Definitions

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  • proper n. a palace in Paris, France which was built in the 16th century and destroyed by fire in 1871.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. formal gardens next to the Louvre in Paris
  • n. palace and royal residence built for Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and burned down in 1871; all that remains today are the formal gardens

Etymologies

From French Tuileries, from tuileries, feminine plural of tuilerie ("place for manufacturing tiles"). The name comes from the tile kilns which occupied the site before the palace. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The origin of the name Tuileries is somewhat ignominiously traced from that of a tile factory which existed here in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, in the sixteenth century.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • "Ah! you have! well, did you ever meet with a house in Paris that they call the Tuileries? because it's a dog-kennel to the Alacrity."

    The Pilot

  • The big delight after the Tuileries was the obelisk of Ramesses II in the Place du Concorde, marking anchoring? the spot where the guillotine worked during the Terror, where royal heads rolled.

    princeofcairo: So, A Month Ago, I Was In Paris

  • In those days in all Europe there was not one European: I alone among all the vitriol-throwers could have told them to their face that their Tuileries was a mistake.

    A Raw Youth

  • Within the Palace of the Tuileries is a subterranean passage, constructed for the infant King of Rome and his nurses, which, plunging beneath the pavements, and passing along the whole length of the gardens, under the terrace beside the river bank, suddenly emerges at the gate of the Place du Carrousel, in front of the obelisk.

    Edmond Dantès

  • The palace of the Tuileries was a very disagreeable residence during the summer, which made the Queen wish to go to St. Cloud.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Here we are back in Paris; if we knew how to profit by it I would not complain; but, as you know, the château of the Tuileries will be our habitual promenade.

    The Ruin of a Princess

  • The Tuileries was the last important undertaking of the architect, who was buried with the honours of a canon of Notre-Dame.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • That winter in the Tuileries was a dismal one indeed, for the royal family had none of the gaiety and freedom which had been part of the happy life at Versailles, and even when the King wished to go to his summer palace at St. Cloud for rest and change, this was not allowed.

    Ten Boys from History

  • What the legend attributes to Napoleon Buonaparte as his commentary on the conduct of King Louis at the Tuileries was to be the

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Vol. I. (of IV.)

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