Catch the Best Views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is iconic in and out. The lattice work metallic structure, standing tall against the Parisian landscape, is a sight to behold. But, for everyone visiting the Eiffel Tower, climbing to the top of the tower to catch the panoramic views of the city is the biggest highlight of making the trip.
Standing tall at 300 meters, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris, which means that you will be able to catch a glimpse of some of the city's major attractions from the top. In fact, each level of the Eiffel Tower will allow you to enjoy a unique view of the city.
View from the Different Levels of the Eiffel Tower
Don't just rush to the top of the Eiffel Tower. You can enjoy different views at each level of the Tower.
What Can You See From the Eiffel Tower?
From the Sacré-Coeur to the Grand Palais, here’s a detailed guide to what sights you’ll see from the top.
You will also be able to spot the Palais de Chaillot, the building that stands on top of the Chaillot hill in the Trocadéro area. The building built using the art nouveau style for the Universal Exhibition 1900, resembles to a train station in design. Today, the building functions as a museum. What makes the building an absolute vision is its beautiful glass-domed roof. If you happen to be at the top of the tower during sunset, you will be able to catch the sunlight reflecting off the roof, which makes for a spectacular view.
Pont de Bir-Hakeim
Pont de Bir Hakeim is one of the most beautiful bridges in Paris, and one of the three that connects the two banks of the River Seine. The bridge that was made further famous by its appearance in the movie, Inception, is known for the spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower it offers.
As you look out for the Seine while at the top, you will see the Pont d’Iéna and to the lefthand side, you will spot the Pont de Bir Hakeim.
The Sacré-Cœur Basilica, located on top of the Monmartre Hill can be easily spotted from the Eiffel Tower. If you happen to visit the Eiffel Tower during the golden hour, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Cathedral backlit with the city lights.
The Cathedral, in fact, is the highest point in Paris, so it goes without saying that, this is one of the best places to enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by the Parisian landscape.
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
The Notre Dame is easily one of the most iconic attractions in Paris. Located a little further down on the Île de la Cité, an island on the Seine, the cathedral is a sight to behold.
The church is under construction following the fire in 2019. However, the sight of the cathedral is still as spectacular.
The Les Invalides, located on the 7th arrondissement of Paris, is a complex of museums and monuments related to the French military history. One of the most important and easily recognizable of these buildings is the former Royal Chapel , the Dôme des Invalides. At 107 meters, this is the tallest church building in Paris. Today, the structure serves as a a shrine of some of France's military figures, and is home to the tomb of Napoleon.
Champs de Mars
The Champs de Mars is a large park located in front of the Eiffel Tower. The Champs de Mars is one of the best places to enjoy a lively picnic and take in uninterrupted views of the Eiffel.
Given the close proximity to the Eiffel tower you will be able to easily spot the park from the top. You will also be able to spot the École Militaire located on one end of the park.