Walk from Eiffel-Tower to Palais-de-Chaillot via Place d’Iena

The “Walk Eiffel-Tower to Palais-de-Chaillot” starts at a well-known address: the Eiffel Tower (GPS 48.85881, 2.29459) and ends on the Esplanade du TrocadéroPalais de Chaillot that you can see from the Eiffel Tower, 500 m away as the crow flies.

But the VisitingParisByYourself (VPBY) walk we’ve organized is more than just a straight line!

We’re offering you more than just a straightforward “run”. If you follow the itinerary we suggest below, this short walk of around 1500 m will provide you with a wealth of detailed information at 15 points of interest: 6 museums of international importance, unique photo perspectives that have travelled the world, historical reminders and a place of remembrance with the memorial raised to Princess Diana at the site of her accident.

The information density of the Points of Interest on the Walk from Eiffel-Tower to Palais-de-Chaillot

This is what makes Paris, its artistic, cultural and historical wealth located within a few hundred meters of each other and sometimes less, if you are well informed. This Tour-Eiffel to Palais-de-Chaillot walk includes 15 points of interest to see over 1500 m, that is to say one every 100 m! And to appreciate it all, it’s only possible on foot, not by bus, metro, bicycle, scooter or car.

The arrival point at the Palais-de-Chaillot of “Walk Eiffel-Tower to Palais-de-Chaillot” is as rich as the route: 3 museums together, the Trocadero gardens and its esplanade. From there, the view of the Eiffel Tower is a delight for amateur or professional photographers from all over the world.

Where to find the points of interest of the “Walk from the Eiffel Tower to the Palais-de-Chaillot via the Place d’Iena”?

Points of Interest are first positioned on the map below. By clicking on each one, a window opens with all the basic information on that point.

The list of points of interest is also shown below the map. Each point of interest is numbered in order of “appearance” as you walk along. Here again, clicking on each line opens a window presenting the point of interest in question, with photo, opening hours if necessary, access, etc. You also have access to our central database, where the point of interest has been the subject of a detailed and comprehensive study.

Relaxation breaks in addition to the Points of Interest on the Walk from Eiffel-Tower to Palais-de-Chaillot

The icing on the cake are the “Relaxation Breaks” along the way – whenever possible, of course. It could be a coffee break, a restaurant break, a garden break, an art gallery break, a patisserie, a wine bar, etc… We’ve added this “encore” itinerary that follows the route of our “basic” walks. So you can shop, dine and drink, and not just anywhere: all the recommended shops have been rated from 0 to 5.0 by dozens of Tourists who have preceded you on the same walk. What’s more, we’ve eliminated from our lists all those with scores below 4.0. So you should avoid prohibitive prices, poor service and touristy scams. And, of course, you can rate the shops you’ve visited yourself, thanks to a quick and easy evaluation form you can leave us on the site.

The next walk you could follow …

It is good to know that an other equally interesting walk of less than 2 km begins at the Palais de Chaillot itself. It begins where the previous one ends, on the Esplanade de Chaillot, and ends at the Arc de Triomphe, passing by places of memory, luxury and Haute Couture addresses of the “Golden Triangle“. This other walk is called Walk Palais de Chaillot to Arc-de-Triomphe via George V avenue.

Eiffel Tower
Champs de Mars, Avenue Gustave Eiffel and 5 Avenue Anatole France
Paris, 75007

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 30″ N 2° 17′ 40″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.85881 2.29459

Access

  • Métro :
    • Lines 6 and 9: Station Trocadéro to 500 m (15 mn)
    • Line 6 : Bir-Hakeim station is also 500 m away (11 mn). The subway line 6 is overhead and runs in the open air. It crosses the Seine just before arriving at Bir Hakeim station. You will also be able to see the Eiffet Tower when you get there. Always an exciting moment !)
    • Line 8 : Ecole Militaire Station (15 mn)
  • RER : line C – Station “Tour Eiffel-Champ de Mars”
  • Bus : 82, 42, 87, 69
  • Batobus : Service de navettes sur la Seine. Escale Tour Eiffel (http://www.batobus.com/)
  • Parking : à proximité (Prévoir réservation)
    You can also click here to get the access map.

