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Champ de Mars
Type: Attractions, Cultural Venues, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Public Spaces, Relaxing
First built in 1780, the parc du Champ-de-Mars is a large green space that stretches from the Eiiffel Tower all the way down to the Ecole Militaire to the southeast. It is a favored place for... Read More
First built in 1780, the parc du Champ-de-Mars is a large green space that stretches from the Eiiffel Tower all the way down to the Ecole Militaire to the southeast. It is a favored place for leisurely strolls, rain or shine. It is also one of the best places in the city to stretch out a picnic blanket and dawdle the afternoon hours away over a shared baguette, some French cheese and other treats. The freely accessed public space frequently hosts national and international events such as fireworks for Bastille Day, White Yoga Day and even at the turn of the last century, was the site of the Universal Exposition. It also hosted the reception and a gigantic banquet for the marriage of the Duc d'Orl�ans in 1837.
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- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Eiffel Tower is one of the top ten most recognized landmarks in the world. It was originally built as a temporary structure.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Measuring in at 24.5 hectares (60.5 acres), a reduction from its original 42 hectares (103.7 acres), this is still the largest green space in Paris.