Trocadero also named Palais de Chaillot. The monumental architecture crowns the Chaillot hill in Paris. It located at 1, place du Trocadero, 16 th arrondissement.
You can spend some time at Palais de Chaillot which includes a Marine / Navy Museum, Museum of Man and the Museum of French Monuments. There are some good cafes at Place du Trocadéro and the view on La tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower) is very beautiful from the Palais Chaillot.
Major fireworks are held around The Eiffel Tower especially on the 14th of July. Trocadéro is one the best places to watch this show.
Pont d’Iéna connects Place de Chaillot to the Eiffel Tower. You can walk through the gardens and across the Seine to La Tour Eiffel.
The Eiffel Tower (7 arrondissement) was built for the World exhibition in 1889 celebrating the French Revolution.
The 324 Meter high metal (puddle iron) structure was built by Gustave Eiffel as a temporary monument. It took 2 years to build the tower and it did not take long for La Tour Eiffel to become the symbol of Paris.
15000 pieces of metal were used in the construction of the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower consists of 3 landing floors. The first one is 57.63 meter above ground, the second floor is 115.75 meter above ground and the third floor is 276.13 meter high.
There are two restaurants at the tower. At the first floor you can find 58 Tour Eiffel formerly Altitude 95.
The famous and pricy restaurant, Le Jules Verne is located on the second floor of the tower. It is better to make a reservation in advance.
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Champ de Mars, Paris 7
Tel: 01 44 11 23 23
Metro: Trocadéro, Bir Hakeim, Champ de Mars – La Tour Eiffle, Pont de l’Alma
There are 2 elevators that can take people up the tower. It costs about 13 € to get to the top of the tower.
The Eiffel Tower is open every day of the year.
After visiting the tower, if you have time, head towards Dome des Invalides (cannot miss the golden dome), Dome church, where you can find Napoleon’s Tomb. By the order of Louis XIV, the Dome was built to be a burial site for the royal families.
If you like sculptures, then Musee Rodin may be worth your visit at 77 Rue de Varenne. You will find The Thinker in the garden of this museum.
Visiting Fees for The Eiffel Tower:
Elevator to 2nd floor:
8€ for adults
6,40€ for 12 to 24
4€ for kids 4-11
Elevator to the top floor:
13€ for adults
9,90 for 12-24
7,50€ for kids 4-11
Stair to second floor:
4,50€ for adult
3,50€ for 12-24
3€ for kids 4-11