Short description

The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1889. The year 1889 was also the celebration of the first centenary of the French Revolution.

The construction of the Eiffel Tower in 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days, by 250 workers, was a truly technical and architectural performance. This exceptional heritage still attests to Gustave Eiffel’s visionary genius.

The monument is the symbol of France and showcase of Paris. Today it receives nearly 7 million visitors per year (of which about 75% are foreigners). Nearly 300 million visitors, regardless of age or origin, have come from all over the world to discover it since it opened in 1889.

The Eiffel Tower in figures:

Current height: 324 meters (with antennas).
Initial height: 312 meters
1st floor at 57 meters, 4415 m2 of floor space
2nd floor at 115 meters and 1430 m2 of floor space
3rd floor at 276 meters and 250 m2 of floor space

Elevators: 5 elevators from the ground to the 2nd floor, 2 batteries of 2 duo-lifts (special elevators) from the 2nd floor to the top.

Weight of the steel structure: 7,300 tons
Total weight: 10,100 tons
Number of rivets used: 2 500 000
Number of iron pieces: 18 038
Pillars: The 4 pillars form a square of 125 meters on each side.

More détails on the Eiffel Tower in English or in French

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • To get on the elevators (to choose)
  • Visitors wishing to take the stairs
  • How to go up to the 3rd floor (274 m)
  • Origin of the Eiffel Tower
  • A central role for more than 130 years
  • Eiffel Tower: the symbol of France
  • The builder, the engineer Gustave Eiffel
  • The construction of the Eiffel Tower
  • The debates at the time of the construction of the Eiffel Tower
  • The Eiffel Tower in figures to remember

Cruises on the Seine :

  • Below the Pont d’Iéna: one of the departures of “Vedettes de Paris”
  • Upstream from the Pont d’Iéna :  departures of “Seine Vision”, “Bateaux Parisiens” and “Batobus”

To continue your walk, go in the direction of the Seine, at 50 m turn right on Quai Branly, at 100 m you arrive in front of your next step, the Museum of Quai Branly

Pour continuer votre promenade, aller en direction de la Seine, à 50 m tournez à droite sur Quai Branly, à 100 m vous arrivez à votre prochaine étape, le Musée du Quai Branly

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Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
37 quai Branly – 75007

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 39″ N 2° 17′ 51″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86084 2.29742

Access

MUSEUM ENTRANCES

  • Debilly entrance – 37, quai Branly – opposite the Debilly footbridge
  • University entrance – 218, rue de l’Université
  • Bassins entrance – 206, rue de l’Université

Please note: in application of the Vigipirate Plan, level “attack alert”, access to the Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum is only possible via the Debilly entrance (37, quai Branly) and the University entrance (218, rue de l’Université). We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Access reserved for people with motor disabilities – 222, rue de l’Université

METRO STATIONS

  1. Line 9 : Alma-Marceau or Iéna
  2. Line 8 : Ecole Militaire
  3. Line 6 : Bir Hakeim

RER STATIONS – LINE C:  Pont de l’Alma or Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel

BUS

  • Line 42 : Tour Eiffel or Bosquet-Rapp stops
  • Lines 63, 80 and 92 : Bosquet-Rapp stop
  • Line 69 : Champ de Mars stop
  • Line 72 : Musée d’Art Moderne – Palais de Tokyo or Alma Marceau stop
  • Line 82 : Warsaw or Champ de Mars stop
  • Line 87 : Rapp – La Bourdonnais stop

VELIB’: Station 7023 : Bourdonnais – Tour Eiffel

BATOBUS: stop Tour Eiffel

PARKING: parking Quai Branly – 25, quai Branly
PARKING RESERVED FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY: corner of rue de l’Université and avenue de la Bourdonnais

  • 211 rue de l’Université
  • 22 rue Montessuy
  • 15 avenue Franco-Russe
  • 5 avenue Franco-Russe
  • corner avenue Franco-Russe and avenue Rapp
  • 179 rue de l’Université
  • 8 rue Edmond Valentin
  • 31 avenue Rapp

Short description

The Quai Branly museumJacques Chirac, is located on the banks of the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower. It is dedicated to showing the importance of the Arts and Civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, at the crossroads of multiple cultural, religious, and historical influences.

