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.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Jardin du Trocadero Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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: Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France

Jardin du Trocadero Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating This is the best place to take pictures of and with the Eiffel Tower. It transforms into a magical place at night!!! Good for family visits and kids. I visited during the Christmas holidays, holiday decorations and lights looked pretty!!! I should also say that this place is safe, there are many police patrolling around the tourist area.
Pranav Sanghadia - a month ago

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4 Star Rating This is the World famous square of Eiffel Tower and a place to visit at least once in the lifetime. You can walk around or have tour up to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower with a valid ticket. Ticket prices start from 11 euro and you may choose different options.
Syed Tahir Hussain - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Best place to capture the iconic Eiffel Tower. Best to go at night and during Christmas to capture the lights. It was a sight to see. Be careful of your pockets when walking around at night though.
Prince Andrew Ardayfio - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Perhaps the most iconic places to see, visit and enjoy the Eiffel Tower to oneself. There’s no better view once you know when to visit and at what time Of the day. (Pssst - early mornings are the best).
Puneet Ghai - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Magical place, unfortunately arrived here in evening and missed the daytime views. However, night had its own charm. Lots of people and crowds with plenty of activities , music and street dancing. Views of Eiffel Tower were amazing and great pictures point. Some street parking in the vicinity, however we managed to Park by Effiel Tower and walked over
Travel - 2 months ago

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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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