Eiffel Tower view : the best places to admire the Iron Lady
You are going to Paris and would like to know what are the best places to see the Eiffel Tower ? Here are the best spots to enjoy a wonderful view on the Iron Lady during the day and at night.
#1 An Eiffel Tower view from a river boat cruise on the Seine
Numerous river boat-restaurants will propose a cruise on the Seine to admire the Iron Lady from different points of view. Indeed, from the river boat one can see a panoply of monuments such as the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, les Invalides, the Orsay Museum and, of course, the Eiffel Tower that when lit up at night is a sight to see. Don't forget your camera to take pictures : the best Eiffel Tower view is waiting you !
#2 From the Montparnasse Tower, 56th floor Observatory
Although not as high as the Iron Lady, the Montparnasse Tower is nonetheless high enough to provide a fabulous panorama of all of Paris and a wonderful Eiffel Tower view. Don’t forget its restaurant, le Ciel de Paris, where tourists can enjoy the views and a good meal. First time it is for the viewpoint, next time it will be for the meal.
#3 From the Quai Branly Museum
From the Quai Branly Museum, you can see the Eiffel Tower from different angles: the museum garden, the museum restaurant, Les Ombres and Café Branly on the museum’s ground floor.
#4 From the Big Ferris Wheel (not far from the Louvre)
The Big Ferris Wheel, located at the Place de la Concorde, is yet another way to take in views of the Eiffel Tower. With a maximum height of 65 meters (approximately 213 feet), one can make out the Champs Elysées, the Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower.
#5 From Montmartre’s Sacré Coeur
At the top of the Montmartre hill, the Sacré Coeur Basilica (Sacred Heart), provides truly breathtaking views of the capital and the Eiffel Tower. From here you can clearly see the Iron Lady stretch high into the Parisian sky, setting itself apart from all the other buildings around it.
#6 From the Champ-de-Mars
The Champ-de-Mars, a large public greenspace that spreads out just beneath the Eiffel Tower, is the perfect way to get an idea of its immensity. Take advantage of the locale to picnic on the grass to take pictures of the Eiffel tower and enjoy the view!
#7 From the Trocadéro
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From there one can admire the Eiffel Tower, located in front of the Warsaw Fountain at the Trocadéro Gardens, further down from the Chaillot Palace.
#8 From Notre Dame Cathedral : a spiritual Eiffel Tower view
When you'll be on top of the tower, you will understant that climbing up those 387 steps is so worth the price! From there, you will get a breathtakinf view over Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Look around you : maybe you will see Quasimodo ?
#9 From the Bir-Hakeim Bridget
From under this bridge, that you can see in the Inception movie, you'll be able to take great pictures of the Eiffel Tower. It is located Quai de Grenelle in the 15th arrondissement.
#10 From a restaurant or your hotel room
Restaurants with a view on the Eiffel Tower
If you feel like having lunch, dinner or a coffe with a beautiful view on the Eiffel Tower, there are plenty of restaurants where you'll be able to admire the Iron Lady while enjoying the French gastronomy. You can try La Maison Blanche, located on the rooftop of the Champs Elysées theater. You can also enjoy a great view from the terrace rooftop of the Quai Branly museum at the Les Ombres restaurant. Just next to the Eiffel Tower, enjoy a delicious meal Chez Francis. Le Saut du Loup and Le Ciel de Paris are also great! And if you are going shopping to Le Printemps, take the elevator to the Pintemps Rooftop Terrace. It is located 64, boulevard Haussman in the 9th arrondissement.
Hotels with a view on the Eiffel Tower
Falling asleept and waking up in front of the Eiffel Tower : what a great feeling! Try the Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel, the Plaza Athenee Hotel, the Jardins d'Eiffel, the Duquesne Eiffel Hotel or the Hotel La Comtesse Paris. These hotels all have rooms and suites that offers a great view on the Iron Lady!