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.
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 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.