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Champ de Mars

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.


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Lodging Near Champ de Mars

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Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

20 Rue Jean Rey, Paris
4.1
of 5, from 3,114 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel is less than a 5-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. The Louvre and Jardin du Luxembourg are both about 15 minutes by subway.

$258
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

18 avenue de Suffren, Paris
4.4
of 5, from 1,225 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The 4-star Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel has a unique location by the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero. Totally renovated in 2014, it offers easy access to the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, Invalides, Champs de Mars, and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district.

$136
Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

14 Rue Du Theatre, Paris
3.5
of 5, from 442 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This Paris apart'hotel is housed in a 32-storey tower by the River Seine, 300 metres from Centre Beaugrenelle Cinema and 700 metres from the iconic Eiffel Tower.

$269
L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

51-57 rue de Courcelles, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 1,088 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

A modern seven-storey Paris hotel inspired by the Art Deco style, overlooking Parc de Monceau, one kilometer from the Champs-Élysées.

$87
Eiffel Rive Gauche

Eiffel Rive Gauche

6 Rue Du Gros Caillou, Paris
3.3
of 5, from 46 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This romantic Paris hotel is situated 300 meters from the Parc du Champs de Mars, 750 meters from the Eiffel Tower, and 800 meters from the historical Invalides Hotel.

$136
Les Jardins d'Eiffel

Les Jardins d'Eiffel

8 Rue Amelie, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 364 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in 7th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of American University of Paris, Rodin Museum, and Champ de Mars. Eiffel Tower and Pont de l'Alma are also within 15 minutes.

$231
Hotel Duquesne Eiffel

Hotel Duquesne Eiffel

23 Avenue Duquesne, Paris
4.4
of 5, from 367 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in 7th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Les Invalides and Rodin Museum. Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$184
Résidence Charles Floquet

Résidence Charles Floquet

8, Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris
4.1
of 5, from 29 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this 7th Arrondissement apartment is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Statue of Liberty - Paris, Eiffel Tower, and Champ de Mars. Arc de Triomphe and Palais de Chaillot are also within 2 mi (3 km).