Paris is a city that is bursting with famous landmarks and iconic sights. Making an itinerary of all the things to see and do in Paris can be daunting – especially if you’re not staying long. One of the best ways to see a city, especially one as beautiful as Paris, is from a breathtaking vantage point. These three locations showcase the city of love in all its glory:
The Arc de Triomphe
Height isn’t everything when you’re searching for the best views of Paris. The Arc de Triomphe is only 164 ft., but it offers fantastic views of the Champs-Élysées. It’s a great spot to capture the elegance of the surrounding avenues and the decadent architecture.
We’d recommend taking a digital SLR camera with a wide angle lens. These lenses add drama and definition to cityscape by exaggerating its linear perspective. The lens lets you get more of the scene into your photo and adds a greater sense of depth. Jessops has a wide variety of Canon cameras and lenses, if you’re looking to capture some stunning snaps on your romantic getaway.
Further visitor information on this landmark is available at Arcdetriomphparis.com
Located at the highest point of the city, the Sacre Coeur Basilica is a Roman Catholic Church that has become one of the must-see attractions in the city. Take a tripod with you and position yourself on the stairs or grass in front of this church to capture the best views for free. Learn how to create the perfect shot by reading Digital Camera World’s tripod guide here.
If you want to get a little bit higher, you can pay admission and climb to the top of the Dome for an even better sight. The Sacre Coeur is the perfect chill-out destination after a long day on your feet.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower stands as perhaps the most romantic landmark in the world. Stretching up into the heavens at a staggering 1,063 ft., the tower is accessible day and night, every day of the year. Once you’ve had your photo taken in front of it, purchase yourself a ticket and head up the structure for some gorgeous views.
You can go as far as the first or second levels if you choose, but who wants to do that?! You’re here for the best views of Paris. Head all the way up to the third floor and get your picture taken against this beautiful backdrop.
As a final camera tip, we’d recommend taking a zoom lens along with you. This will allow you to zoom in on specific areas of interest from your current location – very handy when you’re situated in a high location with limited mobility.