Allée de Diane, Tuileries Gardens
by Leslie Hossack
The man in this image is about to cross the Allée de Diane and enter the woods.
Allée de Diane, Tuileries, Paris 2009, looking east toward the Louvre from the Allée de Diane
© Leslie Hossack
The man in the centre of this image is about to cross the Allée de Diane and enter the “Grand Couvert” or wooded area of the Tuilleries. Three parallel allées bordered by carefully trimmed chestnut trees run for two long city blocks through the woods to the octagonal basin. Thus the gardens provide a shortcut from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde.
On the left side of the photograph, a crowd can be seen near the round pond in the centre of the “Grand Carée.” (Please click on the image to see more details.) Many large vases from the 17th and 18th centuries are scattered throughout this section of the garden.