PALAIS DE CHAILLOT (TROCADÉRO)

Trocadéro
Trocadéro
The Palais de Chaillot was built for the Universal Exhibition in 1937. The unique architectural structure features a miniature pedestrian mall flanked on both sides by arched wings that outreach from a small plaza. It
Palais de Chaillot
Palais de Chaillot
houses a number of prominent Paris art venues, including th e Musée du Cinéma, the Musée National des Monuments Français, the Musée des Matériaux du C.R.M.H, the Musée de l'Homme, the Musée de la Marine, and the Théatre National de Chaillot.

JARDINS DU TROCADÉRO


Jardins du Trocadéro
Jardins du Trocadéro
Below the Place, the Jardins du Trocadero extend their impressive swaths of green to the Seine. The gardens offer a stunning picnic spot, a ride on a two-storied carousel in Pl. de la Varsovie and, at night, an incredible view of the Tour Eiffel.

BOIS DE BOULOGNE


The 865 hectares Bois de Boulogne lies on the western edge of Paris and was created under Napoléon III (second part of the 19th century). Its designer, the Baron Haussman, was an admirer of the large and central London parks (such as the beautiful Hyde Park and Regent Park). He decided to create two similar parks in Paris.They are respectively the Bois de Boulogne on the west side of Paris and the Bois de Vincennes on the east. The Bois de Boulogne, the most fashionable of the two, is bordered by the very residential cities of Neuilly and Boulogne. The Bois de Boulogne is a favourite destination of Parisian walkers, bicycle and horse riders. It also houses the two Parisian horse courses (Auteuil and Longchamp) and the pretty Bagatelle gardens.

MUSÉE DES MONUMENTS FRANÇAIS


This museum presents the most beautiful French buildings and monumental sculptures from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century in the form of moulds (6000) and life-size reproductions.

MUSÉE DE LA MARINE


The museum has an extensive collection of models, canons, and other objects related to seafaring down through the ages, and in particular relating to the French Navy. In particular, it has models from the 17th century (the earliest is by Colbert in 1678) down through the present day. Among its prized possessions is a series of 13 images of French ports by Vernet, as well as a barge commissioned for Napoléon.
The Musée De La Marine in Paris, is one of the oldest maritime museums in the world.
The museum also keeps up to date with items from such people as Jacques-Yves Cousteau and famous skippers engaged in the yacht races. This is a complete maritime museum for all who are interested in ships and the sea and well worth your effort to go and see when you visit Paris.

MAISON DE BALZAC


Balzac's house is the last of the Parisian residences of the writer Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) still standing. He occupied it from 1840 to 1847 and in his office there, he corrected the whole of the “Comédie Humaine” and wrote some of his masterpieces. The museum displays personal souvenirs, paintings, etchings and objects concerning those close to him and his contemporaries, and a large number of original editions, manuscripts and illustrations.

PALAIS TOKIO AND MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS


The Palais de Tokio was built for the 1937 World Expo and is home to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris which has a world-class collection of 20th century art: some Modigliani and Matisse’s masterpieces are here exposed such as the beautiful Matisse’s “La Danse Inachevée” . The west wing of the palace houses the warehouses-like site creation contemporaine which shows exhibits of today’s hottest and most controversial contemporary art. Some Modigliani and Matisse’s masterpieces are here exposed.

MUSÉE BACCARAT


Located in one of the last Parisian nineteenth century depots (storehouse) the Museum presents the works of art which founded the reputation of Baccarat, and for which he get high distinctions as gold medals or Grand Prix.