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Gros Caillou is one of the districts forming the 7th arrondissement. It is the 28th administrative neighbourhood and covers an area of 138.3ha. This neighbourhood is home to the true symbol of Paris city and the entire France.

The Gros Caillou neighbourhood borders the Seine on its left bank, which forms the limit of the district’s northern part. It is connected by the right bank neighbourhoods through Pont de l’Alma and Pont des Invalides. Triangular in shape, it is bounded by Avenue de la Bourdonnais to the south-west and separated from the Invalides neighbourhood by Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg to the east.

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History

When new administrative districts were created in 1859, majority of these neighbourhoods were named according to the most typical place within its boundaries. This is not the case for the Gros Caillou neighbourhood where the Eiffel Tower is located. In fact, the first shovels to build this 324-meter-high tower started on January 28, 1887. The project was achieved in 1889 and the tower was presented to the public for the first time on March 31, 1889.

This district housed a tobacco factory and a church, both bearing the name of Gros-Caillou. This is the name of a medieval stone used in Middle Ages to delimit the lands granted by King of France to Sainte-Geneviève and Saint-Germain-des-Prés parishes. The inhabitants would use this term as a name for the neighbourhood while the first mention of it dates back to 1510.

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Cultural sites

  • Eiffel Tower, without doubt the most iconic monument in Paris.
  • Musée des Égouts (Paris Sewer Museum) inside Paris sewers, at esplanade Habib Bourguiba, 93 Quai d’Orsay. An exhibition space is located five hundred meters underground. It introduces the water cycle in Paris, its history, models and machines used for centuries.
  • Former Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba’s bust is enthroned at the Esplanade of the same name on the Seine’s bank. It represents the work of a craftsman of the independence of Tunisia. It gives access to the Paris Sewer Museum.
  • Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac located at 37 Quai Branly. It is the Museum of Arts and Civilisation of Africa, Asia, Oceania and America. Besides the exhibits, it is known for its famous plant wall created by the botanist Patrick Blanc.
  • Eglise Américaine de Paris (American Church of Paris), the first American church established outside the United States. It is located at 65 quai d’Orsay. Created at the beginning of the 19th century, it is characterised by its neo-gothic style.
  • Saint-Pierre du Gros Caillou church is listed as a Historical Monument. It dates from the beginning of the 19th century.

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Local landmarks

In addition to the Eiffel Tower, the Gros Caillou neighbourhood offers many activities to its visitors.

  • Rue Cler and its shops, breweries, cafés, restaurants and caterers.
  • Théâtre de la Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower Theater) located in 4 Square Rapp,
  • Bibliothèque Américaine de Paris (the American Library of Paris), 10 Rue du Général Camou,

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Parks

  • Jardin du Quai Branly,
  • Jardin Flottant Niki de Saint Phalle (Niki de Saint Phalle Floating Garden),
  • Grand Parc du Champ de Mars and its wonderful view on the Eiffel Tower.

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Schools

  • Jules Romains Middle School, at 6 rue Cler, accessible in 6 minutes on foot from Invalides metro station via rue Saint Dominique.
  • Saint Dominique Nursery School, at 117 bis rue Saint-Dominique, a few minutes walk from Invalides station.
  • Rapp Nursery School, at 26 avenue Rapp, access via RER C from Invalides station, get off at Pont de l’Alma station.
  • Camou General Elementary School, at 1 rue du général Camou, access via RER C from Invalides station, get off at Pont de l’Alma station.

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Nearby transportation

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