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[twee-luh-reez; French tweeluh-ree]
  1. a former royal palace in Paris: begun by Catherine de Médicis in 1564; burned by supporters of the Commune in 1871. The gardens that formed part of the palace grounds remain as a public park (Tuileries Gardens).
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Examples from the Web for tuileries

Historical Examples

  • I saw him often in his little goat-carriage at the Tuileries.

    The Boy Life of Napoleon

    Eugenie Foa

  • Then we returned to France, our beautiful France, to install ourselves in the Tuileries.

  • We were asked to give it at the Tuileries, and at the house of Princess Mathilde.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • One day I was insulted in the Tuileries, because I had alighted from my horse to walk there without wearing the national ribbon.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete

    Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe

  • After this visit the Czar went to say goodbye to the King at the Tuileries.

British Dictionary definitions for tuileries


  1. a former royal residence in Paris: begun in 1564 by Catherine de' Medici and burned in 1871 by the Commune; site of the Tuileries Gardens (a park near the Louvre)
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Word Origin and History for tuileries


former palace in Paris, begun by Catherine de Medici, 1564; so called because it was built on the site of an ancient tile-works, from Old French tieule "tile," from Latin tegula (see tile (n.)). The former residence of the royal court, it was destroyed by fire in 1871 and now is the site of the Jardin des Tuileries.

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