Trocadero area, Paris France guide

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The Trocadero area of Paris is located directly opposite the Eiffel Tower in the sixteenth arrondissement of the city. This area boasts the Place du Trocadero and the Palais de Chaillot.

Visitors to this region must not fail to pay a visit to both these attractions. The Place du Trocadero is known for its terraced gardens, while the Palais de Chaillot is a neoclassical building that provides the perfect view of the Eiffel Tower from its central terrace. The Palais de Chaillot and its central terrace were made famous when Hitler visited France in 1940 and featured in a photograph taken from the Palais de Chaillot with the Eiffel Tower in the background. The Palais has also served as the venue for the signing of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Today, the Palais de Chaillot houses four museums, of which two (the Musée de l’Homme and the Musée de la Marine) are open to the public. It also houses the Theatre National de Chaillot. Further downhill, is the famous Musée National des Arts Asiatiques, which features fascinating and classic art from India, Japan and other Asian countries. The original collections are housed a short walk away at the Musée du Pantheon Bouddhique, which has an authentic Japanese garden. Also worth a visit, is the Palais de Tokyo, for its contemporary art collections and the Musée de la Mode et du Costume, which features clothing and jewellery from the eighteenth century.

One of the most exclusive districts in Paris, the Trocadero area of Paris has several fine dining restaurants and road side cafes. The Trocadero area is also known for its exclusive nightclub scene.


Further information:

  • Trocadero is a great place for holiday apartments. You can also consider St. Germain and also the Champs Elysees for vacation rentals.

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