An instagram guide to the best aerial photos of Paris

I’m not a big fan of heights and not a big fan of selfies (ok ok maybe a tiny bit!), ?so I have to admit this post was not a top my things to do in Paris. But as the family and friends visiting keep asking me either for a list of the best places to capture the Eiffel Tower or to accompany them to all the pretty picture places they’ve seen on blogs and Pinterest, I gave in and made this list.

You can print and use it as a checklist for your next trip to Paris.

Just a little disclosure that I’ll be updating this list of best places to get an aerial shot of Paris (as I’m sure you’ll send me few more suggestions!)

Use and abuse of it?either for your Instagram photos, Facebook albums or simply to have a tourist experience that’s worth traveling this far for and hopefully retelling your grandkids years to come.

Galeires Lafayette – one of the most magnificent views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower close to the tops of the Opera Garnier.

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

Address😕40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Metro:?Chauss?e d’Antin La Fayette #7, #9

Centre Pompidou – you get more of the typical apartment rooftops and then the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop. This is one of the best museums to of Paris always with interesting temporary exhibitions.

On the rooftop, there is also the restaurant George

Centre Georges Pompidou

Address😕Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

Metro: Rambuteau #11


Philharmonie Paris – is a massive cultural space for everything related to music located in the Cit? de la Musique

you can see most of Paris from the wrap around rooftop – including?a distant view of the Sacre Coeur

Address😕221 Avenue Jean Jaur?s, 75019 Paris
Metro: Porte de Pantin #5

Arc de Triomphe – one of the best views including the Champs Elysee in the shot


Printemps Dept Store rooftop?- like Galeries Lafayette, also free access, with cafes to eat.


Shangri La Hotel Paris – luxurious view from the terrace rooms, or from the communal terrace on the 2nd floor. Not to mention in the garden downstair beside the restaurant you have a big view o the iron lady.

Maison Blanche Resturant Terrace – have one of the best meals in Paris?with the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop.

?Notre Name – yes you’ll have to join that line but the view from being among the famous gargoyles is killer

Sacre Coeur – a smaller view of the Eiffel Tower and a massive view of most of Paris

Address😕35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris
METRO: Anvers #2
View Eiffel Tower from Sacr? Coeur de Montmartre

Tour Saint Jaques – an alternative view ( not typically captured as they are only open in the summer months!)

Address😕Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, 75004 Paris
METRO: Hotel de Ville #1 or Chatlet #4


Rooftop of Terrass hotel – You can have your drink and a view as the Eiffel Tower lights up and twinkle with the fizz along with your glass of champagne.

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