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

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

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 5

4 Star Rating Good place to sit and people watch. There are often buskers or some entertainers around. There are small creperies around if you get hungry. Good views of the tower and close to metro station!

Daniel Hopkins - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Not many cities have such a nice garden with such an amazing view. The beauty of this place is that you can chill with your friends, take a walk with you girlfriend, or play with your dog and kids, and it will always be the best time you’ll have. It’s a truly remarkable spot in a wonderful city.

Andrea Patruno - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating Attention! Many tourists do not know this is the best place to view Tour Eiffel at night. Take the Metro get off at trocadero follow the signs for Tour Eiffel. Come out to your left and voila you are face to face with the majesty of the Tour Eiffel at eye level.

William Church - 14 days ago

3 Star Rating A nice place to spend time with your near and dear friends. You can lie,play,chit chat and have fun. Sometimes hawkers are selling wine and chilled beer. However the place is under surveillance of police.

Sanghamitra Bhowmik - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating 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 - 2 months ago

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Video showing the fountain and numerous statues around the Jardin du Trocadero

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