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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.

How about making your visit to Champ de Mars even more unforgettable? Remember to try out a few of these things to do:

Why not think about trying out an Eiffel Tower guided tour to the 2nd floor and a Views of the Eiffel Tower Walking Tour & Seine River Cruise?

For more activities, examine our Paris things to do page.


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Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel ¥28,202
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.

    Eiffel Rive Gauche ¥10,279
    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.

      Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile ¥15,677
      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.

        Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel ¥17,142
        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.

          Rayz Eiffel ¥13,537
          Rayz Eiffel

          Rayz Eiffel

          77 avenue bosquet, Paris
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Paris City Centre, this 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 2-minute walk and La Tour-Maubourg Station is 6 minutes.

            Shangri-La Hotel Paris ¥94,089
            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.

              Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel ¥15,373
              Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

              Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

              61 Quai De Grenelle, Paris, Paris
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Paris hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Rue du Commerce, Eiffel Tower, and Champ de Mars. Palais de Chaillot and Rue Cler are also within 2 mi (3 km). Charles Michels Station is 7 minutes by foot and Javel-André Citroën Metro Station is 8 minutes.

                Les Jardins d'Eiffel ¥14,023
                Les Jardins d'Eiffel

                Les Jardins d'Eiffel

                8 Rue Amelie, 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 and American University of Paris. Pont Alexandre-III and Pont de l'Alma are also within 15 minutes. La Tour-Maubourg Station is only a 4-minute walk and Ecole Militaire Station is 8 minutes.