Eiffel Tower Gardens


A trip to the Eiffel Tower is incomplete without passing through this haven of tranquility and peace— The Gardens.

The Gardens around the Eiffel tower is home to various flowers and canopy trees. 

Enjoy the natural carpet of soft green grasses, making the Garden a perfect spot for picnics.

Visitors must walk through these gardens to reach the Esplanade and ascend the Eiffel Tower.

The best part is you don’t need to buy a ticket to stroll around the gardens. It’s absolutely free!

The gardens also make the best spot for photography.

The original Garden had two promenades, ponds, a Grotto with waterfalls, and a Belvedere.

Jules Vacherot designed it for the 1889 world fair to provide a scenic entry to the tower.

Top Attractions

There are many sites around the Eiffel tower garden that one must not miss to visit. 

Holding significant historical values and stories of their own, they sure are a must-see site near the tower.

The Belvederes

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The Belvederes are known for providing the best view of the Eiffel tower, making it the perfect spot to click pictures.

Follow the pathways (from entrance 2 in the east or exit 2 in the north) to get to the Belvederes located at Allée Jean Paulhan.

You will also find several flowering plants and shrubs, giving an aesthetic look to the greenery around the tower.

The Cave

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You’ll find a cave in the gardens of Trocadero, known as Grotto in French.

However, these caves are not yet open to the public to explore.

But, blessed by a waterfall falling into the basin, this place sure makes the surroundings look more mystical.

200-Year Old Sycamore tree 

Before wrapping up your trip, make sure to visit this 200-year-old Sycamore tree near the West exit (Exit 2) of the Eiffel tower.

Planted 200 years ago, in 1814, this tree still stands out from other trees in the Garden due to its 65-feet height.

The Chimney

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This Chimney near the west exit of the tower is one of the few relics representing the tower’s history.

It was once an outlet for the steams produced by the machinery that powered the tower lifts.

Due to its red-brick structure, it creates an illusion that a castle is hidden behind the trees.

The Iron Lady’s Pond

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If you are searching for a touch of tranquility while you connect with nature, make sure you visit the Iron Lady’s Pond. 

The garden has two ponds, one near Allée des Refuzniks and the other next to Allée Jean Paulhan. 

These Iron lady ponds are home to various animal life and attract birds of varied species.

This is a must-visit site if you are exploring the Eiffel Tower’s Gardens.

Restaurants and shops

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Get to the Esplanade to munch on some delicious bites you can enjoy at the site or take away with you.

The restaurants and shops around the tower’s ground level deal in a wide variety of delicacies and souvenirs.

So, if you wish to stock up on some souvenirs for your friends and family or satiate your hunger pangs, the Esplanade is your place.

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