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

4 Star Rating This is a fantastic place for a nice view of the Eiffel Tower especially at the square (Place de Trocadéro). If you go very early around sunrise, the place was not so crowded. Many people do fashion photo ops and video fashion books here even through the cold of winter. Shortly within an hour of sunrise the square becomes very crowded so plan your timing. There are food vendors with reasonable prices at the square.

Danny Ray D - 19 hours ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic setting for amazing and unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower. This is the ideal location to relax in Paris, enjoy some hot chocolate or coffee in the winter months and watch the Eiffel Tower illuminate as the sun sets. You can then watch the hourly display of dazzling lights on the structure. A must see when in Paris!

Mohammed Lateef - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating We walked here from the trocadéro station and found many great book stands and street merchants along the way. The garden is beautiful with a manicured lawn, shrubs and trees and an amazing display of 20 water cannons! Go during a summer evening to see them lit up in various colors. This is the best place to see the eiffel tower, so bring your camera to really capture the moment!

Jameson Clark - 11 days ago

4 Star Rating Magnificent! From there we have a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower. But better go when the weather is nice (it was in November) and during the day. Because in the evening there are rodents that walk there ...

Manuela Mukam G. - 22 days ago

4 Star Rating Love the views and love the atmosphere with all the little food places and tourist shops. But presence of large illegal street traders that can be quite nosy is a definite downside to the whole experience. Also being such a busy tourist place you have to have your eyes operating 360 degrees at all times otherwise you'll find that something is missing in your pockets later on.

George Babiy - 1 month ago

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

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