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HD Photos of the Champ de Mars Park in Paris page 1



Now when visiting Paris for a holiday, it is more than likely you will visit the Effiel Tower and that means that you will also be in the Champs de Mars Park, as this is by the base of the tower then stretches up to the Ecole Militaire, which also has many different areas and monuments in its grounds, and as you will see from these photos it is well worth the time to have a walk through these gardens in Paris and even stop to have a picnic like so many others do.


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Photo showing one of the ponds next to the Eiffel Tower in the Champ de Mars park

Pond Next To The Eiffel Tower In The Champ De Mars

There are a lot of people that do not realise that there are actually two ponds located just beneath the Eiffel Tower within the Champ de Mars park, and this is a photo we took of one of these ponds by a lovely walkway and viewpoint, which can be accessed very easily from an entrance close to the River Seine, and while we were there, even though it was a beautiful summers day, we only saw a handful of other people enjoying the views, tranquillity and scenery.


This photo was taken looking down the Champ de Mars central lawn area towards the Eiffel Tower

Champ De Mars Central Grass Area With The Eiffel Tower

We took this photo of the central part of the Champ de Mars park looking towards the Eiffel Tower and beyond where you can just see part of the Palais de Chaillot, and this area was redesigned by the landscape architect Jean-Camille Formige for the 1889 Universal Exhibition, this garden stretches from the Ecole Militaire right to the River Seine, with some lovely meandering pathways, ponds, childrens play areas and much more for everyone to enjoy while they are on holiday in Paris.


View of the Ecole Militaire at the bottom of the Champ de Mars gardens

Ecole Militaire At The Bottom Of The Champ De Mars

Here you can see the Ecole Militaire, which is the military training academy that Napoleon Bonaparte once attended, with the Tour Montparnasse Tower in the background, and in the photo you can see the wide exspance of lawn with the regimental style trees along each edge, which used to be the military parade ground and drill ground, before it was turned into a public park and garden, yet it still retained its name of the Champ de Mars, as it was named after the Roman god of War.


Picture showing some of the trees and park benches in the Champ de Mars gardens in Paris

Champ De Mars Trees And Park Benches

The Champ de Mars, which has a full name of the Jardins du Champ de Mars once belonged to the military academy called the Ecole Militaire, however, these were handed over to the city of Paris and completely redesigned for the 1889 World Fair, which was when the Eiffel tower was constructed, and although some areas are laid out like a French garden, others are more like an English garden, such as a part of the park that you can see in this photo.


Photo taken close to the Monument Des Droits De L'Homme in the Champ de Mars park

Champ De Mars And Monument Des Droits De L'Homme

We took this photo of the Champ de Mars park in Paris looking towards the Eiffel Tower, which is partially covered by the numerous varieties of different trees, and this image was taken as we were standing by the monument to human rights called the Monument Des Droits De L'Homme, and the bronze statue of a lady and young boy that you can see to the right, is a part of this very little known monument.


Picture of flowerbeds and trees in the Champ de Mars park

Trees And Flowerbeds In The Champ De Mars

The Champ de Mars gardens have pretty flowerbeds, well kept lawns and a wide variety of different trees, some of which are very rare, and this has become a popular garden in Paris for school visits as you can see from this image, yet it is also a popular tourist attraction due to its location by the Eiffel Tower, plus playing host to numerous celebrations throughout the year, such as Bastille Day and the fireworks display.


Photo of the Monument Des Droits De L'Homme with it statues and obelisks

Monument Des Droits De L'Homme

Wherever you venture you will find numerous different monuments in Paris, and as we were walking through the Champ de Mars park, we came across this unusual monument that we did not even realise was there, yet located on the left hand side as you are going towards the Ecole Militiare, we found out later that this is called the Monument Des Droits De L'Homme, and based on an old temple with different statues and obelisks as you can see in this photo, it is actually dedicated to human rights.


Photo of stone park benches and vase statue in the Champ de Mars gardens

Stone park Benches In The Champ De Mars

In this image you can see one of the many stone park benches that have ornate vase type statues on top, which are dotted around the Champ de Mars gardens, yet as you can also tell, people enjoy relaxing on the grass under the shade of the trees, but there are also numerous activities for children to enjoy from a sandpit to the Marionnettes de Champ de Mars puppet theatre, which is located in the green building you can see behind, and a bell sounds just prior to the next show starting.


View through broken glass at the Wall for Peace of the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars

View Through Broken Glass At The Wall For Peace

This is not an effect we put on this photo, as it is in fact it was a pane of broken glass from one part of the Le Mur Pour La Paix, which is a shame considering that this translates to The Wall For Peace and has the word Peace written in numerous languages, and although the Champ de Mars garden that you can see behind this glass has a very rich history, this is a far more modern monument in Paris which was inaugurated in the year 2000, and it is located at the opposite end of this impressive park to the Eiffel Tower.


Photo of pond at the base of the Eiffel Tower in the Champ de Mars park

Pond At The Base Of The Eiffel Tower

This is a photo we took of one of the two ponds that are located within the Champ de Mars park in Paris, and as you can tell from this image, it is located right at the base of the Eiffel Tower, which provides a fantastic view of the structure from a completely different perspective and viewpoint, yet without the thousands of tourists around for a bit of peace and tranquillity, compared to the amount you may be able to make out in this image that were queing to go up this famous landmark.


Photograph of pathway through the Champ de Mars park

Pathway Through The Champ De Mars

Either side of the main lawn of Champ de Mars there are winding paths that meander between the trees, which are ideal for a relaxing stroll on a nice day, and the perfect place to stop for a picnic or admire some of the wide variety of different species of trees and plants, just like those that you can see in this HD photo we took, which is a part of the garden located close to the Eiffel Tower that were designed by the landscape architect Jean-Camille Formige.


Photo of Wallace drinking water fountain in the Champ de Mars park

Wallace Water Fountain

Dotted all over the city there are drinking water fountains, many of which are known as Wallace Fountains, as it was a gentleman by the name of Wallace that designed them and paid for these fountains in Paris to be installed, and this is a photo we took of one of these that is located within the Champ de Mars park, that we saw being used by a few people re-filling their water bottles on the hot day that we were visiting this beautiful garden.


Photo of the Marionnettes de Champ de Mars

Marionnettes De Champ De Mars

Even though Paris is often known as a city of romance, there are also numerous tourist attractions for families with children, and the Champ de Mars park is no exception, as there are childrens playgrounds and even a traditional puppet theatre called the Marionnettes de Champ de Mars, which is the green building that you can see in this photo we took while we were visiting this beautiful garden in Paris that is located right by the Eiffel Tower.


Photograph of stone park benches under trees in the Champ de Mars park

Champ De Mars Stone Park Benches

We took this photo of the Champ de Mars park, that has an official name of Jardin du Champ de Mars, and as you can tell, there are numerous trees that provide welcome shade on a hot sunny day, along with stone ornamental park benches to relax those weary legs, and even though the Champ de Mars is right in the heart of Paris, it is still peaceful, and full of wildlife, even woodpeckers, tawny owls, etc.





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More Information On Champ de Mars

  -  The Champ de Mars park in Paris
  -  The Eiffel Tower
  -  Le Mur Pour La Paix - The Wall For Peace
  -  Les Marionnettes du Champ de Mars - Puppet show theatre

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  -  Photo Images Of The Eiffel Tower
  -  Photo Images Of The Wall For Peace
  -  Photo Images Of The Ecole Militairee
  -  Photo Images Of The Marionnettes du Champ de Mars
  -  Photo Images Of Monument Des Droits De L'Homme

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