An old tile quarter near Le Louvre had been replaced by a garden by the decree of Catherine de' Medici. After her husband Henry II's death at a tourney, she decided to build a palace here, which had a very sad history. Neither the queen herself nor her children were able to live here. The family of the doomed Kind Louis XVI spent their last days here. The Convention of the First Republic sat in session in the Tuileries palace; the majority of members present ended up under the guillotine. In 1871 the palace was burned down by the Communards and later replaced by the Classic garden, Jardin des Tuileries, akin to the gardens of Versailles.