Heading to Paris? Or in need of an excuse to go? Done. The pretty capital city is full of picture perfect streets, stunning skylines and more than enough spots to Insta. Here’s the views to visit…
La Terrasse, Galaries Lafayette
On the 7th floor of the French department store, sits a free and pretty amazing panoramic view across Paris. There’s a bar and restaurant up here too if you fancy a quick refreshment. You can only get a lift to the 6th floor so you’ll need to find the staircase to make your way to the top.
Palais Garnier is an Insta spot both inside and out. Snap a pic from the top of the Metro for a clear view and explore the building’s beauty inside.
You’ll get a great view of The Seine from many a bridge but we love this angle looking out to Notre-Dame.
The Eiffel Tower
There’s lots of amazing places to snap the city’s most famous landmark. The Trocadéro and gardens surrounding make a great vantage point and the ideal place for a picnic in warmer weather. Head to the leafier side of the Eiffel Tower at Rue de l’Université for an unspoilt view, and as for night, make your way to Monmatre’s Terrass-Hotel. Sip on a wine and nibbles over sunset, and watch the city really come to life.
Nestled in the city’s quirky and romantic cobbled streets of Monmartre, sits the Sacre Coeur. It’s one of the city’s most iconic buildings and landmarks so hike up that hill to not only get yet another great view of Paris, but see just why this place is such a big deal. Entry inside is free so get in that queue to admire its beauty and if you can handle 300 stairs, dig out €6 to climb all the way to the top where you’ll wander around the building’s dome.
Come summer, sitting by The Louvre is an absolute sun trap. So grab a book, and laze by the water overlooking The Louvre.
Okay so the Eiffel Tower may be a tourist cliche but it is for a reason. And what better view to gaze upon over dinner? Be savvy with your booking because this place gets rammed come peak time. Your reservation won’t guarantee you an outside prime spot, it’s your usual first come first served biz, so head down early for pre dinner drinks – the bar staff whip up an amazing strawberry prosecco cocktail. And keep those eyes peeled/get on the waiter’s good side to make sure you’re seated next ready for the Eiffel Tower to put on a show.
Labelled the most colourful street in Paris, lose yourself in a technicolour dream at the Rue Cremieux. Yes it’s a little out of town but it’s worth the Metro trip for a holiday snap or three. It’s not overcrowded yet but if current trends are anything to go by, it won’t be long…