Walk around the Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Eiffel Tower is often the focal point of all tourist visits. So, if you are lucky enough to stay at the Hotel du Cadran, near the Iron Lady, here are some ideas for a Parisian stroll around the Eiffel Tower.
The essential Eiffel Tower
Let’s start our walk with the mythical Eiffel Tower. This iron building, more than 300 meters high and designed by the architect Gustave Eiffel, stands out as the most beautiful and most emblematic of the monuments of Paris. At its feet, its imposing appearance will impress you, but it is by climbing to its different floors that the experience will be unique. From the first floor to the top, the monument offers you a panoramic view of all of Paris, which you won’t get anywhere else.
Extend the experience by offering yourself a small glass at the Champagne bar, or by tasting the cuisine of the chef of the starred restaurant.
The Champ-de-Mars park
Let’s continue the visit at the feet of the Iron Lady, in the Champ de Mars Park. This large green space, open day and night to visitors, is ideal for strolling and relaxation. But it is also an essential place for major national events.
Stretching to the Grand Palais Éphémère and the Ecole Militaire, the park is the ideal place to relax, take a walk, and even have a picnic. You will then have an incredible perspective on the Eiffel Tower. In the evening, the twinklings of the tower finally offer you a moving spectacle of beauty.
The National Hotel of the Invalides
Let’s stay in the 7th district of Paris, towards the Hotel invalid and its imposing golden dome. Built at the end of the 17th century, on the initiative of Louis XIV, this building now houses the Army Museum, the tomb of Napoleon I, as well as 2 churches and 2 other museums. But its primary purpose is, and always has been, to welcome disabled soldiers who fought for France.
Let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the architecture, then take a walk on the Esplanade des Invalides, which slowly guides you to the banks of the Seine.
The Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Garden
Let us now cross the Seine, and set off to meet the Louvre Museum, and its famous glass pyramid, in the first district of Paris. With more than 33,000 works of art, including immense masterpieces, such as the Mona Lisa or the Victory of Samothrace, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world.
In its extension, the Tuileries garden is a French garden where it is pleasant to stroll, between the fountains and the statues. Why not rest for a moment on the green metal chairs, before continuing our walk?
The Champs-Élysées, from Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe
At the end of the Tuileries gardens, in the 8It is arrondissement of Paris, you come across the Place de la Concorde, and its famous luxor obelisk, built by Ramses II in the 13It is century, and offered to the city of Paris by the Viceroy of Egypt in 1836.
Then borrow the Champs-Elysees, the most beautiful avenue in the world (nearly 2 km), and walk along the luxury boutiques and gourmet restaurants to the Triumphal arch. On the stone of this building, you can read the names of the generals and the battles of the revolution and the first empire. Under the arch, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the flame of Remembrance to all the French who died on the battlefields.
The Trocadero gardens
Let’s continue our way heading towards the Seine, to reach the Trocadero gardens, in the 16th district of Paris. Here, nearly 100,000 m² of green spaces welcome you and offer you a new perspective on the Eiffel Tower.
Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1937, the Trocadéro gardens dominate Paris. In their center, you will discover the famous fountain in warsaw, whose 20 water cannons are beautifully highlighted by a colorful water show.
If you walk through the gardens, you can also admire several breathtaking sculptures.
The most famous bridges in Paris
To take this little walk, and easily get from one bank of the Seine to the other,paris bridges are numerous, and some stand out for their history and beauty.
The bridge of Arts
The Bidge of Arts, between the Louvre and the Institut de France, and the first bridge in Paris. But he is best known for being the lovers’ Bridge. Indeed, until 2015, all lovers from all over the world went there to hang a padlock on the footbridge, and throw the key into the Seine, a symbol of eternal love. Since then, the padlocks have been removed, as their weight threatened the structure of the bridge.
The Alexander III Bridge
Linking the Invalides to the Petit Palais, the Alexander III Bridge is listed as a historical monument. Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, it is the most emblematic bridge in Paris, and stands out with its 4 pylons 17 meters high representing the Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Industry.
Tourists like to meet there to take photos, because it offers an exceptional view of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.
Built later, during the 20th century, the Bir Hakeim bridge stands out for its two-storey architecture. The first floor is reserved for metro line 6, and the second floor is dedicated to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. From the bridge, we discover another exceptional view of the Iron Lady.
Under the bridge of Bir-Hakeim, the island of swans begins and extends along the Seine to the bridge of Grenelle.
Your Cadran hotel near the Eiffel Tower
To take full advantage of our little stroll around the Eiffel Tower, we recommend that you plan 2 beautiful days. On the evening of your first day, stay close by booking a room Cadran Hotel. You will then stay in a cozy and modern 4-star hotel, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower and rue Cler.
The great comfort room ensures you a quality rest, and the relaxation area with sauna and jacuzzi allows you to relax, before leaving for new adventures.
The Eiffel Tower is the nerve center of visits to Paris. All around, many historical monuments are to be discovered, the time of a walk. Cadran Hotel is ideally located in the heart of this walk, and offers you a bubble of sweetness between two visits.