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Favorite Views of Paris?

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In cities like Paris I love clambering up to the top of tall edifices or hills to take in a sweeping view of all of Paris laid out below.

Of course the primo viewpoint is from the third floor of the Eiffel Tower - day or night - I love em both - the night lights attest to the city's moniker City of Light.

I've never been up the Montparnasse Tower but I assume the views are even better because you can see the Eiffel Tower too! (And locals used to say that the view from it was also good because you can't see this often presumed to be modern blight - being about the only skyscraper built inside central Paris itself (which generally has a several-story limit on buildings).

OTHER NEAT VIEWPOINTS:

Montmartre
In front of the Sacre Coeur church - from the steps unfolds most of Paris right down below.

The Galleries Lafayette
Not sure if the cafe once on a roof of this tall building is still there but if so another high-up sweet vista. Perhaps Au Printemps has one?

The Monde Arabe
On the Seine up river from Notre-Dame - a tea shop on the top has a good view of the Seine and Notre-Dame area.

Suresnes -
Suburban Suresnes sits high up on a mini-mountain to the west of Paris - I take trains there sometime just to take in the sweeping views of Paris from the west - all the famous monuments laid out like on a relief map. You can also often see the smoggy air Paris is infamous for - in part I believe because of inversion, being hemmed in by high hills on the west and east sides.

The Arc de Triomphe
Love this view right down the Champs-Elysees to the Tuileries and the Louvre - straight as an arrow and the other way to La Defense.

The Grande Arch de la Defense
Similar to the Arc de Triomphe but a longer lateral view down over Etoile and the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, etc.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE VIEWS IN PARIS?

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