Are you traveling to Paris and want to find the best Eiffel Tower views to snap album-worthy photos? Here’s a guide to the best views of the Eiffel Tower from across the city.
The Eiffel Tower is, hands-down, Paris’ most famous landmark since millions of travelers visit it every year.
Little did Gustave Eiffel know he designed what would be the most photographed landmark in the world.
So, if you’re planning your trip to Paris and want some advice on where to go for incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, keep reading this article. After all, one of the best things to do in Paris is to photograph the Eiffel Tower until iCloud is full. LOL.
At the bottom, you will find a map with the exact locations mentioned here.
21 Best Eiffel Tower Views
1. Seine Cruise
Take a Seine River cruise to see the city from a unique angle and see some of Paris’ major sights along the way, including the Eiffel Tower!
We took a laid-back Seine River cruise in the summer, and we highly recommend it! It’s an incredible experience!
While on the cruise, you will see many of Paris’s iconic sights, including the Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and more.
You’ll also be able to get a close-up and unobstructed view of the Tower while enjoying the refreshing air from the river.
You may go on this afternoon’s Seine cruise, but if you want to have the best views of the Eiffel Tower while it glitters for 5 minutes at the top of the hour, we recommend going on this evening’s dinner cruise! It’s a genuinely fantastic sight to see.
2. Your Hotel
Many Paris hotels offer rooms with Eiffel Tower views, and here are a few of them:
- Hotel San Regis – this beautiful 5-star hotel is set in a 19th-century mansion. Its convenient location and amenities make it a great place to stay (and wake up with beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower from your private terrace).
- Shangri-La Hotel Paris – this luxury hotel offers delightful views of the Eiffel Tower and the Parisian rooftops from a few of its rooms and its rooftop terrace.
- Hotel Plaza Athenee – this Parisian Haussman-style building on Avenue Montaigne offers views of the Eiffel Tower from their private balcony. Also, Champs Elysees is just a short walk away.
3. Arc de Triomphe
The iconic triumphal arch commemorating Napoleon’s victories offers by far one of the best Eiffel Tower views in all of Paris.
Book your ticket ahead of time and climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. From there, you will have the pleasure of seeing the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysées, and the busy roads surrounding this iconic monument.
Arc de Triomphe offers one of the best views of Paris, for sure!
4. Pompidou Center
From the top of the Pompidou Center, you can have a picture-perfect spot to photograph the gray-hued rooftops and the Eiffel Tower in the background.
It’s a typical Parisian photo you would see on Google.
Some other attractions you can see from here are Les Invalides with its golden dome, Sacre Coeur, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
5. Rooftop Bars and Restaurants
And it turns out that many of these places offer direct views of the Eiffel Tower!
Can you imagine having brunch or dinner or sipping your favorite beverage with amazing views of the Eiffel Tower? You won’t want to get back to your hotel. (But if that’s the case, you can always stay in a hotel with an Eiffel Tower view.)
Here are a couple of Parisian rooftops that provide the best Eiffel Tower views:
- Le Perchoir – Le Perchoir, which translates to “The Birds Perch,” is a rooftop bar that got its name for a reason: it boasts a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
- Mun – The Mun rooftop restaurants offer the best views of the Eiffel Tower with breathtaking, stunning views of Paris.
6. Montparnasse Tower
You will want to head over to the Montparnasse Tower in the 15th arrondissement for the best Eiffel Tower views.
The reason why this spot is a must-see is because you can see the tower from the 56th floor—a whopping 689-foot building.
By buying the entrance ticket, you get access to the last floor, where you can sip some drinks while enjoying the rooftop views of the Eiffel Tower. It’s 100% worth the trip, especially if you have a telephoto lens.
To get access to one of the tallest buildings in Paris, you need an entrance ticket, which you can buy online on this site. To prevent crowds, get your tickets early!
7. Quai Branly Museum
If you want to witness beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower from various viewpoints, the Quai Branly Museum should be at the top of your list.
The Eiffel Tower may be seen from many standpoints from the Quai Branly Museum, including the museum park, the museum restaurant, Les Ombres, and Café Branly on the museum’s ground floor.
Champ de Mars should be on top of your list of places to visit for the unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower!
Grab a baguette, some cheese, and a bottle of wine to enjoy on a picnic at the Champ de Mars, one of the most beautiful parks in Paris.
It is a popular spot among locals who come to this 60-acre park to eat, chill out, admire the sunset, and take in the incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, of course.
You’ll see flowerbeds, ponds, and even a children’s playground as you go through the park. This is the ideal spot to unwind while admiring the scenery.
You must travel to the rear of the park if you want to capture the whole tower, though. The ideal location is beside the Statue du Maréchal Joseph Joffre. It’s within a few minutes’ walk from the École Militaire metro station, making it quite accessible.
We recommend staying after dark to witness the Eiffel Tower glimmer; it occurs every hour on the hour for roughly 5 minutes.
The good news is that if you angle your camera up, you can capture a photo with no people in it, even though it is usually crowded around sunset.
Together with Champs de Mars, the Trocadero is probably one of the best places to see the Eiffel Tower up close.
Here, you can stroll around while taking in the beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower and surrounding gardens.
Besides, you have probably seen at least a few photos of people on the stairs opposite the Eiffel Tower.
It is a truly stunning place which also means it gets jam-packed with tourists, so make sure to get here early in the morning if you want to have the place for yourself. We always say it: the early bird catches the worm.
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10. Pont De Bir-Hakeim
Bir-Hakeim bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in Paris because it arguably offers the best views of the Eiffel Tower.
Built in the early 20th century, Pont de Bir-Hakeim connects the 15th and 16th arrondissements, and it has two levels—one for vehicles and pedestrians and the other for the metro.
So in a way, you can also have the best Eiffel Tower views from the metro Line 6. Just saying.
To give you an idea of how beautiful this spot is, Inception, one of the movies set in Paris, featured this bridge due to the stunning Eiffel Tower views one can see. Take your time to stroll around and find the best photo spots!
11. Notre Dame Dome
One of the best places to admire the iron lady and take stunning photographs is on top of the Notre Dame Cathedral tower, which can be reached by climbing 378 steps.
The city and Eiffel Tower views are breathtaking from there. Be sure to bring your camera along because it is a photo worth taking!
12. From Under the Tower
Obviously, getting up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower is one of the best ways to fully appreciate its architecture and magnificence.
Try different angles while under the Iron Lady for some unique viewpoints.
We recommend visiting the Eiffel Tower one hour before sunset to get day views and then also capture it at night.
If you want to climb the tower, be sure to buy your ticket well in advance; the last time slots are always the busiest.
13. Pont Alexandre III
With some of the best views of the Eiffel Tower, Pont Alexandre III is located in the perfect spot to frame the tower, the Seine, and the Parisian rooftops.
From here, you have a picture-perfect and unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower while taking in the Seine’s beauty. What’s not to love?
Pont Alexandre III is considered the prettiest bridge in the city because of its architecture: many statues, classical lamps, and ornate design.
Also, this bridge has been featured in many movies and series set in Paris, including Emily in Paris.
In short, this place offers not only an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower but also some of the most-wanted movie locations in the city.
14. Sacre Cœur Dome
The Sacré Coeur, commonly known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, is tucked away at the top of the hill in lovely Montmartre and offers exceptionally stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and the city.
If the 300 stairs to the dome are not a problem for you, prepare for the climb and be ready to take in the landscape.
From there, you can easily see the Iron Lady reaching far into the Parisian sky, distinguishing itself from the other structures.
Spend some time inside this Parisian church as well, admiring its architecture to make the most of your visit after taking in the views.
15. Panthéon Dome
The Paris Pantheon, situated in the 5th arrondissement, Latin Quarter, is another place to go for the best Eiffel Tower views.
Climb to the Dome Viewing Platform, and you will be granted with incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides dome, Saint Sulpice Church, and countless Parisian rooftops.
16. Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
Galeries Lafayette is not only one of the best rooftops in Paris, but it also is one of the best photo spots.
From here, you can take in the gray-hued Parisian skyline and, obviously, have the best views of the Eiffel Tower, too.
Because it is free, Galeries Lafayette is considered one of the best places to see the Eiffel Towers.
So take your time while here and allow yourself to appreciate the view. It’s beautiful!
17. Rue de L’Université
We were positively surprised when we walked passed this Parisian street and saw the Eiffel Tower towering above us.
It’s a beautiful perspective of the tower: it rises from behind lush green trees, backed by a blue sky (if you’re lucky, of course), and is surrounded by typical French architecture.
For us, the view from Rue de L’Université is hands-down one of the most beautiful Eiffel Tower views because here you can take a photo with a view of the cobblestoned street, stunning buildings, and the Eiffel Tower in the background.
And since it is so near to the Champ de Mars, the surrounding park where the Eiffel Tower is situated, the tower will look magnificent in your photographs.
18. Rue Saint-Dominique (near The Recrutement)
Located in the chic and elegant 7th arrondissement, Rue Saint-Dominique offers one of the most beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower.
This street begins at Champs de Mars and is a little over a mile long, so you can grab your camera and start taking pictures from further away while making your way to the tower—it’s one of the best Eiffel Tower street views.
It is an excellent way to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower from different perspectives and get to know a new arrondissement. Also, you can always stop for a cup of coffee, right?
19. Passerelle Debilly
Passerelle Debilly is an arched footbridge across the Seine.
The bridge, which was built in 1900, is “decorated” with love locks strung by couples from all over the world as a declaration of their eternal love—even though this is highly discouraged and even forbidden.
Anyway, this pedestrian bridge offers uninterrupted views of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, and the other beautiful bridges. If you’re lucky, you can snap a photo when a Seine cruise is passing by.
20. Square Rapp
Square Rapp is a small dead end off Avenue Rapp that provides a hidden but beautiful Eiffel Tower view.
Since it is less well-known, there aren’t many people taking photographs here.
Still, be mindful of your surroundings as it is located in a residential section of the 7th arrondissement.
A beautiful, tiny garden may be found farther down this dead-end street, but it is private property, so no trespassing.
21. Avenue de Camoens
Avenue de Camoens is a well-kept secret just across the corner from Trocadéro in the 16th arrondissement. You’ve most likely seen images of this prime location.
Still, Avenue de Camoens is a quiet street only a short walk from the Trocadero. This spot is highly exceptional since it is on a dead-end street with a beautiful balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
It’s a popular photo spot for other people seeking perfect Eiffel Tower snaps. To avoid crowds, we suggest coming early in the morning.
Map Of Best Eiffel Tower Views
As promised, here is the interactive, free map of the best views of the Eiffel Tower. Click here to access it.
To use it, simply open the map on your smartphone, click on the icon of the place you want to visit on the map, and the location will be displayed on the lower side of the screen.
You can choose the directions to get to that location or save it for later.
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