Overlooked by Paris’ gem, La Tour Eiffel, this desirable upscale neighborhood has a variety of wide avenues and village like streets filled with the typical cafes, colorful markets, and plenty of gardens to waste the afternoon away.
The horseshoe shaped Place du Trocadero, lined with classy cafes and high-end restaurants, gives front row seats to view the Eiffel Tower through the heavy stone classical style buildings of the Palais de Chaillot, making it the photo perfect spot. This large busy roundabout is met with wide tree lined avenues, which lead to some of the most interesting museums in Paris, including the contemporary Palais de Tokyo and newly renovated fashion archives Palais Galliera.
The areas surrounding the feet of the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides offers a more locality and quietness to its streets. The beautiful architectural apartment buildings still frame the wide airy avenues but there are some clusters of smaller streets you could get lost exploring. One essential is rue Cler, which is one of Paris’ best pedestrian street spoiling one with bright multicolored open food stalls and alluring flower shops all open throughout the week.
Give yourself a feel of the local life; take a stroll along the markets and gather your supplies to enjoy a romantic picnic in Champs de Mars or the wide green lawns of Invalides looking over to the Seine and the Petit and Grande Palais – it’s truly the typical French experience everyone dreams of…