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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.

Popular Activities at Champ de Mars

Would you like to make your time spent at Champ de Mars even more memorable? Don't forget to try some of these things to do:

When preparing for your day out, you might want to think about buying an Eiffel Tower guided tour to the 2nd floor or an Eiffel Tower morning tour by elevator.

Examine our Paris things to do page to learn about even more activities while you're here.


Guide to Exploring around Champ de Mars


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Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel ¥31,643
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

18 avenue de Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars. Palais de Chaillot and Rue Cler are also within 15 minutes. Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station is only a 4-minute walk and Bir-Hakeim Station is 6 minutes.

    Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel ¥18,235
    Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

    Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

    20 Rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe. Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and Louvre Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km). Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station is only a 3-minute walk and Bir-Hakeim Station is 6 minutes.

      Eiffel Rive Gauche ¥10,512
      Eiffel Rive Gauche

      Eiffel Rive Gauche

      6 Rue Du Gros Caillou, Paris, Paris
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue Cler, Champ de Mars, and Eiffel Tower. Les Invalides and Avenue Montaigne are also within 15 minutes. Ecole Militaire Station is 7 minutes by foot and La Tour-Maubourg Station is 8 minutes.

        Shangri-La Hotel Paris ¥94,392
        Shangri-La Hotel Paris

        Shangri-La Hotel Paris

        10 Avenue d'Iena, Paris, Paris
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Paris palace is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Palais de Chaillot, Eiffel Tower, and Place du Trocadero. Champ de Mars and Champs-Elysees are also within 15 minutes. Iena Station is only a 2-minute walk and Boissiere Station is 6 minutes.

          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile ¥15,044
          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

          3, Place du Général Kœnig, Paris, Paris
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in 17th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palais des Congres de Paris, Champs-Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe. Luis Vuitton Foundation Museum and Grand Palais are also within 3 mi (5 km). Paris Neuilly-Porte-Maillot Station is only a 4-minute walk and Porte Maillot Station is 5 minutes.

            Hotel du Cadran ¥12,855
            Hotel du Cadran

            Hotel du Cadran

            10 Rue Du Champ De Mars, Paris, Paris
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Paris City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue Cler and Les Invalides. Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower are also within 15 minutes. Ecole Militaire Station is only a 4-minute walk and La Tour-Maubourg Station is 6 minutes.

              Résidence Charles Floquet ¥22,633
              Résidence Charles Floquet

              Résidence Charles Floquet

              8, Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris, Paris
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located near the slopes, this 7th Arrondissement aparthotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, and Palais de Chaillot. Rue Cler and Rue du Commerce are also within 15 minutes. Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station is 6 minutes by foot and Bir-Hakeim Station is 9 minutes.

                Hotel Derby Eiffel ¥9,546
                Hotel Derby Eiffel

                Hotel Derby Eiffel

                5 Avenue Duquesne Paris Franc, Paris, Paris
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue Cler, Les Invalides, and UNESCO Headquarters. Rodin Museum and Champ de Mars are also within 15 minutes. Ecole Militaire Station is only a 2-minute walk and La Tour-Maubourg Station is 7 minutes.