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Champ de Mars, park near the Eiffel Tower

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Champ de Mars, park near the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Description

Champ de Mars is the park in front of the Eiffel Tower. Here you can enjoy fantastic views of the Eiffel Tower and take as many photos as you want! The area is kind of plain- it has the feel of fairgrounds. The lawn was formerly used for military drills. The ground is loose dirt in Champ de Mars. There is a huge lawn, but this area is not as lush as other parts of Paris.
At the south end of the park is a playground with plenty of fun things for kids to do. Here there is a carousel where kids can play the traditional French game that is so much fun. Each child has a stick and must catch the tiny rings that the ring master holds out. It's quite difficult, and makes the carousel more exciting!
The playground area has ping pong tables that teens enjoy. There are also rows of trees, allees, which create shade where kids gather to play ball. One of the toddler playgrounds is a small castle, with a bat painted on it, plus a spiderweb climby and square rope climby, all with a sandy floor. The other toddler structure is yellow and orange, and next to it is a pretend train. The big kids have two space-age play structures.
The best time to come to the Champ de Mars is at night because the Eiffel Tower is so much more impressive at night. To have a picnic on the lawn, while admiring the dazzling illuminated Eiffel Tower is a peak experience in life!
To the north of the Eiffel Tower is a two-storey carousel, and the Seine river. Cross over the river and you will come to the attractive Trocadero neighborhood which has some wonderful ethnic cafes.

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Ping pong table at the playground.
Ping pong table at the playground.
A family plays ping pong at the park.
A family plays ping pong at the park.
Kids play ball in the shade of rows of trees.
Kids play ball in the shade of rows of trees.
The castle toddler playground.
The castle toddler playground.
The lawn, with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
The lawn, with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
The space-age playground.
The space-age playground.
Kids playing on the space-age playground.
Kids playing on the space-age playground.
The pretend train for toddlers.
The pretend train for toddlers.
The playground for big kids.
The playground for big kids.
The castle playground for toddlers, and the sand beneath.
The castle playground for toddlers, and the sand beneath.
The carousel in the south part of the park.
The carousel in the south part of the park.
The carousel is cute.
The carousel is cute.
Kids hold sticks and try to grab the tiny rings with them.
Kids hold sticks and try to grab the tiny rings with them.
Shady walkways in the park.
Shady walkways in the park.
A boy watches the kids on the carousel.
A boy watches the kids on the carousel.
Relaxing on the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Relaxing on the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Champ de Mars, as seen from the first level of the Eiffel Tower.
Champ de Mars, as seen from the first level of the Eiffel Tower.
 

Directions

Champ de Mars is located at 2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007 Paris, France. The nearest metro station is Ecole Militaire. It is located in the 7th arrondisement.

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Last Updated Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:27:13 GMT