TOP 5 : BEST PARIS VIEWS
It is when we look from the top of the city that we realize the architectural richness of Paris… when you’ll look at the city from my favorite viewpoints, also never forget that Paris is the densest city in Europe!
I have made for you a TOP 5 of my best Paris views : I hope you’ll find your happiness to choose your favorite view of the city! I like the places that I will present you for different reasons and above all, at the expense of my moods and … the weather!
From the Arc de Triomphe :
The most majestic Paris view
You have in front of you the Paris of kings! Indeed, the most grandiose axis of the city is in front of you: the Champs-Élysées, ending at the Place de la Concorde and then on the Jardin des Tuileries. Thus, already three emblematic places of Paris mentioned in the first line of description and yet we have not yet turned our heads!
On your left, you’ll see the Montmartre Hill and its famous basilica watching over Parisians since the end of the 19th century. And on your right, here is my favorite when I am at the top of the Arc de Triomphe… The Eiffel Tower seems to escape from the buildings of the 16th district.
This feeling comes especially from the fact that we dont perceive the Seine from this Paris view!
Where ? Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris
From Montmartre :
The ultimate panoramic view
It is from the steps of the « Sacré Coeur » Basilica that you will have enjoy what I consider to be one of the most authentic Paris views! Before you lose yourself in the depth of the view, don’t hesitate to visit the basilica, the entrance is free (only the dome isn’t).
From there, you can’t see the Eiffel Tower, here is my advice: walk to the right when you have the basilica behind you and go to the « Square Nadar », you’ll see the Iron Lady!
Enjoy this Paris view by my side and let me tell you the history of the place during a tour in the most beautiful village of Paris!
Where ? Parvis du Sacré Coeur, 75018 PARIS
From the Galeries Lafayette rooftop:
The most immersive Paris view
And suddenly: you seem to be able to touch the Garnier Opera with your fingertips, this architectural masterpiece of 1875.
The Galeries Lafayette rooftop is open to the public every day from 9:30 am to 8 pm (depending on weather and sanitary conditions) and allows you – for free – to look at the city differently while you’re in the middle of it.
The monuments seem to be closer to each other and it’s also the ideal place to admire the nearby Parisian-style buildings and roofs.
If you want a more complete experience, book a table (in advance) in one of the two restaurants opened in 2020 : Tortuga or Creatures!
Even though Galeries Lafayette have way more to offer than the rooftop: I’m glad to end my tour of the 19th century Paris in this emblematic Parisian department store! I will tell you the history of the place through its architecture and its magnificent dome. Of course, we end the visit at the top of the building to admire the city together.
Where ? 25 Rue de la Chaussée d’Antin, 75009 PARIS
From Belleville :
The most Parisian view
The most Parisian? Yes, here you get off the classic tourist trails to escape to the east of the city and the charming Belleville neighborhood. Street-art and village atmosphere reign here, as well as many restaurants and charming bistros! Take the time to get lost in the streets of the XXth arrondissement, full of pretty secrets.
End your walk at the « Belvédère de Belleville » where you can enjoy a free panoramic view of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in your sights!
Go back to the heart of the city by quietly descending the Belleville Park. If the weather is fine, you’ll certainly be tempted to have a drink at the Belvedere or to stroll in the grass like the groups of friends who meet there by the end of the day!
Where ? 27 Rue Piat, 75020 PARIS
From the Ferris wheel :
The most unusual Paris view
Among the most beautiful Paris views, one recently really caught my eye! It’s the view we have from the Ferris Wheel settled in the Tuileries Garden during the summer or Christmas vacations. This view is therefore not guaranteed 365 per year but if you have the opportunity to get in: do it!
Indeed, I had never seen Paris from this angle: you are in the center of the city with on one side the Parisian rooftops as far as the eye can see, until you see the « Sacré Coeur ». On the other side, there are the straight lines of the Jardin des Tuileries designed by André Le Nôtre and then the Musée d’Orsay.
Where ? Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 PARIS