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.

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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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Rated 4.5 out of 5Trocadéro Gardens Star Rating

5 Star Rating The iconic instagram place to get those beautiful pictures with the Eiffel tower as the background. Lots of people would take their professional or non professional photos here as Eiffel tower is beautifully seen from a distance. During summers so many people will be staying here to enjoy the view and to just relax with their beau, friends or family.

Joan Delmas - 11 days ago

4 Star Rating We were there in winter so the gardens and fountains weren't as lovely as spring or summer. Great view of the Eiffel tower and Paris. At night they turn on sparkling lights for five minutes on the top of the hour. Worth seeing!

Priscilla Garrison - 20 days ago

5 Star Rating You can see amazing views of the Eiffel Tower from here. This is a nice open space plaza and not too overwhelming with tourists. If you show up on the hour after it gets dark, there Eiffel Tower lights up and twinkles. The plaza is open 24 hours a day, so you can go at an off hour to avoid crowds (which aren’t that bad on a busy hour)

Elizabeth Tam - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating Trocadéro Gardens is one of the most beautiful spots to view the Eiffel Tower. You can get great pictures, enjoy the light show and then grab a bite to eat. Or, if you want to just sit on the steps and watch all night, you can bring a picnic or someone will eventually come by to sell you a bottle of wine and that could be another way to go. Either way, a beautiful, historic site.

Carrie Sun - 22 days ago

4 Star Rating Beautiful place to visit! if you're facing the Eiffel Tower, to the right of you will be a bunch of tents filled with AMAZING food, to the left of you will be grand open space for beautiful pictures. Of course there are a LOT of hecklers, but give them a break because they are all so nice and just trying to make a living... the landscape is very beautiful and the Eiffel tower at night lights up so you can take pictures of both the gardens and tower together

Abdullah - 1 month ago

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