Address : 17, place du Trocadéro - Metro : Trocadéro (lines 6, 9)
The Chaillot Palace was built in the XVIth century by Catherine de Médicis as a pleasure house on the Chaillot hill. Henriette of England bought this castle to convert it into a convent : the Visitation convent. Then, Napoléon demolished it to engineered a palace.
During the XIXth century, it was re-built and called Trocadero Palace in reference to a battle wun against the fort of Cadix in Spain. It is on this palace that the actual Chaillot Palace was built.
The Chaillot Palace is composed of 2 wings that go down to the Seine. Between these 2 wings : the Human Rights Esplanade (where you could meet lot of skateboarders and rollerskaters). From the esplanade the view of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars is wonderful.
The Chaillot Palace houses several museums (the Man Museum -Musée de l'Homme-, the Film Museum -Musée du Cinéma- and the Navy Museum -Musée de la Marine-). Do not hesitate to visit them !
- The Wine museum (Musée du Vin) Address : 5, square Charles Dickens - Metro : Passy (line 6)
- The Fashion museum (Musée de la Mode) Address : 10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie - Metro : Ièna / Alma Marceau (line 9)
- The Modern Art museum (Musée d'Art Moderne) Address : 11, avenue du Président Wilson - Metro : Ièna (line 9)
- The Balzac's house (Maison de Balzac) Address : 47, rue Raynouard - Metro : Passy (line 6) / La Muette (line 9)