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To walk would take 30-40 minutes if you chose a direct route.
To save my feet I would take the line #6 metro from Etoile to Trocadero, then walk across Pont d'Iéna to Eiffel Tower.

Posted by
3258 posts

Google maps pegs the walk at about 28 minutes ( but I know I couldn't walk it that fast). It's pretty much a straight shot down Avenue d'Iena til you hit the river, then across the bridge and voila you're there.

Having read your other thread on what to see and do, I'd strongly suggest getting a decent travel guide for Paris. Rick's is very good, and has a good planning map in it as well.

Posted by
3491 posts

You could also take the bus. Only a couple euro and takes around 15 - 20 minutes.

Posted by
12875 posts

Hi,

Do that if you're not time pressed. I've done that walk.

Posted by
1757 posts

Hi Patricia, I've done that walk. We stay in the 7th arrondissment and the walk from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc is uphill. On the way back we walk down the Champs Elysees, pass through the (beautiful) residential streets, and across the Seine. Nice walk. I think it's more like 30-45 minutes.

Posted by
5780 posts

We did the reverse, walking from the Tower to the Arc de Triomphe via the Pont de l'Alma bridge. Google maps says the walking time is a half-hour. But that doesn't account for being a tourist stopping and observing the city.

Posted by
3681 posts

I'm pretty sure this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience -- because there will be no reason to ever do it again. The trek is nothing special but the name is famous, so sure, go see the broad avenue, the car dealerships and clothing stores and what was the first McDonald's in Paris, equally beloved by the locals and tourists and selling wine with your Big Mac. It's all part of the city.

Posted by
3681 posts

I'm pretty sure this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience -- because there will be no reason to ever do it again. The trek is nothing special but the name is famous, so sure, go see the broad avenue, the car dealerships and clothing stores and what was the first McDonald's in Paris, equally beloved by the locals and tourists and selling wine with your Big Mac. It's all part of the city.

Posted by
7124 posts

To walk a scenic route, the long way round ...
Arc de Triomphe
Champs Élysées
Turn right at Place Clemenceau
Grand & Petit Palais
Pont Alexandre III
Invalides (Dome Church)
Ecole Militaire
Champ de Mars
Eiffel Tower