Les Jardins du Trocadéro
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Grand grounds to match a grand edifice, the Palais Chaillot’s gardens are nothing short of breathtaking, with Varsovie’s colossal fountain centrepiece (designed to spurt 8240m3 of water an hour) and slopes lined with art deco statues like Traverse’s l'Homme and Bacqué’s la Femme (man and woman). Created at the same time as the palace (in 1937 for the Exposition Universelle), the lot leads to a panoramic esplanade between the edifice’s two wings. Flanking the main garden are two English-style lawns with an artificial waterway that meanders between chestnut and oak trees. Nestled in amongst this splendid backdrop is the Cineaqua, Paris’s high-tech underground aquarium – a great place to bring the family.