Parc du Champ de Mars

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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,338 contributions
Parc du Champ de Mars is a huge park just before the Eiffel Tower. You get a superb view of it from the top of the Tower. It is great for walks and meeting people as well as a picnic or anything people can think of. It was named after the Campus Martius in Rome which in turn was dedicated to Mars the god of War. The naming has probably something to do with the fact that just at the other end of the park is the Ecole Militaire, a large complex of buildings used by the army. It was constructed in the second half of the 18th century and the army used to hold training sessions in this park.
Written September 19, 2020
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Ana G
Sydney, Australia431 contributions
This is a great spot to stop and take photos of the Eiffel Tower.

They have some nice scenery around, which is also great for photos.

There are a lot of people around and some selling souvenirs, I wouldn't go there to have a picnic or stay too long. There are other nicer places to go.
Written March 29, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand19,411 contributions
We came by the park after heading up the Eiffel tower to take a photo of the whole tower. You actually needed to walk quite a way into the par to get a nice photo of the entire tower. There were a few street lights in the way but otherwise, it was a nice place for a photo.
I also noticed this place when we were on top of the tower looking down into the city. It looked quite large and there was something on the other end of the park. We were here at night so we just came for photos and didn't have time to walk around. There were also a few people selling their trinkets here.
Written May 11, 2020
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mainur_rahman
Sydney, Australia171 contributions
Couples
A very nice park and also a great spot to view the Eiffel Tower. From the other end of the park the view of the Eiffel Tower awesome. On a nice day this park is crowded and also a good spot for picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Written January 11, 2020
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CCheng
Muntinlupa, Philippines25 contributions
It is very tempting to sit down on the grass and have a mini picnic with Eiffel Tower as your view. It is a really beautiful park to relax and hang out in while enjoying the grandness that is Eiffel.

Pro Tip: Come here early morning for less crowds. You'll get a lot of really nice pictures with less people!
Written April 9, 2020
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,643 contributions
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The Champ de Mars (Field of Mars) is a large public greenspace along one side of Eiffel Tower. You can take nice full height photos of Eiffel Tower from here. As you walk closer to the tower, you cannot take full pics because the tower is a massive structure. So take from Champs de Mars first, then walk towards tower and then up to Level 2 or TOP by lift.

Many tour buses stop along road here for tourist to take photos. The lawns here were formerly used as drilling and marching grounds by the French military.
Written February 3, 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,253 contributions
This is a park located right behind the Eiffel tower. It goes all the way to the military school. It is a place that people go to have picnics and gatherings in special celebration/days.

Instagram Hot spot. Nearby metro: Ecole Militaire exit and walk to your right until you see the end of the park.
Written August 30, 2020
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SylvieFrancois444
Ontario Canada1,377 contributions
Couples
The park is named after the Campus Martius ("Mars Field") in Rome, a tribute to the The Latin name of the Greek God of war. During the "Behind the Scenes" tour of the Eiffel Tower, we visited the bunker under the Champs de Mars which connected L'École Militaire. Very cool!

This is a great scenic route to get to the Eiffel Tower, great photo opts! We did find the park wasn't in its best shape, probably normal with all the people lying around, "flâner" like the French say, but still a grand and beautiful park.
Written July 27, 2014
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Nobres M
Brasilia, DF53 contributions
Couples
I don´t know how come no one wrote about this here yet, but on the day I went, at dusk, there were many guys selling illegal cheap wine. Don´t be fooled...this is the way they found to inspect what you have with you. Me and my girlfriend were having a picnic and this guy pretending to be drunk just sat in front of us and started asking for a sandwich. We said no but he insisted. There were many other groups sat around us and a couple behind saw everything and did NOTHING. After insisting for about 2 minutes some other guy appeared walking behind us and speaking loudly in a way that made us look at him. When we looked back the drunk guy was wih a 20 Euro bill in his hand saying he was gonna pay for a sandich. As we said no again, he left, and next thing we saw, our camera was gone. The worst thing is that there was not a single policeman around, even though we searched for one.
Written August 8, 2012
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China148,469 contributions
Couples
Parc du Champ de Mars stretches quite some distance between the Ecole Militaire building to the east and the Eiffel Tower and River Seine to the west. Lacking in aesthetic appeal of other city parks like Jardin des Tuileries, this is still a large open green space, of which there will never be enough of in major cities like Paris.

In centuries past, this was a gardening area for vegetable and fruit producers who supplied local food markets. It later became a military parade marching ground as well as a major hosting location for exhibitions that took place during the World Expos that were held in Paris around the turn of the 20th century.

Today, the park is mostly open grass with large paved walkways. It is interrupted by major Avenue Joseph Bouvard which isn't nice. There are a handful of monuments at Champ de Mars, otherwise, its just a good spot for a walk and for taking full length pictures of the Eiffel Tower which is too difficult to fully capture from up close.

Note: An interesting view of Champs de Mars can be found from the Eiffel Tower viewing platform. From here you can easily make out how this was used for military parade marching grounds in the past.
Written February 20, 2019
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