Once the private garden in Paris for Catherine de Medici, who inspired its creation in 1562, the Jardin des Tuileries is rich with history. Through the centuries that followed the garden transformed, as subsequent caretakers were inspired to expand and add their own personal touch to what was, at the time, the largest and most beautiful garden in Paris.
Through all of its changes, it has been an inspiration to artists of all genres. From Manet, La Musique aux Tuileries 1862, to Monet, Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies) 1920–26 and Rodin, Le Baiser (The Kiss) 1934 (to name a few). Today it is a place where ordinary Parisians go to relax, meet, stroll and enjoy the fresh air and greenery, and perhaps even be entertained.
The garden in Paris is enjoyed all year round, and even when the leaves have fallen and there is snow on the ground, it is still a beautiful sight!
The beauty of Los Altos is that as we move from summer to fall we are not encumbered by inclement weather, and as such there are wonderful parks and gardens to visit. Filoli, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a delightful experience year round. Gamble Garden, was designed in 1908 is an oasis of beauty and tranquility. Surprisingly the gardens throughout Stanford Shopping Center are some of the most beautiful.
For me, this time of year brings an excitement and aliveness, but also a settling to the air; with kids going back to school, and the days growing shorter, our community wraps up well-loved outdoor summer activities.
Experience the Jarden de Tuileries when you stay at Enchanté Boutique Hotel. Enjoy the flavor of a French garden as we welcome you to a room full of bright colors and textures. Browns, greens, and raspberry crisp white fabrics, prints, plaids and solids, with textures and trims to please your eyes.
To complete your Paris garden experience, Rodin sculptures can be seen at the Cantor Museum, located on the Stanford University Campus, a short drive from Enchanté Boutique Hotel. Or, if you are up for a trip to San Francisco, Monet’s Water Lilies have a permanent home at the de Young Legion of Honor.