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PalaisDeChaillot

Tourists do the darndest things for a photo. This one, by Leon Drivier called “Joie de Vivre” is touching if you look directly at the sculptural faces smiling down at the person reaching up on her tiptoes. We are at the Palais de Chaillot, also named Trocadero, crowning the Chaillot hill facing the Eiffel Tower. The Palais du Trocadéro was built for the World Fair in Paris in 1878, dismantled then replaced by the Palais de Chaillot in 1937 for the international Arts et Techniques dans la Vie moderne fair. Much to do here, bustling every day. Find all the museums, check out the dramatic view of the Eiffel Tower and more in your No Worries Paris guide.

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