It was in 1937, for the International Exhibition of Art and Technology that the Palais de Chaillot was built. It consists of two curved wings that surround the Trocadéro gardens and finish with two majestic pavilions engraved with inscriptions by the famous writer Paul Valéry. The monumental Palais de Chaillot houses a number of museums. In the south wing, the Musée de la Marine (Navy museum) recounts the history of the French Navy since the XVIIth century through more than 3000 models; it is one of the oldest collections in the world. In the South Pavilion, it is the Musée de l'Homme (Museum of Mankind). Here we discover the history of mankind. Two other museums share North Pavilion, the Musée des Monuments Français (Museum of French monuments) and that of the Cinema and the Film Archive. In front of the Palais de Chaillot extends the impressive Esplanade des Droits de l'Homme (Human Rights' Esplanade) lined by 8 bronze statues. From this terrace, there is a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower. If we go up the steps, we reach the Trocadéro gardens, lush gardens featuring centuries-old trees. At the bottom of the gardens the 20 water canons of the Warsaw Fountain form impressive jets that end up cascading down the 8 staircases. To enjoy this fantastic show, go to Metro station Trocadéro.