Favorite vacation spot for residents and guests of Paris
The Field of Mars is a famous square located in the western part of the French capital on the banks of the Seine. Nowadays, festive parades are held here and they organize world themed exhibitions. The name of this important sights of Paris comes from the name of the god of war Mars.
The history of the square begins in the middle of the eighteenth century, it was then that, by order of Louis XV, the Military School was built, where boys from the impoverished aristocracy were trained. The territory, which was located in front of the school building, was called the Field of Mars, it was used as a military parade ground. In this area in 1790 they took the oath of the first constitution of France, here later they conducted the first experiments in the field of aerostatics.
Today the Field of Mars is the inhabitants of Paris turned into a magnificent square-park, which originates at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and ends at the Royal Military School.
Residents and guests of the French capital perceive the Field of Mars and the Eiffel Tower as a whole, they are always published together on postcards and reference books, which describe the most striking sights of Paris.
On the territory of the square, which is equal to two hundred thousand square meters, there is a puppet theater, a small music stage, many flower beds, lawns and shops.
Field of Mars is one of the most favorite places for recreation for both residents of Paris and tourists; you can often meet famous artists, musicians and photographers here. This famous square is featured in many literary works and feature films.