We took a Sunday walk through Tuilleries Gardens, which dates back to the 1570s. It was originally the site of tilemakers (tuileries) who were cleared out to make way for the grounds and palace that became today’s Louvre Museum. In the late 1600s Andre Le Notre was commissioned to design the gardens that are still enjoyed today.
As we walked to the Orangerie, a nearby museum, I was struck by the seemingly unending mass of humanity filling the gardens. When the heavens loosened a downpour, within moments this crowd all but vanished.