Photos and attractions inside Jardins du Trocadero - Page 1
Located in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris, the Jardins du Trocadero have become a major tourist attraction, both for the fountains and the incredible views to the Eiffel Tower, and here you can see a map along with many high definition photos including viewpoints showing the Trocadero Gardens and its many attractions within.
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The Triumphal Dance statue
The Jardins du Trocadero were first laid out in 1878, then redesigned in 1937 for the World Fair in Paris, however, some of the additions are far more recent, like this statue called The Triumphal Dance, which is located on the eastern side of the gardens in the lower section.
The Triumphal Dance
The famous twenty water cannons facing the Eiffel Tower
Probably one of the most spectacular sites and most famous are the fountains at the Troacedro Gardens with their twenty water cannons, as you can see here, which propel water over the basins towards the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the River Seine.
Taureau et Daim statue in its water basin
Known as the Fontaine du Trocadero, or the Fontaine de Varsovie, which in English translate to the Trocadero Fountain or the Fountain of Warsaw, this is the largest fountain in Paris itself, which has been designed with different features including a cascade effect from two smaller basins that have a bronze statue in each, just like this one called Taureau et Daim.
View of Warsaw Fountain main central water basin
The Jardins du Trocadero also encompasses the Palais de Chaillot, which is the building with its two separate wings you can see in this photograph that we took from close to the bottom of the main garden by the Warsaw Fountain, that was also constructed for the 1937 Universal Exhibition in Paris.
Panoramic photo of golden statue on Palais de Chaillot
But in between the two wings of the Palais de Chaillot there is an esplanade, which is where you will find eight golden statues, four on each side, with this panoramic photo showing just one of these, which were also put in place when the new palace was constructed.
Trocadero Garden western corner pond and bridge
However, instead of some gardens and parks in Paris having a very formal theme due to them being attached to former royal residences, when the Jardins du Trocadero were redesigned, they also used an English style garden concept with winding paths and different features like ponds and bridges.
The water fountain with its Horses and Dog bronze statues
But getting back to the Fontain de Varsovie, you can see in this image that there are numerous different columns of water that sprout up from the basins, and with a total of 56 that can reach four metres in height and 12 that can reach seven metres in height, these add a great animation, which can also be lit up at night.
Jardins du Trocadero bronze animal statue group
The above photo shows a close up of one of the two bronze animal statue groups that are located at the top of the Fontaine de Varsovie close to the Palais de Chaillot, with this being the called Un chien et des tetes de chevaux, plus as you can see, the water flows from the base into the small square pond, before cascading down the rest of the fountain.
Macro photo of yellow flower inside Jardins du Trocadero
The Jardins du Trocadero also have a wide variety of different plants, trees and flowers, some of which have vibrant colours that make these pleasant surroundings for a day out, or just a place to relax, and these are just one of the gardens that have become popular with people who enjoying gardening or botany.
La Joie de Vivre stone sculpture in Trocadero Gardens
When the Trocadero Gardens were re-laid out, additional statues were added to the grounds, with this particular one being located to the left hand side by the bottom of the Fontaine du Trocadero as you are facing the garden, which is called La Joie de Vivre.
Raised square stone basin with cascading water fountains
So here you can see the other bronze statue positioned in the centre of a square basin along with some of the numerous water jets of the Trocadero Fountain located within the Jardins du Trocadero, which was inaugurated in 1937 for the World Fair in Paris, after the original cascade fountain had been completely redesigned.
Trocadero's south west corner stone steps and pathway
Yet there are many unusual features that can be found within the Jardins du Trocadero, just like this rock face wall with its stone steps leading to a pathway for an elevated view over the south westerly section of the garden, which was kept from part of the original garden laid out for the 1878 Universal Exhibition.
Eiffel Tower viewed from the centre of Trocadero Gardens
But for the ultimate view of the Eiffel Tower you would need to be on the terrace of the Palais de Chaillot, and this is a very popular place for a photo opportunity, although on warm summers evenings the area gets exceedingly crowded with people waiting for the lights to turn on.
