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 Worth a trip to get a great view of the Tower. I think that the best views are the ones you get from Trocadero. Take the metro there, walk up and prepare for the view of your life. Busy, but early mornings are usually very calm if you're looking to get a good clean picture of the tower. Indeed, it is the best site to photograph the tower, which is situated on the other side of the River Seine. Visit during sunset for some breathtakingly beautiful photos. The Eiffel Tower looks fantastic when lit by the setting sun. The night view of the tower is no less impressive. You will be mesmerized by the thousands of flickering lights. The magnificent fountain in the Trocadero Gardens wonderfully complements the beauty of the Eiffel Tower.

Vivek Ranjan - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating I just love to sit here and watch the Eiffel tower. If you are lucky and the weather is good you can enjoy a picknick or drink on the grass. It's just lovely. Great place for pictures as well.

Melati Slaats - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating This place have completely different energy, so ecstatic. Enjoyed every bit of my time their although it was very cold at that time but still it was amazing. I would recommend visit at night rather than during the day. Crepe carts their with hot coffee was super hit.

Fahad Syed - 20 days ago

5 Star Rating Though this place is mostly a passing point to the famous landmark next door, it has a charm of its own. Sit here for a while to catch your breath, eat some ice cream (or some brilliant Paris coffee) from the nearby stalls and watch the boats glide lazily on the Seine river. Very relaxing.

Naved Alam - 26 days ago

5 Star Rating Honestly I found the view of the Eiffel from here to be better than the view standing right in front of the thing on the other side. This vantage point from a height perspective and even the angle (dead on) gives you more perspective than standing on the same level. I would HIGHLY recommend seeing it from this position first. I saw it from up close and personal first and while still impressive I was more impressed from here.

Matt Mead - 2 months ago

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