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Palais de Chaillot in Paris is a must do for its spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower. Walking across the gardens and the river to the Eiffel Tower is a classic. Palais de Chaillot hosts first class architecture and maritime museums. Paris monuments.

Visit Palais de Chaillot in Paris

The Palais de Chaillot crowns the Chaillot hill facing the Tour Eiffel on the banks of the river in Paris. The spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower from Palais de Chaillot is rightly the most famous Paris view and a part of most Paris bus tours.

The walk from Palais de Chaillot to Eiffel Tower across the Trocadero gardens and the Iena Seine bridge is a scenic Paris walking tour. Details on Eiffel Tower walking tour.

Palais de Chaillot also hosts two world class museums.

Museums in Palais de Chaillot

Palais de Chaillot is worth a visit for its museums. Go with your children to the first class Maritime Museum, its great ship models spanning three centuries, or to Paris Aquarium (web site), located in Palais de Chaillot Gardens.

Architecture lovers enjoy the Cite de l'architecture, a rich museum devoted to France's monuments, allowing a journey through space and time. Web site. Nice affordable cafe with a view (Cafe Carlu). The Musee de l'Homme Anthropology Museum is also quite interesting. Web site.

History of Palais de Chaillot

Replacing a first controversial Trocadero Palace dating from 1878, the Palais de Chaillot was built in 1937 by architects Carlu, Boileau and Azema. It was one of the highlights of the 1937 Paris International Exhibition (picture). Two years before World War Two broke out, this World Exhibition, the last in Paris until today, was the dramatic stage of a prestige showdown between the USSR and Nazi Germany (picture).

The Palais de Chaillot and the Musee Art Moderne near-by are the main legacies of Paris 1937 international exhibition.

Palais de Chaillot and United Nations

The Palais de Chaillot hosted the third United Nations General Assembly, benefiting from a temporary extraterritorial exception. For this, a ceremony was organized on September 1, 1948, during which the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Maurice Schumann symbolically handed over the keys of the palace to the Secretary-General of the UN, Trygve Lie.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted there the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. In 1951, the Palais de Chaillot hosted the sixth General Assembly of the United Nations.

Information on Palais de Chaillot

1, place du Trocadero
Paris 75116 France

Paris metro: Trocadero station on lines 6 and 9
Locate Palais de Chaillot on Paris map.

In Palais de Chaillot, the Maritime Museum, Musee de l'Homme and Cite de l'Architecture can be visited. The Cafe Carlu is open to all. Entrance by Cite de l'Architecture.

The frozen fountains of Palais de Chaillot
The frozen fountains of Palais de Chaillot

Palais de Chaillot hotel

Hotel Etoile Trocadero is in the 16th arondissement, within walking distance of the Champs Elysées and Palais de Chaillot. It offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and private bathroom. Each room at the Etoile Trocadero also features a minibar, a hairdryer and dry-cleaning service is available. A continental breakfast is provided every morning and can be served in the guest rooms. Guests arriving late can benefit from 24-hour reception and they can also leave their bags during the day. Daily newspapers are provided, along with Wi-Fi access.

21, rue Saint Didier
Paris 75016 France
Hotel Etoile Trocadero
Hotel Etoile Trocadero
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