15/50.- Paris, Parc du Champs
The best way to get to and from the 'Defense' district is by underground.
Lines number one and two go there. To get to the Tour Eiffel, you
have to take metro number 6 and get off at the 'Champs de Mars-Tour
The 'Champs de Mars' Park was built in the 18th century, soon
after the construction of 'lEcole militaire' (=Military School).
Since then several demonstrations took place here. 300,000 demonstrators
met here to commemorate the first anniversary of the capture of the
'Bastille', in 1790. This is also the place were the 1867, 1878, 1889,
1900 and 1937 Universal Expositions took place. And here is where
you find the "temporary" tower erected for the 1889 Expo ...