Trocadero is one of the most majestic and interesting places of Paris. It’s a square, but when saying Trocadero, the Parisians often refer to the whole beautiful area including the Palais de Chaillot and the Gardens, topped by an enormous fountains and with the best view of the Eiffel Tower
in the whole Paris. The Palais de Chaillot is located there, in the hill of Chaillot, which used to be a village. The name Trocadero may sound familiar to you: There is an entertainment centre in London that shares a name with this beautiful place. In fact, both are named after the battle of Trocadero, in which the French army won the Isla del Trocadero from the Spanish. Trocadero is indeed a place of history: The majestic Trocadero Palace was built for the World’s Fair of 1878, and later demolished for the one of 1937: The Palais de Chaillot was built in its place.
If you book one of GowithOh’s apartments near Trocadero, you will be in one of the most elegant and chic neighbourhoods of the capital of France. It’s in the 16th arrondissement
, which is also known as arrondissement de Passy (more on rue de Passy later). It is one of the richest neighbourhoods of Paris, and one of the residential areas with the most prestige in Paris. It’s full of museums and beautiful parks and buildings from the 19th century. If you book one of GowithOh’s apartments near Trocadero, you will have as neighbours lots of fancy and elegant people! You may even get jealous seeing the beautiful houses surrounded by gardens. Still, the 16th arrondissement is one of the areas with the most business as well
If you book one of GowithOh’s apartments near Trocadero, you will be very well connected to the rest of the city. Many sightseeing buses stop there thanks to its privileged location, very close to the Eiffel tower, and there are plenty of metro stops around. Right by the square, you will find the Trocadero metro stop, where you can get lines 6 and 9: Line 9 will take you to places such as Place de la Concorde or the Père Lachaise Cemetery, whereas with line 6 you will be able to go to the Eiffel Tower itself or the Arc de Triomphe. Trocadéro is also a great place to walk along the river Seine and enjoy its beautiful riverside.
Not all visitors know this, but Trocadero is the place in Paris that offers the best view of the main landmark of the city, the Eiffel Tower. Don’t forget to take a picture from the Trocadero Square: you will have an awesome view of the tower, with the Trocadero Gardens and the river right in front of it. After that, you can walk past the gardens and cross the river until the Eiffel Tower itself, where you can decide whether to climb to the top or not. There’s always a big queue! If you book an apartment near Trocadero, you will also have the opportunity to see the illuminated Eiffel Tower at night! You will have chosen a great location to have a wonderful promenade during night-time.
But there’s much more to see in the area if you book an apartment near Trocadero. Right at Trocadero Square, you will find the Palais de Chaillot, where you can visit the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, a wonderful museum that will make you travel through centuries of architecture. You can also visit Balzac’s House and the Clemenceau Museum, which makes Trocadero a great location for a cultural outing!
Finally, if you go to Passy (as we explained, a great shopping street), you will also be able to admire the wonderful little houses, as well as visiting the Passy Cemetery – It seems like a weird thing to visit, but the cemeteries of Paris are all so beautiful that it’s worth entering those you pass by.
Have you tried the very French macaroons yet? If you haven’t and you are staying in an apartment near Trocadero, you are right at the best spot. Carette is a great tea house where you will find macaroons of all colours and tastes. You couldn’t leave the capital of France without trying one of their main delicatessen! For dinner you can try the Café du Trocadero, a place with a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower, or Le Malakoff if you’re very hungry, since they are known to serve big portions. However, keep in mind that Trocadero is a fancy place, so the restaurants are usually pricey. Check the menu before entering any restaurant to avoid unpleasant surprises!
If you’re travelling with children and want to find something less gourmet that you will enjoy, we have an option that will allow you to enjoy your meal as well: Schwartz’s offers great burgers and other essentials of the American cuisine, as well as awesome fries! And another great option for children is to just grab some sandwiches to go and enjoy them in a picnic at the Trocadero Gardens!
Are you in the mood for some dancing? Take a look at those lively boats in front of the Eiffel Tower, since you can have a drink in many of them – some are also a club! Dancing at nightlife in front of the Eiffel Tower is an unforgettable experience, one that you must have if you’re staying near Trocadero.
If you just want to have a quiet drink to put the cherry on top on a day full of beautiful monuments, wonderfully green parks and interesting museums, Trocadero offers some good pubs as well. You can try Le Bar, which has a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower too, or the Pub Kleber. In case you didn’t have dinner, you can eat in there too!