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The Field of Mars stretches between the Eiffel Tower and the buildings of the Military School. It is a vast park with fountains and a lawn running through it.
The name refers to the mars fields known from ancient Rome, where military exercises took place. Louis XV, who founded the Military School, referred to this tradition. The cadets practiced and performed the drill in the square in front of the school.
In 1900, the area of Mars Field was occupied for the world exhibition. There were exhibition pavilions. Later, most of it was sold to a large garden. At the moment it is one of the main pedestrian streets leading to the Eiffel Tower. The central lawns are planted on the sides with trees, under which you can find refreshing shade in summer.