The Eiffel Tower- Les Invalides district is a safe bet for where to stay in Paris.
Champ de Mars, Musée Branly, Musée Rodin, Musée de l'Armée, rue Cler, rue Saint-Dominique, Pont de l'Alma, Cafe de l'Esplanade, Lenotre, Dalloyau
You can steep yourself in a nation and continent’s past and soak up the present in its chic shopping and eating establishments.
Formal museums and grand buildings, bridges and esplanades bear witness to this neighbourhood's military history - Musée de l'Armée at Les Invalides, Musée Rodin, Asemblee Nationale, Pont de l'Alma and Musée Branly. Away from the world’s busiest tourist attraction, this quarter is an enclave for wealthy Parisians which is apparent from its beautifully maintained residences and upmarket boulangeries, patisseries, fromageries and cafés.
Break away from serious sightseeing with a stroll along rue Cler (Lenôtre for pastries and the Café du Marché), rue de Grenelle (Dalloyau for pastries to match Lenôtre and Barthelemy for cheeses), rue Saint Dominique (Le Violin d'Ingres and Les Cocottes) and finally rue Fabert with the always fashionable Café de l’Esplanade.
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Ultimately, if you don’t venture up the Eiffel Tower, at least picnic below on the Champ de Mars where you will be amongst al fresco diners from the four corners of the globe!
Awesome by day, sparkling at night.
Every evening, the Eiffel Tower is adorned with its golden covering and sparkles for 5 minutes every hour on the hour, while its beacon shines over Paris.
Watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle...
…it is so close you feel like you could touch it sitting on the balcony of our apartment having a glass of wine each night. We loved the location. It was a very safe area and convenient to all sorts of food stores and Metro stations. Definitely an easy walking area.
Roxanne Brilliante-Justice, USA, July 2013 | stayed in Rue de l'Université in Tour Eiffel - Invalides
Not a bad view on your daily cycle to work!
Musee du Quai Branly ...
... displays collections of objects from African, Asian, Oceanian and American civilizations beneath the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
Enjoy the museum's verdant architecture and its popular Les Ombres (The Shadows) restaurant as you gaze up at ET!
Quai Branly is perfect for joggers and walkers
Take in Passerelle Debilly (footbridge)
... and enjoy the river scenery!
We were delighted with the location…
…which is excellent for access to metro, groceries, even shopping. It is an easy, quick walk to the Eiffel Tower, and a great place to walk for exercise around the Champ de Mars. We love the area and it is full of great little restaurants, quick food, even a Starbucks. On Wednesday and Sunday morning the market virtually outside the door is terrific.
Wendy Sepic, USA, May 2014 | stayed in Rue Tiphaine in Tour Eiffel - Invalides
Musee Rodin contains most of Rodin's significant creations including The Thinker ...
... The Kiss and The Gates of Hell. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum's extensive garden. The museum is very accessible as it is located beside Varenne metro stop.
After your visit, pause for a coffee in the Cafe du Musee around the corner from number 77, beneath the dome of Les Invalides.
A selection of the neighbourhood's cool cafes and restaurants.
Rue de Grenelle runs all the way from Champ de Mars to Place des Invalides
Rue Cler is a lovely pedestrian street linking rue de Grenelle and rue Saint-Dominique
…Rue Cler is awesome for Sun market, BTW.
Ella Vakhidova, USA, December 2013 | stayed in Avenue de la Motte-Picquet in Tour Eiffel - Invalides
Grand buildings, bridges and esplanades are commonplace here!
The neighbourhood was great and we
…enjoyed being within the city but far enough out to enjoy the people. Close to all that we needed.
Marie Parks, USA, March 2014 | stayed in Rue Lecourbe in Tour Eiffel - Invalides
Tour Eiffel - Invalides is the best base in central Paris from which to easily access Chateau de Versailles.
20 to 30 minutes on the RER C train from a choice of stations - Invalides, Pont de l'Alma, Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel and Javel.