THE EIFFEL TOWER AREA (7th and 15th districts)
LA TOUR EIFFEL
Address : Champ de Mars - Metro : Bir Hakeim (line 6) - RER : Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel (line C)
Built in 1887 by Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is the most representative symbol of Paris. Indeed, with its 7000 tons, its 300-meter high and, its 1652 steps this Parisian monument is worldwide known. At its top, you could enjoy a wonderful view of the city with the Champ de Mars under your feet...
L'HOTEL DES INVALIDES
Address : Avenue de Tourville - Metro : Latour Maubourg (line 8) / Varenne (line 13)
The Invalides were built in 1670 by Louis XIV - the Sun King - as a home for wounded veterans. Initially, the Golden Dome at the top of the Saint Louis des Invalides church was a monument to the glory of Louis XIV. Today, it houses the tomb of Napoleon (his ashes were brought there 19 years after his death).
The Invalides are surrounded by lovely gardens with some bronze cannons.
Address : 1, place Joffre - Metro : Ecole Militaire (line 8)
The Military School (or, Royal Military School) was founded in 1751 by Louis XV helped by Madame de Pompadour. The building is composed of a central house with 2 wings, a main courtyard and a chapel.
Napoléon Bonaparte was a student there in 1784.
LE MUSEE RODIN|
Address : 77, rue de Varenne - Metro : Varenne (line 13)
The Rodin Museum features the works of the sculptor Auguste Rodin as the one called "The Thinker". The museum is housed by the hotel Biron where Rodin once lived, worked and ended his life. The gardens that surround it are dotted with bronze statues.
LE MUSEE DE L'ARMEE|
Address : Hôtel des Invalides - Metro : Latour Maubourg (line 8) / Varenne (line 13)
The Army Museum, that is part of the Invalides, is one of the most comprehensive museum of military history in the world with military information starting from the Stone Age to World War Two !