Parc du Champ de Mars, Paris

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Named after Campus Martius in Rome, Parc du Champ de Mars has a long, lush lawn lined with gardens. If you're looking for uninterrupted views of the Eiffel Tower, this park is a perfect place for a stroll. Children will love the playgrounds, and the 24.5 hectare (60 acre) open space offers many opportunities for outdoor sports. On the military school side of the park, away from the Eiffel Tower, you'll see the Monument to Peace, with the word peace written in 32 languages on two glass forms and 32 columns. By using our Paris online visit planner , you can arrange your visit to Parc du Champ de Mars and other attractions in Paris.
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  • Obviously you're here to see the Eiffel Tower and the morning sun shines right behind your back and has the tower itself sparkling in the sunlight! You'll also be able to see yourself clearly in your ...  more »
  • The vision of the Park from the tower is amazing. It's worth the climb the tower to see the entire Park.
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  • The Parc du Champ de Mars is a large public park of 780 meters long and 200 meters wide, it extends the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. Was opened in 1780. With many green areas, lakes, fountains, places to practice sports and children's playgrounds. A lot of people go to the Park to relax, rest and picnic on the lawn.
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  • When in Paris, one must enjoy the sight of her, the Eiffel Tower. This place comes to life at night. At the top of the hour, every hour until 0100, one can watch her lights come on. We had two tours, one during the day and one at night so no regrets, we saw her at all times and then some. She is best admired from across the River Seine. You will get the best pics from there. You will thank me later. There are many food vendors as well as souvenir vendors here, a little for everyone in the Family. They is also always a steady supply of taxis to take you back to your hotel so do not worry.
  • This is where one of the beauties of the world, Eiffel tower is located. The best time to be here is after 8 in the evening. The Eiffel tower will be full of glowing lights until 1 a m. Its definitely a spectacular view. People will be here whole night boozing and lighting cigarettes.
  • Large open area where you can get away from the traffic with a stunning view of the Eiffel tower. We had heard to beware of pan handlers and pick pockets, but had absolutely no experience with anyone approaching us. Many people were just sitting relaxing on the grass seemingly enjoying a pleasant sunny day or taking pictures. The atmosphere was mellow and the view of the tower restful, even with the traffic flowing in the distance.
  • Wow! (NOT A GOOD WOW) This may be the biggest let down in Paris. The pristine lawns that you see in the pictures (leading up to the Eiffel Tower) do not exist! What could be a beautiful lawn is simply a bunch of dirt covered with trash and RATS. In addition to the rats, we were constantly being berated by the locals selling wine, beer and cigarettes. The first few times were fine, but after about 5 minutes, you will be approached by at least 10 different people selling things. Even when you tell them no, they continue trying to haggle the price even if you are not interested. Honestly, I'm not sure which was more frustrating, the salesmen or the rats. The only redeeming factor is the view of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Was approached by no less than 7 Eiffel tower salesmen, who all tried to appeal to my kids by shoving miniature monuments into their hands. The whole beautiful park area is being renovated. No cafes would let my children pee. I won't be going back there.

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