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

4 Star Rating Great for relaxing. But try to avoid peak hours because there are plenty of tourists that might ruin your chill time. Bring a bottle of champagne or your favorite snacks, just don't litter and keep the place clean. There are plenty of trash bins in the area.

Ernest Munoz - 10 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 - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating The sites around Paris are quite incredible. These gardens are beautiful and I couldn't resist the temptation to take this picture😁. It was nice to sit down and enjoy a traditional crepe from one of the vendors. Apparently they are enjoyed by many as I had to fight off the pigeons who wanted to steal my crepe.

K Phipp - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating Very nice building and view of the Eiffel Tower. Excellent photo opportunity at the top of the stairs. Famous location where you can take the photo pretending to be holding the Eiffel tower with your fingers from its top. Expect the area to be filled with tourists all year long. Lots of souvenirs and essentials salesmen. Major bargaining is possible with these salesmen.

Eddy Touma - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating This is a fantastic place for a nice view of the Eiffel Tower especially at the square (Place de Trocadéro). If you go very early around sunrise, the place was not so crowded. Many people do fashion photo ops and video fashion books here even through the cold of winter. Shortly within an hour of sunrise the square becomes very crowded so plan your timing. There are food vendors with reasonable prices at the square.

Danny Ray D - 2 months ago

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