More détails on Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac – Arts premiers  Museum in English or in French

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • Collections and cultural activities of the Quai Branly museum
  • Building bridges between cultures
  • The “Quai Branly museum” – its construction
  • ANNEX of the Quai Branly Museum at the Louvre Museum: the Pavillon des Sessions

To continue your walk, turn right along the Seine, to the Pont de l’Alma (about 200 m).  Just upstream from this bridge is the Paris Sewer Museum.

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Musée des égouts de Paris
Esplanade Habib Bourguiba 75007 Paris
Pont de l’Alma – Face au 93 quai d’Orsay
75007 Paris
Tel. +33 (0) 1 53 68 27 81
Téléphone : 01 53 68 27 84

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 46″ N 2° 18′ 08″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86275 2.30265

Access

  • Metro: Alma-Marceau station, line 9; La Tour-Maubourg station, line 8
  • RER : Pont de l’Alma station, line C
  • Bus : n° 92, 42, 63, 80, Stop Bosquet-Rapp
  • Velib: Station 7022 (3 avenue Bosquet), Station 8045 (opposite 3 avenue Montaigne), Station 8046 (2 rue Marceau)

Short description

The history of the sewers of Paris and that of the city are intimately linked. At the end of the 18th century, the sewer was an open-air cesspool, and the capital was invaded by diseases. In the course of the 19th century and technical advances, the sewers gradually became a network snaking skilfully under the city in a unitary and gravity network. Paris began to breathe and to develop.

Since 1975, a museum tells the story of the sewers of Paris and its various tools and machines. It is installed in the Alma factory, at the start of the sewer siphon under the Seine, in the heart of a site in operation.  It is open again since October 23, 2021 after a complete renovation.

More détails on Sewers of Paris and its Museum in English or in French

  • History of the beginning of the sewers of Paris
  • The development of sewers in Paris since the 19th century
  • Before the museum, the visit organized in the sewers themselves
  • In 1975 the Sewer Museum was born
  • The new museum of the sewers of Paris

Crossing the Pont de l’Alma for a sad rendez-vous on the very spot where Princess Diana’s fate changed.

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Place Diana
Paris 75016

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 51″ N 2° 18′ 04″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86419 2.30091

Access

  • Metro: line 9 – Alma-Marceau station
  • RER: line C – Pont de l’Alma station
  • Bus: 42, 63, 72, 80, 92

Short description

Princess-Diana Square in Paris, one place, one eternal flame for two commemorations: that of Liberty symbolized by the copy of the flame at the top of the Statue of Liberty in New York and that of the place of the accident that cost the Princess her life.

More on Princess-Diana Square in Paris:  available in English or French

  • The Place Maria Callas never inaugurated
  • Princess Diana’s fatal accident in the Alma tunnel
  • Origin of the name of Princess-Diana Square
  • The Flame of Liberty in Princess-Diana Square
  • The song “Candle in the Wind” by Elton John
  • The reality and the imaginary around the death of Princess Diana
  • The New Flame of Liberty in the gardens of th US Embassy in Paris

To continue your walk, stay on this side of the Seine, which you follow until you reach the Passerelle Debilly, your next stop.

