Today, the harrowing history is just a memory, and the park makes a popular detour for those visiting the Eiffel Tower with its glistening lakes, ornamental ponds and rectangular landscaped gardens. The 60 acre stretch runs from the Seine River to the Ecole Militaire, and contains a series of walkways, children's playground and sports fields. The park is also home to the poignant Monument to Peace - a modernist memorial created by Clara Halter and Jean-Michel Wilmotte that features 32 columns inscribed with the word ‘peace,’ each written in a different language. The park is still the go-to site for public events, hosting the annual Bastille Day celebrations and New Year's Eve firework displays.
Booked a two day ticket which is great value. The option to hop-on and hop-off anywhere on the four routes was fantastic. The view from the top of the bus of the Champs-Elysées was eye catching. Without doubt this is the only way to see Paris.
It was a terrific way to see the whole of Paris. We bought a 2 day pass for 4 people and we used all 4 tours, hopping on and off where we chose. The commentary was very good and despite the heavy traffic on the Champs Elysees, the drivers were very patient. Just one fault though. We had to wait over an hour near the Notre Dame stop to connect with the blue Bastille bus route. It could be better timed. We paid £82 for 4 people for 2 days, si we thought it was good value.
Review by Anonymous, December 2009
Doing what: Paris City Hop-on Hop-off Tour