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Where to Find the Best Views in Paris

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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
Take the elevator up to the Eiffel Tower observation deck to see an unobstructed 360-degree view of Paris that makes it look like a living map. A nighttime trip to the top can be just as atmospheric as a visit during the day.

Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
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 tower.

The Seine River
Admire Paris' World Heritage–listed riverbanks and major sights from the water on a Seine boat cruise. A hop-on, hop-off ticket lets you visit the attractions that most interest you on your own schedule, while a lunch cruise allows you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.

The Arc de Triomphe Terrace
From the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées to the iconic rooftops of Paris, the views from the Arc de Triomphe are sweeping. Reach the arch via the city's underground walkway to avoid trying to dodge the traffic at street level.

The Notre Dame Cathedral Towers
Perch yourself among the somber gargoyles at the Notre Dame's famous bell towers for a splendid view of Paris. A skip-the-line ticket ensures you'll spend your time admiring the view at the top instead of waiting for it at the bottom.

Centre Pompidou
One of the best-kept secrets of this quirky inside-out museum is on the fifth floor in the form of a truly spectacular viewpoint. You'll see the stellar Sacre Coeur, seemingly far away on its stately hill.
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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access by elevator

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access by elevator

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Breeze past the crowds outside the Eiffel Tower with this skip-the-line pass and 1.5-hour tour. In the company of your local guide, you'll gain priority access to the tower's second level. Delve into the history of one of the world's most famous monuments and soak up the exhibits and maps on display. Then bid adieu to your guide and head to the tower's summit for stellar views of the City of Lights. Toast your travels with a glass of bubbly from the Champagne bar (own expense).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.63
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Skip the Ticket Desk Line: Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise

Skip the Ticket Desk Line: Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise

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Save by booking this half-day Super Saver and enjoy a discount on two best-selling Paris tours: an Eiffel Tower visit followed by a cruise along the Seine River. An informative guide whisks you past the entrance lines at the Eiffel Tower with fast-access entry. Learn little-known trivia about the iconic monument as you explore the second-floor viewing gallery. Then, embark on a cruise along the Seine that's chock-full of sights including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$65.07
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Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access Ticket

Skip the Line: Arc de Triomphe Including Terrace Access Ticket

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Avoid the huge crowds, and skip the line when going to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This 160-foot- (50-meter-) tall and 148-foot- (45-meter-) wide arch is a must-see when traveling to France’s capital. Stroll down Champs-Élysées, one of the city’s largest boulevards, to make your way there. Admire the mighty monument where the wars fought by France and the names of the French generals involved are written. Climb up the terrace for beautiful views across Paris and spend time visiting the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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  • 45 minutes
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Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise in Paris

Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise in Paris

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See the major sights of Paris from the water on a hop-on hop-off Seine boat cruise. With either a 1- or 2-day ticket, glide leisurely along the river, hopping off and on when you wish to visit the attractions that most interest you, such as Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre. Or simply stay on the boat to admire Paris’ World Heritage-listed riverbanks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.11
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
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  • 6 days
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Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Access, Seine River Cruise & Immersive Paris Tour

Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Access, Seine River Cruise & Immersive Paris Tour

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Experience Paris from three different perspectives during this half-day city tour that covers the city’s top attractions. Tour essential sights from the comfort of a coach, and take to the water on a Seine River cruise, floating under its many bridges as you go. Then, skip the long lines at the Eiffel Tower to absorb panoramic views of the City of Light from the second-floor observation deck.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$101.00
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Eiffel Tower Dinner Experience & Sightseeing Seine River Cruise

Eiffel Tower Dinner Experience & Sightseeing Seine River Cruise

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Discover Paris after sundown and find out what makes the City of Lights shine so bright as the city’s top monuments and Seine River illuminate the night. Enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal and absorb panoramic views in a bubble-dome on the terrace of the Eiffel Tower. Then, board a glass-topped boat and cruise along the Seine for some sightseeing after dark.
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  • 4 hours
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$215.22
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Notre Dame Island with Medieval History of Paris Guided Tour - 15 People Max

Notre Dame Island with Medieval History of Paris Guided Tour - 15 People Max

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Discover the 'City of Light' on a small-group walking tour. With a guide, learn the riveting history of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame de Paris throughout the ages. Get expert insight into the cathedral's somber accents and learn how these medieval structures have survived over the years.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Paris Montparnasse Top of the City Observation Deck Skip the Line Entry Ticket

Paris Montparnasse Top of the City Observation Deck Skip the Line Entry Ticket

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Enjoy the best panoramic views from the 56th floor observation deck of the Montparnasse Tower. Europe’s fastest elevator whisks you up to the open-air rooftop of this modern skyscraper for unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, and other famous landmarks. Plan a trip during twilight for an aerial perspective of the glittering City of Lights, and upgrade to sip a glass of Champagne at the rooftop bar.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$21.29
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Skip the Line Arc De Triomphe Summit Access & Champs Elysees Highlights

Skip the Line Arc De Triomphe Summit Access & Champs Elysees Highlights

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See Paris from a different perspective as you look out over the City of Light from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy skip-the-line access and a guided tour of the iconic monument, then climb the 234 steps to the observation deck at 164-feet (50-meters). After snapping photos of the famous Champs Elysees boulevard and the Sacré Coeur from above, follow your guide on a walking tour, passing Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower and the Pont Alexandre III Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.97
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