Explore 7 of the top locations in Paris to photograph sunset with pricing information, addresses, and photo examples.
1. La Terrasse, rooftop bar of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
From the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann rooftop bar and restaurant balcony you are gifted with one of the finest Parisian landscapes, which boasts an unobstructed view over to the Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais.
Address: 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
2. Arc de Triomphe
From the observation terrace of the Arc de Triomphe you can see countless iconic Parisian landmarks. Twelve streets connect to the Place Charles de Gaulle (where the Arc de Triomphe stands) which allows such variety for subjects of photos during the course of the sunset.
General admission €12 – FREE for under 18s free and for persons 18-25 years old who are citizens of one the countries of the EU or are a non-European permanent residents of France.
Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris
3. Jardin du Luxembourg
The creation of the Luxembourg Gardens date back to 1612. Not only are the gardens full of beautiful sculptures, fountains and the Luxembourg Palace itself, there are lots of quiet areas to sit and enjoy the peaceful park buried in the middle of the city.
Address: Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006 Paris
4. The banks of the River Seine
Just simply strolling along the banks of the River Seine you will encounter countless historic landmarks and interesting subjects including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame cathedral, Grand Palais, Jardin des Tuileries, Musée du Louvre, Pont Alexandre III, and the Statue of Liberty Paris – just to name a few.
Address: Pont Marie, 75004 Paris
5. The Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
The Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck claims to have the “best view of Paris”, and it’s hard to disagree. From the 56th floor and open-air panoramic terrace you are gifted with a very unique perspective over Paris, and it’s special landmarks, which is particularly special at sunset.
General admission €18 – with discounted admissions available for persons under 18s, learn more.
Address: 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris
6. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont has some stunning features, not least of which is the Temple de la Sibylle, inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy, which is perched at the top of a fifty-metre-high cliff. Looking over to Montmartre from this hilltop offers charming views of the Sacré-Cœur.
Address: Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, 1 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris
7. Montmartre & the Sacré-Cœur
Montmartre is one of the most charming areas of Paris and to photograph – countless hours can be spent exploring the different alleys and shops. You can also climb up the Dome of Sacré-Cœur’s Basilica that offers a very unique point of view – this does have an admission charge, learn more.
Address: Montmartre, 75018 Paris
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