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Passerelle Debilly (Footbridge)
Quai Branly – Avenue New York
75007 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 45″ N 2° 17′ 49″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86285 2.29661

Access

  • Metro – line 9 – Iéna and Alma-Marceau stations
  • RER – line C – Pont de l’Alma station
  • Bus – 42, 63, 72

Short description

The Debilly footbridge connects the Avenue de New York to the David Ben Gourion esplanade, in front of the Quay Branly- Jacques-Chirac Museum. It links the 16th to the 7th arrondissement. It is located 300 m from the Eiffel Tower.

The Passerelle Debilly allows a view in the distance, on the Sacré Coeur, and nearby on the Trocadero and its garden, the Port Debilly and the Seine at night, and finally the Eiffel Tower at sunset, lit from the West.

More détails on Passerelle Debilly à Paris in English or in French

  • Origin of the Debilly footbridge
  • The construction of the Debilly Footbridge
  • Places of memory

At the Passerelle Debilly, on the opposite sidewalk on Avenue de New York, take the perpendicular Rue de la Manutention for 100 m, continuing straight on its narrow side via the staircase, until you reach Avenue du Président Wilson, 50 m away. Turn left in 150 m, and you’re on Place d’Iéna.

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Place d’Iéna
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 53″ 2° 17′ 38″
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86476 2.29389

Access

  • Metro: line 9 (Station Iéna)
  • Bus: Lines 32, 63

Short description

Iéna Square is located in the 16th arrondissement, in the Chaillot district, at the intersection of avenues d’Iéna and President Wilson and at the end of avenue Pierre-Ier-de-Serbie and rue Boissière and rue de Longchamp.

Iena Square is named after the Napoleonic victory of Iena (Jena) on October 14, 1806. But the square was created in 1858 and took its current name in 1878.

In the center of the Iena Square stands the equestrian statue of George Washington in bronze by the American sculptor Daniel Chester French. It was donated by a committee of American women from high society and was inaugurated on July 3, 1900.

More détails on Iéna Sqare (Place d’Iéna) in English or in French

  • Origin of the name “Iena Square”
  • The equestrian statue of George Washington on the Iena Square
  • George Washington until the end of the American War of Independence
  • George Washington’s retirement to Mount Vernon was short-lived
  • Remarkable buildings and places of memory around the Place d’Iéna

The next point of interest is also right in front of you, on your right: the Guimet museum.

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Musée national des Arts asiatiques – Guimet/MNAAG
6 place d’Iéna
75116 Paris
Tel: 01 56 52 54 33

Musée Hôtel d’Heidelbach :  – The Buddhist Pantheon (Japanese garden annex)
19 avenue d’Iéna
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 55″ N 2° 17′ 38″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.865871 2.292483

Access

  • Métro – Line 9 ( Station Iéna and Trocadéro ) ou line 6 – (Station Boissière and Trocadéro )
  • RER – Line A – Station Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (800 m)
  • Bus – 22, 30, 32, 63, 82
  • Parkings : Avenue Kléber, avenue George V (place de l’Alma)

Handicap :  Offer adapted to people with disabilities

Short description

Asian Arts Museum Guimet, or MNAAG for short, has been renovated in a masterly and contemporary manner. It is the largest European museum entirely dedicated to this region of the world.

The collections are divided in the museum by geographical area and according to a stylistic evolution aiming at the knowledge of the history of Asian arts.

Emile Guimet’s original collection, supplemented by numerous donations over the years, has meant that the museum’s collections, which are relatively exhaustive in terms of the geographical distribution of East Asia, are limited to archaeological or ancient art objects and exclude contemporary art and ethnological objects.

However, a form of diversification can be noted with the creation of a department of textiles thanks to the legacy of Krishna Riboud.

A place, although not very important, is also sometimes given to contemporary art in the margin of temporary exhibitions.

