Thursday, July 21, 2011

Champs de Mars

The Champs de Mars park is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, between the Eiffel Tower in the north-west and the ''Ecole militaire'' in the south-east.
It's an open park of 24.5ha, one of the largest in Paris.

You can participe in a lot of activities for free. It's a greenspace that tourists love because it allows them to benefit from wonderful views of the Eiffel Tower.

To go to the champs de Mars, you may use the Paris metro line, the Paris métro line 8 Ecole militaire station (the closest) or the Paris rer C Champs de Mars station.

You can choose also to stop at la Motte-Picquet-Grenelle station (Paris metro line 6, Paris metro line 8 and Paris metro line 10) or the Paris rer C and stop at Pont de l'Alma station, you will have to walk just a little bit longer.

It's an open park and there are several activities for young children: 
ponies ride 
Puppet theatre...
2 small courts for soccer and basketball.

In the Champs de Mars park, you will also find some monuments, busts or statues:
-Gustave Eiffel bust, it's on the feet of the Tower Eiffel.
-Lucien Guitry bust
-General Gustave Ferrié bust
-Marechal Joffre equestrian statue
-Monument of Humans Rights
-Wall for Peace (2000)

Here is a picture of the Wall for peace wall (Mur pour la Paix), on the wall it's written ''peace'' on 49 languages of the world. In the wall, like the Wailing Wall, you can leave a message of peace.
Sometimes, visitors can enjoy exhibitions, concerts and different manifestations inside the Champs de Mars park.

Related articles:
-The Tower Eiffel
-Paris metro line 8
-Paris metro maps
-Paris rer C
-Paris rer map

Champs de Mars map

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