There are many ways to discover the city of Paris and it is always and exciting experience to discover a city from above!

Notre Dame View From Institut du Monde Arabe

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Institut du Monde Arabe

Patio of the Institut du Monde Arabe:

Along with wonderful mint tea to Arab pastries from the rooftop restaurant, the views are to die for. If you do not have a lot to spend, but want some great photos, go to the top floor terrace for incredible picture perfect views of the Seine, Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité.

Rue d’Eylau:

Walk up the beautiful 16th District street of rue d’Eylau and catch the Eiffel Tower, perfectly framed in Haussmanian style buildings and tree lined streets.

Rue Piat/Parc de Belleville:

Walk up the long steps from Rue des Courronnes, go through the top of Parc de Belleville and enter onto a wonderful little street with the most magnificent views of Paris. There’s nothing like watching the sun set behind the Eiffel Tower.

Mont Valérien, Suresnes:

View from the rooftop Galeries LafayetteWhether you are on vacation in Paris or on a business trip, take a quick trip over to Suresnes. Head up the hill of Mont Valérien, located 162 meters above sea level. This wonderful fortress offers breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse, Panthéon and the wonderful Parisian rooftops.

Galerie Lafayette Rooftop (Haussman 9th District)

This is probably one of the most off the beaten path place to enjoy an amazing view of Paris. Located at the 7th floor of the building it provides visitors with a stunning roof terrace view over all Paris and its monuments.

Head to their outdoor terrace for a super panoramic view of all of Paris, including a close look at the Opéra Garnier, the Panthéon, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower. Head around the side and take in Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre.

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