Paris’s best photo opportunity

The Palais du Trocadéro is one of Paris’ many surreal tourist spots. It’s built on a hill on the northern bank of the Seine, directly opposite the Eiffel Tower. As well as affording visitors amazing views over the city, a quirk in its architecture means you get the best possible shot of the tower itself.

So get your cameras ready – our Paris bus tour captures the whole scene perfectly. The driver even slows down to give you that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Just over the river we’ll stop by the Eiffel Tower. You can walk back over the Pont d’Iéna to explore the Trocadéro gardens, watch street entertainers on the concourse, or even pop inside the L’Aquarium de Paris.

History of the Trocadéro

Originally the Palais du Trocadéro was conceived for the World Fair of 1878. At its centre was a large concert hall with two curved wings wrapping around its manicured gardens.

Then for the International Exhibition of 1937, the old Palais was demolished. The current Palais de Chaillot was built on its foundations. And where the concert hall had stood, they left the now iconic ‘gap’ through which you’ll get your legendary shot of the Eiffel Tower.

Other interesting facts about the Trocadéro

  • It’s worth visiting the Trocadéro: it houses several museums as well as the Paris Aquarium
  • The gardens have Paris’ largest pond and the fountain is spectacularly lit at night
  • An unusual building, it contains both Moorish and Byzantine architecture
  • Large bronze statues of Apollo and Hercules stand in front of each wing