16th District

The 16th district of Paris is renowned for its luxury boutiques and lavish mansions. Part of this district, which is part of the classified perimeter, is focused around the Trocadero promenade and includes many museums. Though it is the monumental architecture of the early 20th century that really stands out. It is from here that visitors can take advantage of the best views of the Eiffel Tower.


Trocadéro Square

Trocadero square offers a remarkable view of the Eiffel Tower. Organized around the Fontaine de Varsovie, lined with English gardens, and bound by the sweeping curves of the Palais de Chaillot, it is a great place to relax and walk among sculptures and trees. It has also become a meeting place for skaters and skateboarders. The Fontaine de Varsovie, which stands in the middle of the garden, offers a permanent show of water cannons. The fountain is decorated with sculptures golden horses, bulls, and the sculptures "Man" by Traverse and and "Woman" by Bacqué.

CinéAqua (family)
5 Avenue Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris
Website - tel : 01 40 69 23 23
Metro stations: Trocadéro and Iéna
Full price / reduced price: €20.50 / €16 / 3 to 12 years old: €13. Free for children under 3 years old
Open daily: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CinéAqua is the aquarium of Paris. The visit of the aquarium includes: shows, films, workshops and exhibitions.
For children: educational activities, workshops, treasure hunt.

Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo (1937)
13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris
Website - tel : 01 81 97 35 88.
Metro stations: Iéna and Alma-Marceau
Full price / reduced price: €12 / €9. Free for those under 18 years old
Open daily except on Tuesdays: 12 p.m. to midnight

The Palais de Tokyo houses the Museum of Modern Art and the Site de la Création Contemporaine, a cultural center focusing on the emerging, interdisciplinary and contemporary scene in various forms. Renovated in 2012, the Palais de Tokyo has become one of Europe's largest centers for contemporary art.

Museum of Modern Art

11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris
Website - tel : 01 53 67 40 00
Metro stations: Iéna and Alma-Marceau
Free permanent collections, also houses temporary collections. Audio-guide: €2.
Open Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ; Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art, established in 1937, is located in a wing of the Palais de Tokyo. The collection illustrates the different trends in French and European art during the 20th century, especially from the 1950s onward, paying homage to the great figures of contemporary art (Picasso, Gris, Matisse, Giacometti, Braque Klein). It is also exposes all other trends of nonrepresentational art and artists of the new generation. The different creative forms presented are varied: painting, sculpture, photography, video.

For children : workshops and animations

Palais de Chaillot

Palais de Chaillot
Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris
Metro station: Trocadéro

Built for the World’s Fair of 1937, the Palais de Chaillot is composed of two buildings surrounding the Promenade of Human Rights. It has many cultural attractions: the Museum of Natural Sciences (now closed), The Museum of Architecture and Heritage, the Maritime Museum and the National Theatre of Chaillot.

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Museum of Architecture and Heritage)
1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris
Website - tel: 01 58 51 52 00.
Full price / reduced price access to the permanent collections: 8€ / 6€. Free for EU citizens under 26 years old (free for non-EU citizens under 18 years old).
Open daily except Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ; Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Visioguide included. Guided tours, lectures and workshops available

The museum takes you on an interactive journey through the history of French architecture from 12th century architectural moldings and murals to architectural panorama from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Musée national de la Marine (National Maritime Museum)
17 Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris
Website - tel : 01 53 65 69 53.
Closed for renovation until 2021

Musée de l’Homme (Museum of Human History)
17 Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris
Website - tel : 01 44 05 72 72.
Full price/ reduced price: €10/ €8. Free for children under 26 years old.
Open daily excepted on Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The museum retraces the journey from the first appearance of man 150,000 years ago until present day, in a completely redesigned space.

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