More détails on “Musée Guimet of Asian Arts” and “The Buddhist Pantheon” in English or in French

  • The Buddhist Pantheon and the Japanese Garden are behind the Guimet Museum at 19 avenue d’Iéna)
  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The creation of the Guimet Asian Arts Museum in Lyon
  • The Guimet Asian Arts Museum in Paris
  • The collections of the Asian Arts Museum
  • Evolution of the collections of the Museum of Asian Arts
    • Southeast Asia Collection
    • India Collection
    • Central Asia Collection
    • Afghanistan and Pakistan Collection
    • Himalayan Arts Collection
    • Riboud Collection – Textiles
    • Korea Collection
    • Japan Collection
    • Photographic collection
  • The Buddhist Pantheon, an extension of the Asian Arts Museum

Then take the Avenue d’Iéna, on the side of the Musée des Arts Asiatiques. The Restaurant des Arts – Hôtel des Arts et Métiers is a few meters away, on the left side of the Avenue d’Iéna

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Restaurant des Arts – Hôtel des Arts et Métiers
9bis Avenue d’Iéna
75016 PARIS
Tél : 33 (0)1 40 69 27 69

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 55″ N 2° 17′ 38″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.8656 2.29419

Access

  • Metro: Line 9 (Iéna Station)
  • RER: Line A (Charles de Gaulle – Etoile station)
  • Bus: Line 32, 63
  • Parking: 65 Avenue Kleber, 75116

Short description

The Lounges of the gastronomic Restaurant of Arts et Métiers “les Arts” in the “Maison des Arts et Métiers” mansion.

This restaurant is a club reserved for Arts et Métiers Engineers (meeting rooms, library, management of the engineers’ association) but also now open to the public (meals but also exceptional events, rental of the hotel for weddings, meetings, etc.).

In a majestic setting, you can enjoy an excellent meal at a affordable price. Reservations are recommended (Tel 01 40 69 27 53).

Open from Monday to Friday for lunch (from 12:00 to 14:00) and dinner (from 19:30 to 22:00).

More détails on “Club Restaurant gastronomique “les Arts” in English or in French

(URL in French – bug to correct)

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The restaurant “les Arts” of the Hôtel-des-Arts-et-Métiers
  • The private mansion of the Arts et Métiers Engineers

To continue your walk, return to the Place d’Iéna to take the Avenue du Président Wilson again, this time on the opposite direction. Your next point is in front of you

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Conseil économique, social et environnemental
9 Place d’Iéna
75016 PARIS

Architectes : Auguste Perret et ses frères Gustave et Claude

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 55″ N 2° 17′ 38″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86418 2.29291

Access

  • Métro : Station Iéna (line 9)
  • RER : Stations Pont de l’Alma and Champs-de-Mars/ Tour Eiffel- ( Line C)
  • Bus : lines 32, 63 et 82
  • Parking : 65 Avenue Kleber

Short description

The building of 1937, was first the “Museum of Public Works”. The building is original by the rotundity of the façade where the columns flare towards the top.

Now the building houses the National representation of professional organizations: the CESE

This assembly allows the representation at the national level of the professional organizations and the communication between the various actors of the economy.

More détails on the Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE)  in English or in French

  • The building of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE)
  • National representation of professional organizations: the CESE
  • Changes in the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE)
  • Members of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE)
  • Role of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC)
  • The report of the Court des Comptes (Court of Auditors)
  • The allowances of the members of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE)

Continue on Avenue du Président Wilson, after 300 m you are on the “Place Trocadero et du 11 Novembre”. The Museum of the City of Architecture is the first museum at the corner of the Place du Trocadero and November 11.

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Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
Palais de Chaillot
1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 47″ N 2° 17′ 22″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86291 2.28834

Restaurant “Girafe” : with a view on the Eiffel Tower – Tel : +33 (0) 1 40 61 70 61 – contact@girafeparis.com

Access

  • Métro – Lines 6 end 9 – Station : Trocadéro
  • RER – Line C – Station Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel
  • Bus – Lines 22, 30, 32, 63, 82,  OpenTour
  • Handicap : Offer adapted to people with disabilities

Short description

The City of architecture Museum shows the French architectural heritage. It is located in the Palais de Chaillot, entrance on the Trocadero square, in the 16th district of Paris. From this esplanade, the view is also extraordinary on the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars.

