The central hall of the Palace, as seen from the Eiffel Tower.
The Palace and gardens as it appears on the in-game map.
|Location||Trocadero District, Paris|
The Trocadéro Palace (French: Palais du Trocadéro) was a Parisian landmark in The Saboteur.
The Trocadéro Palace is a large palace located in the Trocadero district of Paris, situated to the north of the River Seine in Zone 2. The palace and its surrounding gardens and fountain dominate the district, and borders the French département of Normandie.
The palace itself comprises of a large concert hall in the centre, flanked by colonnaded wings to either side and topped by two towers. The architectural style of the palace is generally "Moorish", with some Byzantine influences. In front of the central hall is a large fountain, with a Dierker Statue located in the large pool at the bottom.
The northern tower of the palace houses a Scenic Spot, and can be ascended by climbing scaffolding found at the rear of the central concert hall.
In-game events Edit
Though the palace itself does not feature in any of the story or side missions, the Trocadéro Palace does show up quite prominently in the Act II mission, The Big Gun.
The presence of the Trocadéro Palace in The Saboteur is a major anachronism. The palace featured in-game was built in 1878 for the World's Fair, and was demolished and replaced in 1937 by the current Palais de Chaillot. The infamous photograph of Adolf Hitler in front of the Eiffel Tower in occupied Paris was taken on the Esplanade of the Palais de Chaillot.