The Palais du Trocadéro was built for Paris 1878 world exhibition and demolished in 1937 to make room for the Palais de Chaillot. The Trocadéro Palace was heavily critized and is one of the many Paris monuments gone with the time. Place du Trocadéro in front of Palais de Chaillot is the heart of a fashionable 16th arondissement district. Paris monuments.
The Trocadéro was designed by architects Gabriel Davioud and Jules Bourdais. Its mauresque architecture housed the largest concert hall ever built with 4,600 seats. The internal decoration mobilized the best artists of the time. Large animal sculptures made for it have been transferred in front of Musée d'Orsay. Like the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro was very controversial. Parisians called it the crab. It was ultimately demolished and replaced in 1937 by the Palais de Chaillot.
The name Trocadéro was kept for Place du Trocadéro, the address of Palais de Chaillot. Parisians also regularly use the wording Trocadéro.
Old postcards of Trocadéro
The 60m high Chaillot Hill along the Seine river is facing the Eiffel Tower. The project of Napoléon to build there a Palais du Roi de Rome for his son never materialized. The Palais du Trocadéro was built for Paris 1878 world exhibition and named after the 1823 Trocadéro battle in Spain, when the fortified Isla del Trocadéro was captured by French forces led by the Duc d'Angoulême, son of the future King of France, Charles X. After the battle, the autocratic Spanish Bourbon Ferdinand VII was restored to the throne of Spain.
A former residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte and listed in the French “Monuments Historiques”, Shangri-La Hotel is a hotel palace located 500m away from du Place Trocadéro, across the Seine River and facing the Eiffel Tower.
It reflects both Asian hospitality and French art de vivre. It has 2 restaurants, one of them a Michelin star. An indoor pool and a spa are featured. Many rooms have Eiffel Tower views.
Hotel Etoile Trocadéro is in the 16th arondissement, within walking distance of the Champs Elysées and Place du Trocadéro. 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.
The Palais de Chaillot, which replaced the old Trocadéro in 1937, hosts the Paris Maritime Museum, the Cité de l'architecture, a museum devoted to France's monuments, the Musée de l'Homme and the 1,200 seat Théatre National de Chaillot. Web site.
As TNP, it was a flagship of Paris culture after world war II under the leadership of Jean Vilar, with actors such as Gerard Philippe and Maria Casares.
With a unique and breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, Les Îlots de Chaillot showcases an inventive and affordable cuisine in the heart of Palais de Chaillot. The Art Deco restaurant room is gorgious and quiet.
Proposed by Véronique Dossetto, an actress with an atypical career, and Olivier Dufour, an esthete and humanist cook, promoted Toque Française, their cuisine offers a choice of fresh products from organic farming. A hidden treasure.