Beginning of main content
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Place du Trocadero

Enjoy superb views of the Eiffel Tower, visit museums and wander around an ornamental garden at a square that commemorates the Battle of Trocadero. 

Place du Trocadero is a popular public square set on a hill on the east bank of the Seine River. Crowds gather at Place du Trocadéro to admire views of the iconic Eiffel Tower. An aquarium and a picturesque garden, complete with a dazzling water display, add to the entertainment here. Learn about French history at the collection of museums located in the halls of a palace building. 

At the top of the hill is a paved terrace, which serves as a viewpoint favored by hundreds of photo-snapping tourists. Gaze in amazement at how the Eiffel Tower soars high above everything that surrounds it. Look to the left of the tower to spot the gilded dome of Les Invalides military complex. Vendors set up on the terrace each morning and sell artwork and miniature models of the tower. 

At the rear of the terrace is a two-winged neoclassical landmark called the Palais de Chaillot. Built for the 1937 Exposition Internationale, it houses museums and the Théâtre National de Chaillot. Browse anthropology artifacts at the Musée de l’Homme and architectural models, murals and stained glass at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine. Outside, look for Daniel Bacqué’s La Femme, Pierre Traverse’s L’homme and wall inscriptions of quotes by poet Paul Valéry.

Walk down the steps from the terrace to the Jardins du Trocadéro garden space and its centerpiece water feature. Sit on grass verges and watch as cannons and fountains shoot water into the pond. Sculptures by French artists, such as Paul Jouve and Georges Guyot, surround the pond. Watch the light and water show taking place here in summer months. 

Landscaped lawns spreading out on either side of the central garden are ideal places for picnics. Carousels provide entertainment for children. Spot sharks and tropical fish species at Paris Aquarium Cinéaqua. 

Reach the square by taking the metro to the Trocadéro station. Jena Bridge crosses the Seine and connects the gardens with the Eiffel Tower. 

Opening hours of the aquarium, museums and theater at Place du Trocadero vary. Visit the attraction’s official websites for more information.


Guide to Exploring Place du Trocadero


Map

Top Hotel Deals

See all 9,425 properties near Place du Trocadero
Hotel Rose Bourbon €62
Hotel Rose Bourbon

Hotel Rose Bourbon

53 Rue de l'Eglise, Paris, Paris
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Rue du Commerce, Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower. UNESCO Headquarters and Aquaboulevard are also within 1 mile (2 km). Felix Faure Station is only a 4-minute walk and Charles Michels Station is 6 minutes.

    Elysees Union Hotel €98
    Elysees Union Hotel

    Elysees Union Hotel

    44 Rue de l Amiral Hamelin, Paris, Paris
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Champs-Elysees, Avenue Montaigne and Place du Trocadero. Arc de Triomphe and Lido are also within 15 minutes. Boissiere Station and Kleber Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      Shangri-La Hotel Paris
      Shangri-La Hotel Paris

      Shangri-La Hotel Paris

      10 Avenue d'Iena, Paris, Paris
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Paris palace is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Place du Trocadero, Eiffel Tower and Avenue Montaigne. Champ de Mars and Champs-Elysees are also within 15 minutes. Iena Station is only a 2-minute walk and Boissiere Station is 6 minutes.

        Hotel Eiffel Turenne €67
        Hotel Eiffel Turenne

        Hotel Eiffel Turenne

        20 Avenue De Tourville, Paris, Paris
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rue Cler and Les Invalides. Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower are also within 15 minutes. Ecole Militaire Station is only a 2-minute walk and La Tour-Maubourg Station is 6 minutes.

          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile €245
          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

          Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

          3, Place du Général Kœnig, Paris, Paris
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in 17th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palais des Congres de Paris, Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Luis Vuitton Foundation Museum and Grand Palais are also within 3 mi (5 km). Paris Neuilly-Porte-Maillot Station is only a 4-minute walk and Porte Maillot Station is 5 minutes.

            Art Hotel Eiffel €99
            Art Hotel Eiffel

            Art Hotel Eiffel

            136 Boulevard De Grenelle, Paris, Paris
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of UNESCO Headquarters, Eiffel Tower and Beaugrenelle. Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe are also within 3 mi (5 km). La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cambronne Station is 4 minutes.

              Hôtel Eiffel Trocadéro
              Hôtel Eiffel Trocadéro

              Hôtel Eiffel Trocadéro

              35 Rue Benjamin Franklin, Paris, Paris
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in 16th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Place du Trocadero, Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars. Champs-Elysees and Lido are also within 1 mile (2 km). Trocadero Station is only a 2-minute walk and Passy Station is 6 minutes.

                La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris by The Crest Collection
                La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris by The Crest Collection

                La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris by The Crest Collection

                83 Avenue Kléber, Paris, Paris
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in 16th Arrondissement, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre National de Chaillot, Place du Trocadero and Palais de Chaillot. Guimet Museum and Eiffel Tower are also within 15 minutes. Boissiere Station and Trocadero Station are within a 5-minute walk.