Fun in France: Things to do around the Eiffel Tower

Posted on 3 April 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

When in France for the first time, a visit to the Eiffel Tower is a must. The iconic monument is a magnificent sight and undoubtedly worthy of a spot on your itinerary.

Picture: Eiffel Tower


Apart from admiring and touring the world-famous tower, there are some interesting things to do in the vicinity.

Here are just a few things to do around the Eiffel Tower:

Relax at Champ de Mars

Champ De Mars. Picture: 42 North / Unsplash

Champ de Mars is a massive public park which leads to the Eiffel Tower. You can enjoy a scenic picnic at the beautiful park as you admire the Eiffel Tower.

It was previously an area where the French military famously trained in Paris. Today, the massive green space is perfect for picnics and strolls.

Visit the Paris Museum of Modern Art

If you are an art fanatic, you will find the Paris Museum of Modern Art to be a treat and a half. It is just a few minutes’ walk away from the Eiffel Tower and it showcases interesting temporary and permanent exhibitions. You can expect art from the 20th century to the present day. It is the ideal place to feast your eyes and even gain some inspiration.

Enjoy a Seine River Boat Cruise

Picture: Seine River

Once you have visited the globe’s most iconic tower, there is nothing more idyllic than floating down the Seine River.

Cruising down the Seine provides an amazing perspective of the city as you can witness many sublime landmarks. Catching the sunset from the river is also a sight nothing short of magical.

Eat your heart out on Rue Cler

Rue Cler is one of the most famous market streets in Paris. It boasts many hidden gems and is widely recognised by foodies.

You can expect divine pastry shops, cheese vendors, gelato shops and even French takeaway delicacies. When around the Eiffel Tower, Rue Cler is the perfect street to eat your heart out.

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