Paris is known for its world-famous landmarks as well as its hundreds of beautiful parks, including the grand Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden). It was first built in 1564 as the private garden of the Tuileries Palace before being opened to the public nearly a century later. The garden has stood the test of time and survived some important events in French history. It was a place of importance during the French Revolution and the palace later became the home of Napoleon Bonaparte. Today, the garden is a lovely place for leisure, where natural scenery mixes beautifully with views of the city.