Paris Travel Planner   Champ de Mars, Paris, France
Paris's "Field of War" is now a vast public park marked by the Eiffel Tower.




You can't miss the Parc du Champ de Mars if you visit the Eiffel Tower. This vast green esplanade extends from the École Militaire (Military Academy) at its southeast end to the Eiffel Tower. It leaps the Seine to continue in the Jardins du Trocadéro, leading up to the Palais de Chaillot.

Although not a park in the traditional sense, the Champ de Mars is a very large (about 60 acres/24.5 ha) open green space in the center of the city.

Originally a parade ground for French troops, the park takes its name from Mars, the god of war. Over the years, the Champ de Mars was used for military parades, fairs, and world exhibitions, including the 1889 Centennial World's Fair that brought us the Eiffel Tower.

Today the Champ de Mars offers green space for walking and relaxing, as well as play areas for children and a favorite location for souvenir pictures of you and the Eiffel Tower.

Métro: École Militaire or Trocadéro
RER: Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel

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Eiffel Tower an dChamp de Mars, Paris

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