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Parc du Champ de Mars. Vista desde la Tour Eiffel

The Champ de Mars ( Field of Mars) is a large public greenspace located in the seventh arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast. The park is named after the Campus Martius ("Mars Field") in Rome, a tribute to the Roman god of war. The name also alludes to the fact that the lawns here were formerly used as drilling and marching grounds by the French military.
The construction, in 1765, of the École Militaire designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, was the first step toward the Champ de Mars in its present form. Grounds for military drills were originally planned for an area south of the school, the current location of the place de Fontenoy. The choice to build an esplanade to the north of the school led to the erection of the noble facade which today encloses the Champ de Mars. The planners leveled the ground, surrounded it with a large ditch and a long avenue of elms, and, as a final touch, the esplanade was enclosed by a fine grille-work fence.

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Guest 17-Sep-2012 13:23
ditto. Best J
Jim Coffman17-Sep-2012 12:57
Wow,awesome view!
CM Kwan17-Sep-2012 12:49
Breathtaking, Jose! V
Stephanie17-Sep-2012 11:10
Beautiful view Jose! V
Yvonne17-Sep-2012 10:58
What a magnificent view, thanks for the information Jose! v
veraferia17-Sep-2012 10:49
Amazing perspective!V
Carl H. Johnson17-Sep-2012 10:40
Outstanding view!!!
Bill Miller17-Sep-2012 09:47
Great view and an interesting facts.
Tom LeRoy17-Sep-2012 07:28
Wonderful view, a great city! V
Vickie BROWN17-Sep-2012 06:58
Magnificent view of this amazing city at excellent vantage point, it looks a pilot shoot of the helicopter. V
Mihai17-Sep-2012 06:46
Superbe! V
Bob White17-Sep-2012 06:31
Excellent Ariel view of Paris stretching into the horizon ....v
John Reynolds LRPS17-Sep-2012 05:38
Great view and thanks for the information. V.
Gerard Koehl17-Sep-2012 05:37
Superbe vue d'ensemble. V
Martin Lamoon17-Sep-2012 05:27
Great picture and history. V
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