Punctuated by cathedral steeples, lush rooftop terraces and larger-than-life historic monuments, you could easily spend most of your day looking upwards at Paris’ gorgeous skyline. Climb higher though and you’ll be rewarded with even better views. From towers to bridges, we show you the best places to admire Paris from above.
You could people-watch for hours on The Paris Metro System as it travels through a maze of dark tunnels, but Metro Line Six provides a brighter, more picturesque view above ground. From the tracks above the streets, you can gaze upon classic Parisian apartment buildings and the unique graffiti and street art on the sides of buildings. Look down to see narrow streets lined with busy cafes and bustling boulangeries, and as you approach Bir-Hakeim station, you can see the distinct top of a certain famous tower.
Become a kid again for a moment while you take in the glee of a carnival ride on the Ferris Wheel at Concorde. Feel the breeze through your hair as you circle high above the city, look down along the Champs Elysees and wave at the people on top of the Arc de Triomphe to one side, and admire the immaculate tops of the Tuileries hedges, as well as the impressive pyramid and the Palais du Louvre in the distance.