Discovering an area | Around the Eiffel Tower

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In this larger than life area filled with colossal monuments and wide green spaces, it is easy to feel very small, mainly because of its major component – the Eiffel Tower. Outsize Paris, but also Paris with a view, with its two esplanades at Les Invalides and the Champ-de-Mars. Discover some of the major Parisian monuments with an itinerary that takes you from Trocadéro to the Musée Rodin.

Trocadéro. Where better to start the day? You will be blown away by the unbeatable view of the “Iron Lady” and the Trocadéro gardens that run down to the Seine. Follow them down, cross the Pont d’Iéna and you will be at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
Plan to spend two hours visiting it and if you can, purchase your tickets in advance. Whether you take the stairs or the lift, you are sure to spend two unforgettable hours overlooking all of Paris and visiting the museum on the 1st floor.
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Once you come back down, carry on walking along the Champ-de-Mars, a good place to stroll with wide grassy views. At the bottom, facing the Ecole Militaire, discover the Mur pour la Paix (Wall for Peace) that was erected in the year 2000 and symbolically placed on the Champ-de-Mars, the place where soldiers formerly trained to go to war.
You can also, if you like, choose to follow the banks of the river before visiting the Champ-de-Mars, and take in a visit of the Musée du Quai-Branly that presents artistic works from civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. If you don’t have time to visit the museum, at least take a look at its contemporary garden that lends itself to calm and thoughtfulness.
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Finish your day with a visit to the Musée Rodin located near the Hôtel des Invalides, which houses sculptures, drawings, photography and art works by Auguste Rodin. You can also enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of the outdoor café that is housed in the garden of sculptures.
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