HD photographs of lower south east facade sculptures inside Jardins du Trocadero - Page 8

The Palais de Chaillot is a large building located within the Jardins du Trocadero in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris, and in between the two wings housing museums there is a terrace and restaurant below providing fabulous views to the Eiffel Tower.

Trocadero photos

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Palais de Chaillot lower SE facade in Jardins du Trocadero
This first HD photo shows the section between the two wings of the Palais de Chaillot, which is below the esplanade and houses a theatre, but also has a restaurant with the picture windows looking out over the Trocadero Gardens towards the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the River Seine.
First sculpture above window facing Jardins du Trocadero
However, just above the picture windows there are a total of nine sculptures in between the columns, which were commissioned to different artists for the new building of the Palais de Chaillot, that was constructed for the 1937 World Fair in Paris.
Second sculpture by Auricoste on SE facade in Jardins du Trocadero
All different in their theme and even the style of execution, if you look very carefully you will find that some of these sculptures have had the name of the artist that produced it inscribed into the panel, as you can see from this photograph.
Third sculpture for 1937 Paris World Fair in Jardins du Trocadero
Originally there was an old palace called the Palais du Trocadero that was constructed for the 1878 World Fair and the gardens were laid out at the same time, but this was demolished to make way for the current Palais de Chaillot, which was inaugurated for the 1937 World Fair, or Universal Exhibition in Paris.
Bas relief sculpture on lower SE facade in Jardins du Trocadero
Designed in a modern style, the Palais de Chaillot still utilised the foundations of the old Palais du Trocadero in the arc shape, yet having an open space between the wings with a terrace, was a completely new concept, one that became exceedingly well recognised, especially after Hitler posed for a photo here during World War II.
Fifth sculpture by Belmondo on facade facing Jardins du Trocadero
Many of the artists that were chosen to produce art works for this popular tourist attraction, became well recognised, including Paul Belmondo who produced this particular sculpture, which is known as a bas relief, or low relief.
Bas relief sculpture on facade below esplanade in Jardins du Trocadero
Although each bas relief was designed to have a specific meaning, unfortunately, we have not been able to find out the names for many of the sculptures on the facades of the Palais de Chaillot, yet the majority of them seem to portray scenes from different cultures or times.
Sculpture of centaur mythological scene ine Jardins du Trocadero
However, there are also scenes from ancient Greek and Roman mythology that can be viewed on the facades from the Trocadero Gardens, such as this bas relief showing a female figure with a centaur, which is a mythological creature of half man and half horse.
Sculpture of Apollo holding a lyre on SE facade in Jardins du Trocadero
And this particular image shows another scene from mythology with the figure of Apollo holding a lyre, which is an ancient instrument similar to a small harp, that in art this God is often depicted holding, and is another of the nine below the terrace of the Palais de Chaillot, facing onto the Jardins du Trocadero.

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Address details

Jardins du Trocadero, 11 Place du Trocadero, 75016, Paris, Ile de France, France

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CineAqua Aquarium
Zen Cafe
Theatre National de Chaillot
Water Fountains
Traditional carousel
Children's playground
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Golden statues

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La Campagne
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Fountain statues

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La Danse Triomphale a Pallas Athene
Les Elements
Female stairway statue
Goddess of Fruit Trees

Building Bas reliefs

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L'Art de la forge
La Sculpture
The Architect
La Peinture
Rene Collamarini

Stairway Bas reliefs

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Emmanuel Auricoste 2
Henri Navarre 1
Claude Grange 1
Paul Belmondo
Claude Grange 2
Henri Navarre 2
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Transport options

Paris Metro lines 6, 9
Bus line 22
Bus lines 30, 32
Bus line 63
Bus line 72
Bus line 82
Night bus line N53
RER Train line C
Water bus service

Attractions close by

Carette Place de Trocadero
River Seine
Pont d'Iena
Eiffel Tower
Champ de Mars
Memorial National de la Guerre d'Algerie
Musee Clemenceau
Monument to Polish fighters
Palais de Tokyo
Musee Guimet
Musee du Vin
Musee des Egouts