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Champ de Mars

  • Stop :

  • Avenue Joseph Bouvard

How to get there:

  • Métro Ligne 8Ecole Militaire
  • RER RER CChamp de Mars - Tour Eiffel
  • First bus :

  • 9h55
  • Last full tour :

  • 16h25
  • Last bus :

  • 18h30

In short

This is what used to be the Grenelle plain, located between the northern façade of the Ecole Militaire and the Seine.

Once used for military manoeuvres and parades, it became the main site of the International Fairs and Exhibitions of 1867, 1878, 1889 (date of the construction of the Eiffel Tower), 1900 and 1937.

It is also here that the Fête de la Féderation (Festival of Federation) took place on 14th July 1790.

Other nearby sights to see:

  • Hôtel des Invalides/Tombeau de Napoléon
  • Ecole Militaire
  • Rodin Museum
 

Handy hints

The great outdoors

For picnic fans, summer is a great time to have lunch on the grass of the Champs de Mars. Just spread out your groundsheet and relax – maybe with a nice glass of wine…

A feast for the eyes

A great many shows, exhibitions, concerts and firework displays take place on the Champs de Mars. If your visit coincides with one of these events, stop off and take a look.

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Pratical informations

Everything you need to know before starting off