Champs de Mars
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.
Tours & Tickets
Go behind the scenes at the Eiffel Tower and discover the places that few visitors get to see! On this intriguing 1.5-hour Eiffel Tower tour, explore the Champ ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)