Parc du Champs de Mars

A few meters apart and divided by the Seine River are the Champs-de-Mars and the Trocadéro Gardens. The Champ-de-Mars is a massive public green space of 780 meters (2,574 feet) in length and is bordered on either side by the Military School and the Eiffel Tower. It is situated in the seventh district of Paris.

To honor the Roman god of war, the park is named after Campus Martius ('Mars Field') in Rome. The term alludes to the fact that the French military once used these lawns as training and parade grounds. Although it was once a cultivable field that was later turned into an annex of the Military School in about 1765, it was not always recognized as what it is now. Even though the army owns the area, more and more public events are held there.

The Champ-de-Mars, which was used as a public gathering place to commemorate republican victories, came to represent the French Republic before it was abandoned with the restoration of the French monarchy. Then several Universal Exhibitions were held there at the end of the 19th century.

The Champ-de-Mars now hosts a number of events year-round, including picnics, marathons, concerts, exhibitions, and fireworks.

Things to do in Parc du Champs de Mars?

  • It should go without saying that this part of Paris is a great place to stroll. Different garden statues from various eras can be found.
  • Come here to enjoy a leisurely lunch while taking shots of the Eiffel Tower and people-watching. Many Parisians visit this park to unwind and witness the beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Park seats provide a comfortable area to unwind after a long day of sightseeing.
  • The Mur pour la Paix (Wall for Peace), which was constructed in front of the École Militaire in March 2000, is one of the park's pleasant discoveries.
  • The world's 40 best riders compete at the Paris Eiffel Jumping event held here every year in June. Witness this spectacular event in June.
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Address of Parc du Champs de Mars

Avenue de la République, Colmar, France

Opening & Closing time of Parc du Champs de Mars

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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