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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.

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Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
5 out of 5
10 Avenue d'Iena, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥105,681 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
This family-friendly Paris palace is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Place du Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, and Avenue Montaigne. Champ ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (216 reviews)
"A truly unique property with a fantastic team to cater for your every need. Fantasy restaurant and bar facilities. Well positioned with lots to discover. We will definitely visit again."

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Dorchester Collection
Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Dorchester Collection
5 out of 5
25 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥131,556 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Paris City Center, this luxury palace is within a 10-minute walk of Avenue Montaigne, Champs-Elysees, and Pont de l'Alma. Grand Palais and Lido are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (166 reviews)
"Excellent service, the best hotel experience so far."

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Dorchester Collection
Résidence Charles Floquet
Résidence Charles Floquet
8, Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥21,976 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in 7th Arrondissement, this aparthotel is steps from Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower. Rue Cler and Place du Trocadero are also within 15 minutes. Paris ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (192 reviews)
"Great stay at this beautiful hotel so conveniently located near the tourist area"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Résidence Charles Floquet
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Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
5 out of 5
10 Avenue d'Iena, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥105,681 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Dorchester Collection
Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Dorchester Collection
5 out of 5
25 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥131,556 per night from May 23 to May 23
Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Dorchester Collection
Résidence Charles Floquet
Résidence Charles Floquet
8, Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥21,976 per night from May 16 to May 16
Résidence Charles Floquet
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
4 out of 5
4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥20,295 per night from May 9 to May 9
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
Hotel Eiffel Turenne
Hotel Eiffel Turenne
3 out of 5
20 Avenue De Tourville, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥7,296 per night from May 12 to May 12
Hotel Eiffel Turenne
Four Seasons Hotel George V
Four Seasons Hotel George V
5 out of 5
31 Avenue George V, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥124,835 per night from May 29 to May 29
Four Seasons Hotel George V
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 ¥29,899 per night from May 13 to May 13
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Hotel EKTA
Hotel EKTA
3 out of 5
52 Rue Galilee, 08, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥7,133 per night from May 11 to May 11
Hotel EKTA
Relais Bosquet
Relais Bosquet
3 out of 5
19 Rue Du Champ De Mars, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥11,781 per night from May 23 to May 23
Relais Bosquet
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