If you don’t how to get to the Eiffel Tower (bad tourist!), Trocadéro would be the place to start. Stood on a hill overlooking our most famous monument, it’s not only great for photos but also for culture; in the Palais de Chaillot, the huge symmetrical building dating from the Universal Exposition of 1937 that swings out and around on both sides, you’ll find three museums, a theatre and the Café de l’Homme ,a very posh restaurant with a very special view… The building has also played its part in history. This is where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948.
Walk down the hill and through the bucolic gardens - unsurprising called the Jardin du Trocadéro - and you’ll come across the entrance to Cinéaqua, Paris’ huge (and expensive) aquarium (the rest is buried into the hillside), some statues from the 1930s and the Warsaw fountain - Paris’ biggest - more than 100 metres long with impressive water cannons and eight levels of waterfalls.
Once at the bottom, all you have to do is cross over the Seine and you’re ready to visit that big brown iron thing. What was it called again?... ;-)
How to get there
Metro 6, 9 :
from the 2017-11-09 until the 2017-11-12
Paris Photo at the Grand Palais
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris