Paris is one of the most visited destinations on the planet. The museums, the incredible gastronomic offer, its streets full of history and the entertainment options for all ages, make the capital of France a destination for everyone.

Paris is one of the most visited destinations on the planet. The museums, the incredible gastronomic offer, its streets full of history and the entertainment options for all ages, make the capital of France a destination for everyone.

Its architecture and distribution has been emulated in many parts of the world and from the heights you will be able to enjoy and admire them in another way. That is why at Alan around the World we took on the task of looking for some of the best viewpoints in Paris.

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Torre Eiffel

Let’s start with the icon of the City of Love, which allows its visitors to go up to its viewpoints on floors 2 and 3 to admire a panorama that will take your breath away. The cost depends on how high you want to go up or if you prefer to do it on foot (up to the second floor) or by elevator.

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France


Climbing stairs 2nd floor: €11.30

2nd floor elevator: €18.10

Elevator 3rd floor (top): €28.30

A tip from Alan around the World is to book a table at one of the Eiffel Tower restaurants and so you can enjoy a meal with an excellent view

It is estimated that the Eiffel Tower is visited by around 7 million people a year, so it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance on its official website and do not get surprised by not being able to enter.

Time: 09:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. The closing of the monument is at 00:45 in the morning.
Stairs hours: 09:30 to 23:45
Lift hours: 09:30 to 00:00

*Prices for children, people with disabilities and other programs may be less.

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Torre Montparnasse

At 210 meters high, this 58-story tower stands out among the buildings that surround it and has one of the best viewpoints to contemplate the city from above.

It is the ideal place for a sunset, since you can appreciate, from its 360º viewpoint, the moment when the lights of Paris come on, especially the Eiffel Tower and its sparkling spectacle.

Address: 33 Off. du Maine, 75015 Paris, France


Adults: 18€.

Between 12 and 18 years: €13.50.

Children between 7 and 11 years old: €9.50

Children under seven years pass for free. In addition, some tourist passes such as the Paris Pass include the Montparnasse Tower and do not have to pay to enter.


From April 1 to September 30: from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
From October 1 to March 31:
From Sunday to Thursday: from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and holidays: from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Arc de Triomphe

Crowning the avenue des Champs-Élysées and built under the orders of Napoleon, this imposing arch with more than 50 meters high and a base of 45 by 22 meters is one of the most visited sites in the French capital.

They must take into account that to reach the viewpoint they must climb 286 steps, but in the end they will have an incredible view of Paris.

Address: Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France


Adults: 13€.

Under 18s: free entry and the climb is included in the Paris Pass.


From January 2 to March 31: from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
From April 1 to September 30: from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
From October 1 to December 31: from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Center Pompidou

The Georges Pompidou Center is a museum of contemporary art with one of the most important collections in the world. It has about 100 thousand works of art and in its rooms you will find works by artists such as: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Brancusi, Modigliani, Matisse, Francis Bacon, Jean Dubuffet, etc.

The building itself is interesting to see and it has a viewpoint that will show you an interesting panorama and it is an excellent option to visit a good museum and have great views of the city.

Address: Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France


Adults: 15€

Free admission for children under 18 years of age, on the first Sunday of each month and for bearers of the Paris Pass y Paris Museum Pass.

Time: Every day: from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (except Tuesdays and May 1).

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Located in the Montmartre district, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart stands on a hill of 130 meters high, where you can see excellent views of the city. If you dare to visit the imposing church, as soon as you arrive you will have a panoramic view in the middle of street performances and the bohemian life of Paris.

In addition, it is one of the most beautiful temples in the French capital and where you can respectfully attend a mass if you wish.

Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre 75018

costs: The entrance to the church is free, as well as the views from its square.

Time: Every day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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BONUS: Gazebo in Galeries Lafayette

One of the capitals of world fashion is without a doubt Paris. Its stores are recognized for offering an infinite variety of options for all tastes. And among these stores, one of the most prominent is Galeries Lafayette (In this article we share the news and activities of this site that go beyond shopping).

But we couldn’t make a count of viewpoints in Paris without mentioning one of the most beautiful for having a terrace that views emblematic places such as the Garnier Opera, the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré Coeur Basilica and above all, for free!

Address: 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 París

Cost: Free

Time: Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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