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 VisitFee: 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
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M6 and M9||Trocadéro||6 minutes|
|RER-C||Champ de Mars||14 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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Ratedout of 5
Beautiful viewing of the tower & a good place to take photos - especially group photos with the tower in the background. There are guys hawking cheap Eiffel tower souvenirs, but they are easily avoided if you're firm & keep moving. At night street musicians come to play & sing. The tower sparkles on the hour, but the feelings of party & camaraderie last the whole evening!
Carrie Pierce - 10 days ago
This was a great place to get great shots of the Eiffel Tower! We just chilled here and people watched! Close to a cool neighborhood. Go!
Manny Ellison - 25 days ago
It's green with water fountains. You get a perfect view of Eiffel Tower. A lot of locals go there and put their feet in the water and have a chill day. 😊😁
Ghazal M - 1 month ago
Very lively place. Worth spending some time here if you are visiting the Eiffel tower. Since it's on the rare side of Eiffel it is comparatively less crowded. Perfect for clicking pictures with the tower. Has a public pool where kids can play and you can dip your feet and relax. Very lively in the evenings.
Saloni Desai - 1 month ago
We found this a great place just to come and sit and watch the effiel tower. Very busy until late and unfortunately full of hawkers selling their tat. However it didn't take away from the atmosphere and made people watching more interesting. Completely free to come and sit.
Barney F - 2 months ago