Champ-de-Mars

Champ-de-Mars

(shäN-də-märs), former parade ground of Paris, France, between the École militaire and the Seine River. There, at the Fête de la Fédération (July 14, 1790), Louis XVI took an oath to uphold the new constitution. On its vast grounds several expositions were held, notably that of 1889, when the Eiffel TowerEiffel Tower,
structure designed by A. G. Eiffel and erected in the Champ-de-Mars for the Paris exposition of 1889. The tower is 984 ft (300 m) high and consists of an iron framework supported on four masonry piers, from which rise four columns uniting to form one shaft.
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 was erected there.
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Cette tour est situee, selon les mots de l'encyclopedie libre, a l'extremite nord-ouest du parc du Champ-de-Mars en bordure de la Seine dans le 7e arrondissement.
000 personnes visitant la Tour Eiffel ou circulant aux abords du Champ-de-Mars ont ete evacuees mardi soir par la police parisienne, qui a egalement evacue momentanement la gare Saint-Michel du RER parisien, suite a des alertes a la bombe qui se sont revelees fausses.
Photo: You can stroll on a misty, morning across the Champ-de-Mars to the uncrowded Eiffel Tower to build an appetite for lunch at the fair
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