Place du Trocadero is one of those places where you go not for the area itself, but for the view. If you haven't read about this place you will be puzzled by the number of tourists here. This is one of the most common places for tourists to flock to, the reason being the absolutely fantastic view you get of the Eiffel Tower. Since so many people go to Place du Trocadero to view the Eiffel Tower, it is a bit of a tourist trap. What this means is that there are a lot of tourists here. There are also a lot of street performers here, vying for your attention doing outlandish things. A positive aspect is the food carts, the fresh crepes here are the best. But trust us; it is worth it to face the crowd, especially at night. At night Place du Trocadero gives you one of the best sights in Paris. As the Eiffel Tower lights up, you realize that it has never looked more fantastic. The vantage point delivered by this area is excellent; you won't even be able to focus on the people around you. Also, here's a tip: Go to the downstairs place by the fountain, there are a lot fewer people there.