"Trocadero fountain" Trocadero Tip by sim1

Trocadero, Paris: 39 reviews and 79 photos

  Trocadero fountains with the Eiffel Tower
by sim1

The Batobus will drop you off at the base of the Eiffel Tower, but instead of running directly towards this famous monument, I opted to cross the bridge over the River Seine first to visit the Palais de Chaillot and its Trocadéro Fountains.

The photo was taken from the top level at the Palais de Chaillot, which will give you a good overview over the Trocadero Fountain. The fountain can be quite spectacular when it is working (especially at night when it is lit up), but on this hot late summer day, the fountains were quiet, making it a bit boring. But there are some benches on either side of the fountain, some of them perfectly situated on a shady spot under the trees. A perfect place to take a little rest and absorb in all the views before moving up the stairs of the Palais de Chaillot.

Address: Place du Trocadero
Directions: Metro stop: Trocadéro
In the 16th arrondissement
Across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower

Website: http://www.parispaparazzi.com

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 2, 2006
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