, try visiting in the morning, later in the evening or when it’s cloudy. Shooting in full sun can be a little tricky! We ended up coming back later in the day for photos when clouds came out.
  2. Be sure to stop at the Musée de l’Orangerie located in the gardens. This is where you’ll find the stunning “Waterlillies” paintings by Monet, my absolute favorite!
  3. Make sure to wear comfy shoes, or shoes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. The pathways are all gravel/dirt, and you’ll definitely be doing a lot of walking in the gardens! My sneakers were perfect, and were easy to clean off end of day. If you’re taking photos in nice shoes, just bring them along and change into them!
  4. Another tip if taking photos- if you don’t want any other pedestrians in your photos, be sure to get there first thing in the morning, especially if you want the famous tree-lined stretch shot! P.S.- that shot (where I am in the pics) is located up a set of stairs, on the side closest to the Seine. The city is pretty quiet early in the morning, and the gardens will fill up in the afternoons. Sometimes you will get lucky and the gardens won’t be terribly busy, and you can still take photos if you don’t mind just a couple people in the background, which is what we did! Take note: there are a lot of runners throughout the gardens, haha!
  5. There are tons of cute little green chairs throughout the gardens, and by the fountains, so be sure to grab a treat, sit down and enjoy the view! We picked up a few goodies to-go at the Angelina directly next to the gardens (on Rue de Rivoli). There is also an Amorino cart, which was my favorite gelato (they make it to look like a flower on your cone!) Yum!

We ended up strolling through the Tuileries Gardens on multiple occasions, we just couldn’t stay away! If you’re planning a trip to Paris, make sure it’s at the top of your list, and I hope you find these tips helpful! Stay tuned for more posts to come, and please let me know if you have ANY questions about Paris/my trip!

Thank you for stopping by today! Xo, Rachel


  1. So fabulous!

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