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

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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 4.6 out of 5Trocadéro Gardens Star Rating

5 Star Rating A fun way to experience the Eiffel tower at night. Dancers and lovers and people from all walks of life converge in this place. I spent so long just gazing at the Eiffel tower and reflecting about life and feeling grateful for the opportunity to travel and experience the French culture first hand

Micah Perez - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Wonderful space to spend an evening. Too many random activities happening around with a peripheral view of the Eiffel at all times. You can go there as a single, a couple or the whole family. Street artists will entertain to earn their living and they deserve your attention/ support. The Bucket boys will get you beer and wine to enjoy while you are sitting or walking around. Various stalls around for Ice Cream, waffles, quick bite etc. Kids will love running and road-rolling here. There is a Carousel 'round the corner as well.

Prakhar Gaharwar - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating The best view of the Eiffel Tower!! We hadn't actually heard of the gardens prior to our big bus tour of Paris, the guide on the bus (Her name is Paula and she is truly excellent, definitely seek her out if you do a big bus tour) mentioned, as we approached the stop, that if you want a great view of the Eiffel tower to jump off at that stop. We are grateful for the advice as the view is wonderful, a must when you're in Paris.

reza Rafizadeh-Farahani - 28 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful view of Eiffel tower. Perfect place for taking Eiffel tower pictures. Good thing is that it's open to public for any time of the day! Go for early morning sunrise, late evening sunset view or to look at sparkling Eiffel tower at night! It's just perfect.

Arpita Desai - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful place. Driving or walking, no matter how you visit this place, it's really enlightening. You feel the peace and serenity of mother nature mixed with the big city at this place. If you want to enjoy a nice walk in peace, visit this beautiful place. The place has a great view and you can see the Eiffel. I would recommend walking to your destination because the roads are mostly busy and packed with cars. You can visit the shops in the neighborhood to buy some souvenirs but watch the prices. They are not fixed and you can ask the seller for a better price. The street merchants are fun too but they can be irritating and will try to persuade you into buying something from them. You can buy the things they sell in the shops too.

Mo Farkouchi - 1 month ago

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