More détails on City of Architecture Museum in English or in French

(Listing en français existe mais toujours en anglais -non traduit de l’anglais)

  • Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (Nord East of the Palais de Chaillot)
  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • Disseminating knowledge of architectural heritage
  • The most beautiful buildings from the Middle Ages to today
  • 3 galleries to understand architecture
  • The City of architecture Museum through time
  • The collections of the City of architecture Museum
  • Periods of the City of architecture Museum collections
  • Library of contemporary architecture

Your next stop is the Musée National de la Marine. If you wish to visit it, the entrance is just in front, in the axis of the Palais de Chaillot.

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Musée national de la Marine

Palais de Chaillot – 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 43″ N 2° 19′ 15″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.862207 2.287343

Access

  • Metro – Lines 6 and 9 – Trocadero Station
  • RER – line C – Station Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel
  • Bus – 22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82
  • Batobus : Eiffel Tower

Proposed access facilities

  • Free admission for disabled persons upon presentation of proof of disability
  • Free for the accompanying person

Information on accessibility
Museum under renovation (2017-2022)
https://www.parisinfo.com/visiter-a-paris/visiter-paris-avec-un-handicap

Short description

The Musée de la Marine in Paris holds 30,000 objects and works of art, including most of Joseph Vernet’s series of Views of the Ports of France, figureheads, and 2,822 models of ships from all periods, including sailing warships from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

There are also two important pieces:

More détails on “Musée de la Marine” in English or in French

  • Musée de la Marine (Southwest wing of the Palais de Chaillot)
  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The origin of the collections
  • The real beginning of the National Maritime Museum entrusted to the Ministry of the Navy
  • The expatriated Musée de la Marine – Exhibitions in North America
  • The regional branches of the Musée de la Marine
  • The collections of the National Museum of the Navy in Paris

On the south side of the Esplanade du Trocadéro is the entrance to the Museum of Man.

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Musée de l’Homme – Muséum national d’histoire naturelle
Palais de Chaillot
17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 46″ N 2° 17′ 19″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86221 2.28734

Access

  • Métro – Lines 6 and 9 – Station Trocadéro ( (Sortie Ave Paul Doumer – Musée de l’Homme)
  • RER : Line C – Station Champ-de-Mars Tour Eiffel
  • Bus –  Lines 22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82
  • Batobus : escale Tour Eiffel
  • Parking :65 Avenue Kleber

Disabled: Offer adapted to people with disabilities

Short description

The new Museum of Man inaugurated on October 15, 2015, remains faithful to the initial project of Paul Rivet, its founder, since, in the same building, the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot, it combines, like the Cité de l’architecture located in the other wing, research, and teaching center and a museum, comprising:

  • a permanent interactive discovery tour (permanent exhibition) and temporary exhibitions (one per year on a given theme) ;
  • two scientific departments of the Museum: “Prehistory and Men”, “Nature and Society”;
    teaching activities;
  • a research library, partly transferred to the Musée du Quai Branly, which remains a place of research in the field of human sciences. It offers the public direct access to “science in the making” through direct contact with the community of scientists and researchers.

More détails on Museum of Man in English or in French

  • Musée de l’Homme (Aile Sud Ouest du Palais de Chaillot)
  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The Museum of Man in the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot
  • Collections of the Museum of Man
  • The exhibition part of the Museum of Man
  • Scientific research at the Musée de l’homme
  • Administrative and academic organization

Still on the Esplanade, head in the direction of the Eiffel Tower

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Esplanade du Trocadéro ou Parvis des droits de l’homme
Place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 44″ N 2° 17′ 18″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86242 2.28798

Access

  • Metro: lines 6 and 9 – Trocadero Station
  • RER: line C – Station Champs-de-Mars/Tour Eiffel
  • Bus: n° 22, 30, 32, 63, 72

Short description

The Trocadero esplanade separates the two wings of the Palais de Chaillot. It can be accessed either from the “back” and the Place du Trocadéro (officially renamed Place du Trocadéro-et-du-11-Novembre in 1978) or from the Jardin du Trocadéro, on the Eiffel Tower side. The extraordinary view of the Eiffel Tower makes it a popular place for photographers, both tourists and professionals.

