Eiffel Tower / Trocadéro

Next to the world-famous Bir Hakeim bridge, known for starring in Christopher Nolan’s movie Inception, is an obscure, pointy, some might say phallic, iron marvel from a bygone era. Little-known, and hard to find, this tower, known affectionately by the locals who live near it as “dégage”, is one thing that you should put on your must-visit list. Just follow its nightly searchlight, which has unfortunately attracted Donald Trump, not Batman. Directly across the river, don’t miss Trocadéro, most famous for being Hitler’s 1941 press-tour backdrop. Now it’s everyone else’s Instagram backdrop. After WWII, the French de-Hitlerized this spot by signing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights here.

Restos

Le Jules Verne

Les Ombres

27 Quai Bran­ly (7th arr.)

Bars

Bar at Hotel Plaza Athénée

25 Avenue Mon­taigne (8th arr.)

Monuments and Museums

Tour Eif­fel

Musée du Quai Branly

37 Quai Bran­ly (7th arr.)