Where to Find the Best Views in Paris
Although just about every part of Paris is scenic, there are a few spots that offer the best views over (and fantastic photos of) the City of Light—if you know where to find them. Here are some of the best places to find panoramic views of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower summit
Because of course.
The Arc de Triomphe terrace
Picture-perfect views over Paris.
The Montparnasse Tower observation deck
For views that include the Eiffel Tower.
The tallest structure in France, the Tour Montparnasse hides a semi-secret observation level. A trip to the the 56th floor costs less than a visit to the Eiffel Tower, involves shorter lines, and boasts a lovely view that has one major thing the Eiffel Tower summit doesn't—a panorama that actually includes Paris' most famous landmark.
The Seine River
Because bird's-eye views aren't always necessary.
The Notre Dame Cathedral towers
For a gargoyle's-eye view.
Paris views without the crowds.
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