Discovering the Trocadéro in Paris

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The glorious open view of the Eiffel Tower from the wide esplanade of the Trocadero leaves no one indifferent. We wanted to rediscover this place armed with our photo camera!


Today we decided to take the bus across the Bois de Boulogne to visit the Gardens of the Trocadero (in French: Jardins du Trocadéro) which are located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. We cannot remember the last time we went there as we always thought it was only a tourist place. On this Friday afternoon, we were quite wrong: our visit there proved to be a pleasant surprise with its lots of magnificent vistas to the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the Seine.

The Jardins du Trocadéro are bordered to the northwest by the wings of the Palais de Chaillot (built 1937) and extends to Place de Varsovie and Pont d’Iéna.

The gardens are divided by a great basin: the Fountain of Warsaw (Fontaine de Varsovie) made up of a water mirror with twelve fountains throwing columns of water 12 metres high, ten water arches, and twenty-four smaller fountains.

The Parisian open space has an area of 93,930 m2 and features some beautiful trees. It was created for the International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life which was held from 25 May to 25 November 1937 in Paris.

Here is a collection of photos we took today!

Trocadéro 01 © French Moments Trocadéro 25 © French Moments Trocadéro 24 © French Moments Trocadéro 23 © French Moments Trocadéro 22 © French Moments Trocadéro 21 © French Moments Trocadéro 20 © French Moments Trocadéro 19 © French Moments Trocadéro 18 © French Moments Trocadéro 17 © French Moments Trocadéro 16 © French Moments Trocadéro 15 © French Moments Trocadéro 14 © French Moments Trocadéro 13 © French Moments Trocadéro 12 © French Moments Trocadéro 11 © French Moments

Trocadéro 10 © French Moments

The fountains of the Trocadéro Gardens © French Moments

Trocadéro 09 © French Moments Trocadéro 08 © French Moments Trocadéro 07 © French Moments Trocadéro 06 © French Moments Trocadéro 05 © French Moments Trocadéro 04 © French Moments Trocadéro 03 © French Moments Trocadéro 02 © French Moments


 

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management.

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