Jardin du Trocadero

Jardin du Trocadero is home to the famous Varsovie Fountains and features probably the best view of the Eiffel Tower from anywhere in Paris

Superb view of the Eiffel Tower from the Jardin du Trocadero
Superb view of the Eiffel Tower from the Jardin du Trocadero cc licensed photo by lazha

Le Jardin du Trocadero simply means the Trocadero Gardens in French. The Jardin du Trocadero is situated on the hill Chaillot beneath the Palais de Chaillot which is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, chaillot is actually the French word for rocky hill. From these gardens you will enjoy one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The original idea for the Jardin du Trocadero comes from King Louis XVIII who wanted to find some way of commemorating the conquer of Trocadero, a Spanish town, in 1823. The gardens are quite sizable at around 93,900 square metres and extend all the way from the Palais de Chaillot to the Seine River.

One of the most famous attractions and features in the gardens is the famous Varsovie Fountains, a rather remarkable series of basins which are dominated by a much larger basin. There are also twenty water cannons which are capable of shooting water up to fifty meters into the air and can push around 5,700 litres of water per second into the air. Another set of fifty six spray water four metres high and a further twelve vertical fountains throw water another seven meters into the air. All combined they create quite the impressive spectacle. The Fountains Varsovie was created in 1937 Roger Expert and Paul Maitre.

Two of the most famous or well known statues within the gardens are situated below the stairs of the Palais de Chaillot, each on an opposite side leading to the first level staircase. The statues are made out of stone. The one is called L’Homme or The Man and was sculpted by Pierre Traverse and its opposite is called La Femme or the Woman created by Daniel Bacque, La Femme is situated on the east side while L’Homme is situated on the west side. There are many other well known and well loved statues and sculptures throughout these remarkable gardens, another set is particularly remarkable, Taureau et Daim or Bull and Deer by Paul Jouve and another set called “Chevaux et Chien” or “Horse and Dog” which was done by Georges Guyot, both of which are truly remarkable works.

The garden is also home to the fabulous Paris CinéAqua Aquarium which is well worth a visit while you are in the area.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Address: Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France

Official Website: Jardin du Trocadero

Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M6 and M9Trocadéro‎6 minutes
RER-CChamp de Mars14 minutes

How to get to Jardin du Trocadero by Metro / RER

By Metro: Exit Metro Line 6 or 9 at Trocadero Station and, then walk through the plaza (towards the Eifel Tower) to the Trocadéro Gardens on the other side of Palais Chaillot.

By RER-C: Exit the RER-C at Champ de Mars Station and follow the promenade north along the River Seine to the Pont d'Iéna bridge. Walk across the bridge to the Trocadéro Gardens.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5

5 Star Rating Very lively place. Worth spending some time here if you are visiting the Eiffel tower. Since it's on the rare side of Eiffel it is comparatively less crowded. Perfect for clicking pictures with the tower. Has a public pool where kids can play and you can dip your feet and relax. Very lively in the evenings.

Saloni Desai - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating We found this a great place just to come and sit and watch the effiel tower. Very busy until late and unfortunately full of hawkers selling their tat. However it didn't take away from the atmosphere and made people watching more interesting. Completely free to come and sit.

Barnaby Finlayson - 24 days ago

5 Star Rating This is the best place to view Eiffel tower. Up and close enough from anywhere else,as if you almost own it. Don't miss. Best time is night. Watching evening light show from here is pure magic.

Bhavani Chowdhary - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating This a very good place to get a great picture of eiffel and surroundings. Every tourists in town will surely come here. Better come in the morning due in night its very dark and as all tour guide and friends says this is not very safe place so make sure to keep all your things and belonging close to you always.

Andry Jachja - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating In my opinion, it's the best place to take a picture of the Eiffel Tower. The park is a nice place to take a walk. There are many tourists walking around, and plenty of tourist-oriented food/souvenir carts which I would avoid. There are a lot of sellers that will try to sell you things but they will typically leave you alone after you say no.

Tai Nguyen - 1 month ago

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Video showing the fountain and numerous statues around the Jardin du Trocadero

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