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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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5Trocadéro Gardens Star Rating

5 Star Rating Extremely lively environment. You can find lot of places to take photos of the Eiffel as it aligns staraight with the base, the fountains are a good addition and makes the places cooler than the surroundings. There's usually a pot where music plays and you can join along and dance but otherwise great place to just hangout or get a great sight of the Eiffel tower.

Tarique Ali - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Amazing gardens with nice water fountains. Spacious seating and sight seeing places around for kids and families to roam around. Eiffel tower view from here is truly mind blowing. You will take a very good capture of the beautiful scene of tower with blue sky backdrop in the day tme and at night sparkling lights and glowing view of the tower at the night is truly amazing ❤️😍

Malashree B - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful gardens in a breathtaking views and setting in front of the wonderful tower. Impressive sculptures and surrounded by cafes, restaurants, museums and botanical beauty, this is an obvious must see for anyone visiting the city of lights. Especially beautiful at the blue hour.

Werner Schott - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating Absolutely breathtaking. Best views of the Eiffel Tower in the city. Perfect place to have a picnic or drink some wine and snack whilst gazing up at the tower. At night there were groups of people just ballroom dancing under the tower it was spectacular!

Erika Janitschek - 17 days ago

5 Star Rating It's one of the most beautiful places to be in... But please take care of your belongings... We lost our backpack when we set it down for a minute.. But were lucky to get it back from the Indian embassy.... Thank God! There are good thrives too in Paris!

Sunshine Hobbies - 1 month ago

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