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.
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Licca K. Jan-03-2017
As others have mentioned... Great place to get a good shot of the Eiffel Tower. Actually came over here myself for that. It's far less back to back crowds... Read More
Ali G. Aug-05-2017
This is a great place to watch the Bastille Day fireworks. It's also a great way to just look at or take a picture of the Eiffel Tower. But it's also a... Read More
Priscilla R. Aug-17-2016
Great spot to photograph the Tower, but much more. Its a spot to just watch the fountains and relax, taking in the atmosphere. Watching the city go by.... Read More
Accommodations near Jardin du Trocadero:
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M6 and M9||Trocadéro||6 minutes|
|RER-C||Champ de Mars||14 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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