The Trocadéro is an area of Paris in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine river from the Eiffel Tower. For the Exposition Internationale of 1937, the old Palais du Trocadéro was demolished and replaced by the Palais de Chaillot which now tops the hill. It was designed by architects Louis-Hippolyte Boileau, Jacques Carlu and Léon Azema. Like the old palais, the palais de Chaillot features two wings shaped to form a wide arc, built on the foundations of those of the former building. However, unlike the old palais, the wings are independent buildings and there is no central element to connect them. Instead, a wide esplanade leaves an open view from the place du Trocadéro to the Eiffel Tower and beyond. — Wikipedia on Trocadéro, quoted from: Paris Photos: Trocadéro