Champ de Mars

Vacation Travel Guide
Champ de Mars showing a garden and heritage elements as well as a large group of people

Experience one of the most idyllic parts of Paris in this grassy park in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

Lie in the sun at the park-like setting of Champ de Mars and peer up to enjoy some of the best views of France's most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower. Take a picnic with you or just admire the poignant memorial, Le Mur pour La Paix, that stands at one end of the park.

Among the museums and beautiful architecture of the French capital, this sprawling green space is a stunning place. Rest your feet and relax during your city explorations. Originally used as a parade ground for military cadets after it opened in 1780, it is now a favorite sunbathing spot for city-goers.

Bring lunch with you. Enjoy a simple feast of tasty local cheese and wine while you marvel at the awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower. Get your camera out to capture that perfect shot or buy a print from one of the stands nearby. Try to beat the challenge of capturing a selfie photo containing the full height of the tower. Return after dark when the tower lights up from bottom to top in sparkling illumination.

Wander toward the far end of the park to the Wall for Peace Memorial. Built in 2000 and inspired by the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, it was designed by artist Clara Halter and created by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. It is one of a trio of monuments by the pair. Two similar ones are in St. Petersburg and Hiroshima. The high steel body is fronted with glass panels that are engraved with the word “peace,” written in 49 languages and 18 separate alphabets. Change position in front of the glass to identify the translucent words.

The Champ de Mars is easy to find directly in front of the Eiffel Tower. Walk here along the Seine quays from the center of town or catch the RER train to Champ de Mars Station. The park is open and available for use every day.

Top Hotels Close to Champ de Mars

Hotel Derby Eiffel
Hotel Derby Eiffel
3 out of 5
5 Avenue Duquesne Paris Franc, Paris, Paris
The price is $121 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rue Cler and Les Invalides. Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower are also within 15 minutes. ...
3.8/5 Good! (972 reviews)
"Great staff. My next trip to Paris, definitive I am staying at this hotel again."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

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Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
18 avenue de Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
The price is $252 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in 15th Arrondissement, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars. Place du Trocadero and Avenue Montaigne ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (975 reviews)
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Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

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Hotel Duquesne Eiffel
Hotel Duquesne Eiffel
3 out of 5
23 Avenue Duquesne, Paris, Paris
The price is $153 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Les Invalides and Rue Cler. Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"The view was great! It was conveniently located walking distance away to most landmarks plus their reception, Drischel was great to work with."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

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Hôtel Yooma Urban Lodge
Hôtel Yooma Urban Lodge
3 out of 5
51 quai de Grenelle, Paris
The price is $85 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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4 out of 5
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The price is $252 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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3 out of 5
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The price is $121 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
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Hotel Duquesne Eiffel
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3 out of 5
23 Avenue Duquesne, Paris, Paris
The price is $153 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
20 Rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
The price is $159 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
4 out of 5
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The price is $175 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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Hôtel La Comtesse
Hôtel La Comtesse
4 out of 5
29, Avenue de Tourville, Paris
The price is $157 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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Grand Hotel Leveque
Grand Hotel Leveque
3 out of 5
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The price is $131 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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Juliana Paris
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5 out of 5
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The price is $285 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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