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Where to get the best views of Paris

Where to get the best views of Paris

Heading high above a city gives you a completely different view of the world below you; in Paris, that is especially true as the rooftops of the houses mix with the iconic landmarks of the City of Love such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.

For the best view of Paris, head to Montparnasse Tower, which is the only skyscraper in the city.

It is 210 metres tall and has 59 storeys, with the observation deck at the 56th floor. Europe's fastest elevator will take you up to the top in just 38 seconds, where there is floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for viewing the wonderful city below.

There is also an outdoor terrace - which is accessible by stairs - that puts you at one with the city, with gorgeous views coupled with the light Parisian breeze.

The observation deck is open seven days a week, 365 days a year and currently costs 17 euros for an adult, with discounts for students, youths and children. They also offer a Day & Night ticket for a slightly higher price, which allows you two visits within 48 hours to see Paris in both the day and at night.

For another great view, head west out of Paris to Parc de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, which offers views of the iconic Parisian skyline including its most famous Eiffel Tower.

Not only is the park beautiful to look around, it also offers stunning views of the city from a distance. If you want to see all that Paris has to offer, go to the La Lanterne viewpoint where you can see the iconic tower high above the houses of the suburbs of Paris. The Lantern itself is a reproduction of a small Athens-style marble edifice. Entry into Parc de Saint-Cloud is free if you're on foot or there is a small charge if you come by car or motorbike.

When you stand in front of the Sacré-Cœur, you'd be right to think it's a long way up the white steps. Known in English as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, this stunning building is worth a visit just for the architecture alone.

However, whilst you're there, turn away from the building to see the wonderful view it offers over Paris, the Eiffel Tower standing proud against the skyline.

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