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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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Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel $276
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

18 avenue de Suffren, Paris
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 2,225 reviews
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    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.

    Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel $177
    Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

    Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

    20 Rue Jean Rey, Paris
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 5,174 reviews
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      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.

      Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel $127
      Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

      Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

      14 Rue Du Theatre, Paris
         
        3.6
        of 5, from 1,394 reviews
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        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.

        Grand Hotel Leveque $134
        Grand Hotel Leveque

        Grand Hotel Leveque

        29 rue Cler, Paris
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 391 reviews
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          Located in 7th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of American University of Paris, Eiffel Tower, and Champ de Mars. Rodin Museum and Les Invalides are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile $171
          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

          3, Place du Général Kœnig, Paris
             
            3.5
            of 5, from 1,558 reviews
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            Adjacent to the Palais de Congrès, this hotel overlooks Paris in a 34-floor circular tower topped by a bar with spectacular panoramic views; the Champs Elysées is less than 3 km away.

            Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
            Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

            Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

            61 Quai De Grenelle, Paris
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 2,003 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              This dramatic high-rise Paris hotel, located by the Mirabeau Bridge on the Left Bank of the River Seine, is minutes from the Eiffel Tower and Montparnasse, as well as Etoile Place via the metro.

              Hôtel Grenelle $77
              Hôtel Grenelle

              Hôtel Grenelle

              140-142 Boulevard de Grenelle, Paris
                 
                3.5
                of 5, from 163 reviews
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                Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Statue of Liberty - Paris, Eiffel Tower, and Champ de Mars. Les Invalides and Rodin Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Hotel Eiffel Turenne $84
                Hotel Eiffel Turenne

                Hotel Eiffel Turenne

                20 Avenue De Tourville, Paris
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 434 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

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