Future district of the Eiffel Tower: discover the images of the Project Eiffel Tower Site: discover, approach, visit

The surroundings of the Eiffel Tower will be radically transformed by 2024. From the Trocadéro to the Military School, the layout and reception of visitors will be rethought. Priority will be given to greening and soft mobility!

Seven million visitors discover the Eiffel Tower each year and around 20 million come to admire it without necessarily going up. Figures that make you dizzy.

A vast operation to redevelop the site was launched by the Paris City Hall in order to create a new urban park in the heart of Paris and provide the Eiffel Tower with international tourist standards.

Project Eiffel Tower site: discover, approach, visit – Final proposal of the finalist team “Gustafson Porter + Bowman”: “OnE I”: the winning project

Four multidisciplinary teams of urban planning, landscape and architectural professionals worked to propose a project compatible with the calendar and the installation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024.

Their proposals, submitted to a pluralist jury and a tender committee, were presented in 2019 in the form of an exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal.

The winning project, “OnE I”, was proposed by Gustafson Porter + Bowman agency, led by landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson. It aims to:
– offer more spaces for pedestrians, gentle circulation and public transport,
– develop the place of nature by creating spaces for breathing, in line with the Paris Agreement on the climate,
– highlight the Trocadero-Eiffel Tower-Military School perspective by changing the site’s mineral identity towards more vegetation.

Project Eiffel Tower site: discover, approach, visit – Final proposal of the finalist team “Gustafson Porter + Bowman”.

The project in figures:
– 107 million euros: total budget for works, studies, ancillary costs and taxes
– 16,724 m² of additional green spaces, an increase of 35% over the 22 hectares of the project
– 35,000 square meters of roads returned to pedestrians, public transport, bicycles and scooters
– 222 trees planted, 42 trees felled, i.e. 180 additional trees
– 60 additional public toilets (bringing the total to 93)

Project Eiffel Tower site: discover, approach, visit

Place du Trocadéro
First transformation, the Place du Trocadéro. Vehicle traffic will be deferred north for the benefit of pedestrians. A green esplanade will offer an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower.

The terraces of Varsovie
The aisles to the east and west of the Varsovie Fountain will be redone. Access for families and people with reduced mobility will be facilitated with the upgrading of gravel paths. Bleachers and terraces, dressed in lawns, will accommodate festive events.

The Iéna bridge
On the Iéna bridge, circulation has been redesigned to create a large space for pedestrians. Only public transport, emergency vehicles and bicycles will be allowed to circulate there.

The forecourt of the Eiffel Tower
The central space of the forecourt will be developed as a continuation of the large lawn that extends to the Military Academy. The interior of the pillars will stage the spectacular rise of the elevators.

The Bir-Hakeim promenade
Quai Branly will be vegetated and the sidewalks of the Emile-Anthoine building will be renovated to improve the experience of visitors from the Bir-Hakeim metro station. The roadway will be planted with hedges and shrubs to protect pedestrians from automobile traffic.

The gardens of Champ-de-Mars
The Champ-de-Mars gardens will be renovated up to Place Jacques-Rueff and the two central alleys will be bordered by gardens which will contribute to greater biodiversity. This plant complex will allow better management of tourist flows by increasing the number of entry and exit points.

Place Jacques-Rueff
The square becomes entirely pedestrianized, the circulation of buses 42 and 69 is reorganized.


ACCORD French language school near the Eiffel Tower

Founded in 1988, ACCORD has two language schools in Paris: the all year round school is located near the famous Eiffel Tower, just a few minutes’ walk from the Champs de Mars, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Invalides (with the tomb of Napoleon the 1st), the Seine river and the Bateaux Parisiens, and opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro and its famous gardens and fountains.

ACCORD intensive French courses for adults (+16 y.o.):

Here is the list of the intensive French courses offered at ACCORD Tour Eiffel school all year round:
Intensive French Course PM2 – 20hours/week
Intensive French Course A – 20hours/week
Intensive French Course B – 23 hours/week
Intensive French Course C – 26 hours/week
Intensive French Course D – 29 hours/week
Super Intensive French Course G – 32 hours/week
Super Intensive French Course E – 35 hours/week
French Culture and Civilisation Course – 26 hours/week
French Oral Communication Course – 26 hours/week
French Grammar and Writing Course – 29 hours/week

French exams and certificates