View of Eiffel Tower looking through Trocadero's trees
Here you can see another completely different view over the southern part of the Trocadero Gardens and the Eiffel Tower looming up above the trees, and if you look carefully at the image, you can see two of the winding paths, with these gardens being redesigned by the architect Roger-Henri Expert, assisted by Adolphe Thiers and Paul Maitre.
Trocadero's Underground Aquarium Entrance With Glass Canopy
It was back in 1878 when the Jardins du Trocadero were first laid out by Jean-Charles Alphand, that an underground aquarium was constructed beneath the garden, and this is a photo showing the entrance to the aquarium, which has undergone restoration works over recent years, and although re-opened in 2006, it was closed again before re-opening in 2016.
Front view of the Bull and Deer cascading water feature
Although here you can see a close up photograph showing the second of the animal statue groups at the top of the Fontaine du Trocadero called Taureau et Daim, which in English translates the Bull and Deer, and was also made of bronze for the inauguration in 1937.
Trocadero's water fountains, statues and Eiffel Tower
We mentioned earlier that there were several statues located within the Jardins du Trocadero, and this shows a seated figure looking over the fountains towards the Eiffel Tower, which is one of two located either side, with one being a female and the other a male.
Tourists enjoying open grass area within the gardens
Even though the Jardins du Trocadero were first laid out by Jean-Charles Alphand who specialised in gardens of Paris, they were completely redesigned back in the 1930s, yet kept many original features including the English style of garden that had winding paths, which are now enjoyed by locals and tourists who want to relax on the grass areas.
Side view of the twenty water cannons in Trocadero Gardens
We mentioned way earlier about the cannons of the Fontaine du Trocadero, and here you can see a photo of all twenty that are arranged in sets of five, which project water down the central basin, reaching approximately 50 metres, providing a phenomenal display on top of the jets and other water features.
Snack bar and food kiosk next to the gardens
Located at the bottom of the Jardins du Trocadero within an area named the Place de Varsovie, which is close to the Pond d'Iena that takes you over the river Seine to the Eiffel Tower, you will come across a kiosk selling drinks, snacks such as muffins, ice creams and more, to keep you going while admiring the many tourist attractions within the area.
Official tourist information board for Jardins du Trocadero
Although here you can see one of the tourist information boards located at an entrance to the Trocadero Gardens, which provides a brief history and the original year that the gardens were first developed, being 1878, along with opening times of 24 hours a day every day, plus some things that are allowed and not allowed within this free public park.
Photo of Trocadero's water fountains at dusk
Ironically, even though it showed no alcohol on the Jardins du Trocadero tourist information board you saw earlier, when we were waiting one summers evening for the Eiffel Tower lights to come on , there were street vendors selling bottles of beer, along with plenty of people sitting on the grass enjoying a bottle of wine or other beverages, for this celebrated daily event.
Gardens western side water feature and bridge
Now here is a view looking over a part of the Trocadero Gardens on the western side that are laid out in an English style incorporating bridges and water features, along with winding paths, expanses of grass and an abundance of different varieties of trees for a tranquil area to relax in harmony with the surroundings.
Working water fountains within the central basin
Originally there was a fountain style waterfall feature laid out within the Trocadero Gardens when they were first designed by Jean-Charles Alphand for the 1878 Universal Exhibition, but were completely redeveloped for the 1937 World Fair in Paris.
Some different varieties of trees in Jardins du Trocadero
Whereas the above photo shows another part of the sloping Jardins du Trocadero that kept some of the Second Empire style layout, and spread over an area of more than 93,000 metres squared, they make a tranquil park open to the public every day, with many different varieties of trees providing much needed shade from the summer sun.
Photo of tourist information map of Trocadero Gardens
Now this image shows a tourist information map of the Trocadero Gardens that encompasses the Palais de Chaillot containing several museums, along with the Fountain of Warsaw, but as you can also see, this map shows where the toilets are located and also where major renovation work was being conducted at the time, and how to navigate around this.
View down Avenue Husseein 1ER de Jordanie
Although here you can see another view looking towards the Eiffel Tower over a part of the Fontaine du Trocadero with people relaxing by the water's edge, but in the distance on the right hand side of the image, close to the River Seine is a traditional carousel, or merry-go-round, delighting many children.
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