If you want to see the Palais de Chaillot, you need to go to the Trocadero area. It is located across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. In front of this building, you can see a beautiful fountain. Place du Trocadero derives its name from a Spanish fortress which the French conquered in 1823.
The hill of the Trocadéro is the hill of Chaillot, a former village.