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Champ-de-Mars

Champ-de-Mars (shäN-də-märs), 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.

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Champ de Mars

Champ de Mars the park in Paris by the Seine, laid out in 1765, and named after the Roman Campus Martius.

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