Trocadéro

Trocadéro

Trocadéro

The 93 930 sqm make this garden a great place to have a perfect view on the Eiffel tower. The masterpiece stands in the center of the garden, the fountain of Warsaw and its 20 water cannons offering a spectacular aquatic show, especially during summer when special lightnings show the best view of the sides of the basin. And some sculptures complete the beautiful picture: golden horses, head of bull, "The Man" by Traverse, and "The Female" by Bacque.

There is a great point of view from the Trocadero esplanade, in front of the Eiffel tower. Formaly known as the King of Rome place, it was called Trocadero to remind the capture of the Trocadero Fort which was the defense of the Port de Cadix in Spain. The battle ended on Aug 31, 1823.

The Palais de Chaillot was built for the Universal exhibit in 1937. The statues were created by Paul Belmondo and Marcel Gimond.

The Palais hosts the Chaillot theater, as well as other museums, such as:

Le Musee de l'Homme – a museum of prehistory and anthropology. It shows the evolution of the human being. The gallery of human anthropology is the only one in France, and one of the rare in the world, presenting the knowledge about evolution, biologic diversity and demography since the first steps of humanity. There are also many temporary exhibitions.

Le Musee de la Marine – a museum showing the collection given by king Louis XV. The museum  presents all the boats and ships as well as all the equipments.