More détails on The Trocadero Esplanade in English or in French

  • A unique balcony to greet the “Iron Lady” that is the Eiffel Tower
  • Origin of the name “Esplanade du Trocadéro”
  • History and the Esplanade du Trocadero
  • In popular culture, the Parvis du Trocadero is often present
  • The 8 statues of the Esplanade du Trocadero

The rest of your walk is in front of you: see ahead, see to the right, see to the left…

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Palais de Chaillot
1 place du Trocadéro-et-du-11-Novembre , avenue du Président-Wilson , avenue Albert-de-Mun et rue Benjamin-Franklin
Paris 75116

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 44″ N 2° 17′ 18″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86291 2.28834

Access

  • Métro – lines 6 and 9 – Station Trocadéro
  • RER – Line C – Station Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel
  • Bus – Lines 22, 30, 32, 63, 52, 72, 82

Short description

The Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero Gardens are located on Chaillot hill in the 16th district of Paris. It was built for the 1937 Exposition Universelle in place of the Palais du Trocadero which had been built for the 1878 World’s Fair. Only the name “Trocadéro” has remained for the gardens that surround the Palais de Chaillot today.

More détails on Palais de Chaillot and Trocadeo Gardens  in English or in French

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  • The long history of Chaillot Hill
  • Seventy years of projects, no realization
  • Trocadéro: why a Spanish name in the center of Paris?
  • The original Trocadero Palace
  • The Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero
  • The 1937 World’s Fair and the outbreak of World War II
  • The French Revolution recall in these troubled times
  • The Occupation of France by Germany, the Palais de Chaillot Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero Gardens
  • The liberation of France, the hopes of the post-war period
  • The UN headquarters at the Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero
  • Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero: the NATO headquarters
  • The style of construction of the Palais-de-Chaillot – the symbols
  • The museum district around the Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero
  • The Franco-American and Universal Friendship District
  • Trocadero Gardens and the overlook from the Esplanade

The last point of interest to see is the Trocadero fountain-canon.

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Fontaine du Trocadéro
Place de Varsovie
Paris 75016

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 37″ N 2° 17′ 28″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86115 2.28996

Access

  • Metro: Trocadero Station – Lines 6 and 9
  • RER: Line C (Boulainvilliers/Muette Station and Champs de Mars/Tor Eiffel Station)
  • Bus: 22, 32, 63,72

Short description

The Fountain of Trocadero or Warsaw Fountain is located in the Trocadero Garden, below the Palais de Chaillot, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

The Trocadero Fountain forms an island bounded to the southwest by Avenue Albert-Ier-de-Monaco, to the west by Avenue Hussein-Ier-de-Jordan and to the northeast by Avenue Gustave-V-de-Suède.

Twenty oblique water cannons still have a range of 50 meters, 56 sheaves with a range of 7 meters (instead of 4 m) and 12 water columns of 7 meters jets. The flow rate of the whole is 5,700 liters of water per second.

 

More détails on the Fountain of Trocadeo Gardens  in English or in French

  • History : before 1937, the original fountain
  • The Fountain of Trocadero of 1937
  • The today Fountain of Trocadero

The “Eiffel-Tower to Palais-de-Chaillot via Place d’Iena” walk ends here, in front of the Eiffel Tower, above the water jets of the Trocadero fountain. We hope you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you on another of VisiitngParisbyyourself‘s planned walks in Paris.

We’d also like to draw your attention to an other new walk, “Palais de Chaillot to Arc de Triomphe“. It begins on the Esplanade where you are right now, where the walk you’ve just taken ends. 

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