This underground passage measuring 860m long and 8.5m wide borders the Jardin des Tuileries and the Palais du Louvre. It offers over 7,000m2 of covered area connecting to Quai Aimé Césaire to the west, and to the low riverbank level with the Pont Neuf to the east. The proposed site would be made up of a stretch of 600m situated in the central portion of the tunnel. As part of the project to convert the right bank into a pedestrian zone in late summer 2016, it may provide continuity for pedestrian and bicycle paths as part of a route stretching over 7km between Place de la Bastille and the Eiffel Tower, along the banks of the Seine. It will most likely be open to the Seine and play a focal role in the new sports, recreational, leisure and entertainment uses along the banks of the river.
*perimeter and area given as a guide only
The site is located in the historic centre of Paris, an area that is very popular with tourists. The fact that the Palais du Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries are located on the same bank is advantageous for the development and attractiveness of the site, especially since there is a direct passage from the garden to the quays. There is therefore a connection between these symbolic sites and the Seine, and, following the proceedings to convert the right bank into a pedestrian area, the Tunnel des Tuileries could host new activities with walkways and bike lanes as part of a unique route.