Champ-de-Mars (shäN-də-märs) [key], former parade ground of Paris, France, between the École militaire and the Seine River. There, at the Fête de la Fédération (July 14, 1790), Louis XVI took an oath to uphold the new constitution. On its vast grounds several expositions were held, notably that of 1889, when the Eiffel Tower was erected there.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Champ-de-Mars from Fact Monster:
- Eiffel Tower - Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower, structure designed by A. G. Eiffel and erected in the Champ-de-Mars for ...
- Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de - Lafayette, or La Fayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, or ...
- Paris, city, France: Points of Interest - Points of Interest Paris is divided into roughly equal sections by the Seine. On the right ...
- September 6 Birthdays: Marquis de Lafayette - September 6 birthdays: Marquis de Lafayette, John Dalton, Catherine Beecher, Claire Lee Chennault, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jane Addams, Jane Curtin
- Encyclopedia: French Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning French Political Geography.