November 29th, 2013
Article written by Lorraine, Discover Walks Paris city-guide
The Eiffel Tower is the most visited public landmark in Paris with 7 million visitors a year. Either you’re a forst timer in Paris or not, seeing this building is always a beautiful day. As a Parisian I really advice you no to limit your stroll to the feet of the tower. However it’s not always that easy to find nice things to do near the Eiffel Tower as it’s not in the very center of Paris, so if you want to make the most out of your trip to Paris, check out my selection of things to do near the Eiffel Tower.
Get to the area with the aerial metro 6.
Metro line 6 is known as the most beautiful line in Paris. it’s the only one that crosses the river on a bridge. It will allow you to enjoy the view over all the west of Paris and the Eiffel Tower above all. Get off at Bir-Hakeim, to be at a walking distance to all the main attractions of the area.
Don’t miss the best view on the Eiffel tower from Trocadero
Also created during an international exhibition at the end of the XIXth century, the Palace of Trocadero and its garden are located on the other side of the river. From the top of the stairs you will enjoy the best view over the Eiffel Tower.
A great museum just next to the Eiffel tower
Many museums all around the Eiffel tower are less well-known whereas they provide beautiful collections. Museum of Quai Branly is about the primitive arts. Its garden are a peaceful spot in the rush of the tourists. Also, you should try the cafetaria with fresh and tasty food, the terrace has a view over the tower.
Closer to the trocadero, there are the Palace of Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art. Both organise beautiful exhibitions all year long, and the building itself worths the stroll.
One marvelous bakery called “Aux Merveilleux”
Located between the Champ de Mars and the Invalides, 94 Saint Dominique street, this pastry shop is recommended by all the gourmets of Paris. Small cakes with chocolate mousse and meringue, and covering based on nuts, cherries or almonds are the specialties. Delicious!
Shopping break : Commerce street is here for you
This street starts under the aerian metro line 6 at La Motte Piquet Grenelle stop. It’s all about shops and affordable restaurants. You will have a wide choice for a shopping break during your stroll in the area. Lively, and always crowded by parisians, you will enjoy the joyful atmosphere.
Article written by Lorraine, City Guide at Discover Walks Paris
Lorraine is a guide for Discover Walks in Paris. She attends courses of Economy and Social Sciences at SciencePo Paris. She has changed her neighborhood several times, now lives on île de la cité. As a native, she is in love with the city and its way of life, which is why she is keen on spreading this enthusiasm.