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Palais de Chaillot

  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

This honey-color Art Deco cultural center on Place du Trocadéro was built in the 1930s to replace a Moorish-style building constructed for the 1878 World's Fair. Its esplanade is a top draw for camera-toting visitors intent on snapping the perfect shot of the Eiffel Tower. In the building to the left is the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine—billed as the largest architectural museum in the world—and the Theâtre National de Chaillot, which occasionally stages plays in English. Also here is the Institut Français d'Architecture, an organization and school. The twin building to the right contains the Musée National de la Marine, an engaging museum showcasing nautical history, as well as the newly renovated Musée de l’Homme, a thoroughly modern anthropology museum. Sculptures and fountains adorn the garden leading to the Seine.

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Pl. du Trocadéro, Paris, Île-de-France, 75016, France

Published 10/16/2017


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