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This is a very popular spot to look across the Seine River to the East and see the Eiffel Tower, or as the French call it, Tour Eiffel! Trocadero is the area of the city and the name of the Metro stop. One of the reasons is that it so popular is that it is on a Metro Line that brings you right up into the square. The Metro stop for the Eiffel Tower is some what of a walk once you get above ground still! Here the fountains were putting on quite a show this day, at least we thought is was a kick in the pants! Besides the fountains and the thousands of tourists, including us two, the Trocadero Gardens flank each side of the fountains which go right down the middle of the park! Also, the Palais de Chaillot has a free museum, free clean bathrooms, bookstore and cafe. Hard to find clean and free bathrooms once you leave your hotel room or apartment! As you will see many of the photos on today’s blog are of the Eiffel Tower, the next blog we’ll be on the Eiffel Tower side of the river! As you will see it was a dark and cloudy day with no rain, but not much daylight either.

As you arrive above the Metro stop this will be your first look at the Eiffel Tower!

As you arrive above the Metro stop this will be your first look at the Eiffel Tower!

From the other side of the square!

From the other side of the square!

From the middle of the square!

From the middle of the square!

Large statues at each end of the square!

Large statues at each end of the square!

Large statues at each end of the square!

Large statues at each end of the square!

A walk around the gardens gave great views of the Tower!

A walk around the gardens gave great views of the Tower!

A walk around the gardens gave great views of the Tower!

A walk around the gardens gave great views of the Tower!

Close up of Tower!

Close up of Tower! Painted in Bronze Paint this time! Every time they paint the Eiffel Tower it’s like who gave them the best deal on paint, color doesn’t really seem to matter!

Framed nicely by the trees!

Framed nicely by the trees!

Before we left the gardens and went down to the rier's edge, Strawberry-Vanilla ice cream cone was in order!

Before we left the gardens and went down to the river’s edge, a Strawberry-Vanilla ice cream cone was in order!

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Fountain time!

Fountain time!

From the edge of the Seine River and Pont d'Lena.

From the edge of the Seine River and Pont d’Lena. You know a crazy Englishman jumped into the Seine, but at least he was not in de Nile! Joke, get it!

A fast stroll across the cross walk and stop, turn, click and keep moving!

A fast stroll across the cross walk and stop, turn, click and keep moving!

 

 

 

 

 

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