The world famous Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most visited attractions in the entire world. In fact, millions of tourists from all over the globe visit Paris just to catch a glimpse of this iconic attraction. However, tourists who have never been on Paris tours are not aware that another famous site in the French capital, named Trocadero, is located very close to this emblematic monument.
Trocadero is actually located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris across the Seine River. This Parisian site is surrounded by fascinating museums, beautiful gardens, elegantly designed palaces, and a lot more. If you are planning to visit some of the less-popular and unexplored sites in the City of Lights, then you should head straight to Paris’ Trocadero. Below are some of the things you can do and see around Trocadero.
The Palais de Tokyo
The Palais de Tokyo or Tokyo Palace is a museum that is entirely dedicated to contemporary art. This interesting museum, which is located at 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, opened its doors to the public in the year 2002. The museum often hosts temporary exhibitions and several other programs throughout the year. These programs will give you an opportunity to gifted modern artists who express their messages and thoughts through art. The exhibitions hosted at the Tokyo Palace will give you new perspectives on their history and modern society.
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
If you take a short walk through the east wing of the Tokyo Palace, then you will eventually end up at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. It is considered as one of the greatest contemporary and modern art museums in France. The permanent collections at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris will help you to learn more about some of the famous artistic movements. In addition to that, tourists will be able to gather more information about Peter Doig, Parreno, Boltanski, Chagall, Derain, Modigliani, Dufy, and Picasso.
An interesting thing most tourists and some natives do not know about these two fascinating modern art museums is that they were initially created in 1937 for the International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life. The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Palais de Tokyo has played a crucial role in the art and cultural scene of the City of Lights. Tourists who love modern art and the ones who wish to learn more about the art scene in the French capital should certainly visit these two museums before ending their Paris tour.
The Musée des Égouts
The Musée des Égouts, which is popularly known as the Sewers Museum of Paris, is another famous attraction that is located near Paris’ Trocadero. If you enjoyed visiting the Catacombs of Paris, then you will surely love exploring this unique museum. During your visit to the Musée des Égouts, you will be able to know about the modernity of the sewers in the city. The idea of visiting a sewers museum might not seem that appealing to many tourists. However, the Sewers Museum of Paris is very clean and neat. If you are looking for an unconventional or unique thing to do while you are in Paris, then Paris’ Musée des Égouts should be on top of your list of places to see.
The Palais Galliera
If you are a person who loves fashion, then the Palais Galliera or the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris will be the ideal destination for you. This unique Parisian museum is located in a Renaissance-inspired palace at 10, avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie. Even though this museum does not have any permanent collections, you will be able to marvel at the stunning collections in the themed and temporary exhibitions. The best thing about the Palais Galliera is that it gives you a clear idea on how fashion has evolved over the years and you will be able to learn about some of the famous fashion icons from all over the world.
The Palais de Chaillot
The Palais de Chaillot, which is located at Place du Trocadero, is home to three different museums: the Museum of Man, the National Navy Museum, and the Architecture and Heritage City. In addition to these three fascinating museums, you will also be able to find the Théâtre National de Chaillot and an aquarium inside the Palais de Chaillot. This is one of the best places in Paris to take your kids to; they will surely love to explore the aquarium and the attractions inside the palace.
Head on to the Trocadero square to sign off your Paris private tours. The breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower from the top of the Trocadero square is something you do not want to miss.