The Top 5 Things to Do Around the Eiffel Tower

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    First-time visitors to Paris often have the Eiffel Tower on their bucket list. And a visit to this iconic monument is well worth it, especially if you want a breathtaking view of the city. However, once your journey to the tower is complete, it's time to figure out what to do next. This area is home to authentic cafes, museums, and parks, but it is also full of tourist traps. Avoid getting sucked into the crowd, and plan your own itinerary instead. A picnic on the Champ de Mars, marveling at the city's vast art collection, and a sunset cruise on the Seine River will complete your once-in-a-lifetime journey.

    1. Picnic on the Champ de Mars

    Few visitors enjoy the walk in the park that goes from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to the École Militaire. This 60-acre garden known as Champ de Mars is easily seen from the viewing platform on the top deck of the tower. The land was developed during the 16th century and was used for growing vegetables and vines. During the 18th century, Napoleon's nearby academy repurposed them for military training. Today, you can kick back and enjoy the fantastic views while stretching out for a relaxed picnic. Playgrounds, lakes and majestic flower beds make the garden space especially pleasant during the spring and summer months.

    2. Explore the Trocadero gardens

    A few steps from the tower is the grandiose complex known to Parisians as “La Trocadero”. Like the Champ de Mars, this outdoor space consists of a long garden, with fountains and a lawn perfect for relaxing. The garden also offers playgrounds and ice cream stands for children. The fountain complex is particularly exciting, consisting of twelve fountains, each with a 12 meter high water column, 10 water arches and 24 small fountains.

    3. Examine the Palais de Chaillot

    Perched on Chaillot Hill in the Trocadero is the Palais de Chaillot, home to the cultural institutions of the Cité de l'Architecture, the Chaillot National Theater and a few museums. This large terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower has quite a complex history, as Adolf Hitler posed for an official photo here after occupying Paris in 1940 during WWII. Then, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly met here to officially adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in response to the atrocities committed during the war. Today, you can peruse a collection of ship models and naval institutions at the Naval Museum and discover everything that defines man and human beings at the Museum of Man.

    4. Get lost in the Museum of Modern Art

    If you're a fan of modern art, you're in luck: the best contemporary art museums in Paris are just a few minutes' walk from the Eiffel Tower. Spend a day (or many) exploring permanent and temporary exhibitions of works from the 20th century to the present day. The Museum of Modern Art is a municipal museum considered part of the Palais de Tokyo art complex. Opened in 1961, the museum is housed in a building that was originally opened for the 1937 International Art and Technique Exhibition. Its vast art collection is freely accessible, making it a great stop for anyone visiting Paris with a limited budget.

    5. Take part in an art exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo

    The Palais de Tokyo shares a terrace with its brother, the Museum of Modern Art, which offers an aerial view of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars. The terrace itself is a great place to take photos from various points of view. Then enter the Palais de Tokyo for an insider's view of Parisian and world avant-garde art. Opened in 2002, this exhibition space features state-of-the-art facilities and curated shows, and features a pleasant, modern restaurant perfect for a bite to eat.

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