Karlie Kloss shows us round the Tuileries Garden during Paris Fashion Week

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Experience some Renaissance beauty and culture in one of Karlie Kloss' favourite Parisian hotspots.

Karlie Kloss shows us Tuileries Garden in Paris

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Model Karlie Kloss took a break from Paris Fashion Week yesterday to show us all around the picturesque Tuileries Garden.

Never been yourself? Here's the 101 before you fall in love with what you're about to see.

Sandwiched the Louvre Museum and Place de la Concorde, the garden was originally commissioned by Catherine de Medicis (wife of King Henry II of France) in 1564.

As the garden of the Tuileries Palace, Catherine had landscape architect Bernard Palissy model it on her native Florence, with the result being an ode to Italian Renaissance complete with fountains, a labyrinth, and grotto. Eat your heart out Grand Designs.

Just five hundred metres long and three hundred metres wide when first created, the garden was then over the years remodelled, revamped, neglected and restored by subsequent monarchs including Henry IV, Louis XII, Louis XIV and five-year-old Louis XV, before becoming a space for the public in the 19th century.

So now that's the history lesson over (many thanks to Wikipedia there), here's a tour courtesy of the gorgeous Karlie Kloss...



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