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Parc du Champ de Mars

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5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Great view on the Eiffel tower

Time required: 30 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 8: École Militaire station
  • RER C: Champ du Mars Tour Eiffel station


Things you need to know:

  • Parc du Champ de Mars is a nice public park between Eiffel tower and the Military School (L'Ecole militaire)
  • It was built in the 18th century short arter the Military School was finished
  • The park is named after the Campus Martius (Mars Field) in Rome, a tribute to the Roman god of war
  • A number of demonstrations were held here. 300,000 people celebrated the 1st anniversary of the fall of the Bastille in 1790
  • It is also the site of the 1867, 1878, 1889, 1900 and 1937 Universal Expositions

What to do there:

  • Take a walk in the gardens
  • It is one of the best spots for taking the unmissable photo of the Eiffel tower


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