Parc du Champ de Mars - Eiffel Tower - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
As you walk through the Parc du Champ de Mars the Eiffel tower grows to dominate the skyline. It is the most dramatic way to approach this icon of Paris, and much more satisfactory than simply popping out at the base from the Tour Eiffel metro. This panorama, taken part way down the park, shows the approach to the Eiffel Tower. The bright blue skies in the photograph are typical of many pictures of the Eiffel Tower.
Parc du Champ de Mars - Eiffel Tower - FURTHER INFORMATION
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The Parc du Champ de Mars is the large park leading up to the The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel), one of the most popular attraction in Paris. This panorama was taken from the Place Jaques Rueff and shows the Eiffel Tower dominating the skyline towards the north. To the south the park leads to the Ecole Militaire.
The park is named after the Campus Martius in Rome. 'Champ de Mars' translates into English as 'Field of Mars'. Mars was the Roman god of war, and the park was once used for military training.
The park originally covered 45 hectares, but has been reduced to the current 24.5hectars over time. It was a place of demonstration, and the site of the 'fusillade du Champ-de-Mars' (Champ de Mars Massacre) of protesters demanding the removal of King Louis XVI which lead to the French Revolution. Today on Bastille Day (14 July) crowds gather to watch fireworks being let off from here and Trocadéro Gardens over the river.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Metro: Champ du Mars / Tour Eiffel (Line 6), Dupleix (line 6), Ecole Militaire (Line 8)