The places with the best view to the Eiffel tower in Paris.

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Hello darlings!

Or should I say bonjour? Please raise your hand if you know where Eiffel tower is. And no, I am not being a smart mouth here there are actually people who don’t know where Eiffel tower is! I am pretty sure you are not one of them!

Ok, so you know where the tower is, but do you know where to go to get the best view of the tower? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!



When we visited Paris with Nick a few years back, spotting the Eiffel tower became an obsession of mine. It drove Nick crazy to hear me say every five minutes: “Hey, look! It’s the Eiffel tower!” Naturally, that’s why I did it. After all, life is no fun if you don’t explore all the ways to drive your husband mad, is it?

Nick is convinced that I did it to pressure him to take me up on the tower. I didn’t. Seriously, I really didn’t want to go up there. I found the ticket pricey and with everything else we wanted to see and do, money was an issue. I wish there was a Paris Pass back then to make things easier (and cheaper) for us to go around Paris.

I don’t regret for one second that we didn’t go up the tower. We saw plenty of it from the ground and it was free!

By far the best place to view the Eiffel tower is the Trocadero. The draw back is how many people will have the same idea as you. That aside, it’s a must visit for sure.







Go down the stairs and lay down in the grass. Grab some snacks and bottle of wine, relax and enjoy one of the most romantic cities of Europe.



A similar view of the tower is possible through the Champ de Mars. Again, the grass is excellent for a relaxed romantic evening with a bottle of wine while you enjoy the tower being illuminated with hundreds of lights.



You can take some pretty cool photos below the tower too!





I preferred the Trocadero though because of the incline. It made it easier to snap a better photo.


I also loved the view of the tower in the way to the Champ de Mars from the metro station. It was really photogenic!


TIP: Check out this post if you want to know where the best French onion soup in Monmarte is.




Another favorite of mine was the view from the Printemps terrace. From there you could see almost the whole city under you and it was also free! Well, almost free if you don’t count some hundred Euros I made Nick pay for lace undies. The tower is visible and stands tall from there too!



You can also view and take awesome photos of the tower while visiting other Parisian highlights like the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame, especially if you brave the steps to the top. 

While visiting the Sacré-Cœur, we stopped to rest and got a beer from a kiosk to share. We’ve previously have bought some caramelized peanuts (a favourite treat for us before giving up sugar) so we sat on the bench and munched away. After a while, I became light headed from the beer (it’s really easy for me since I rarely drink) and I started laughing. Nick, bless his heart, smiled and said “What’s so funny, babe?” Looking at the photo below, can you guess what my answer was?



Yeap! It was: “Hey babe, it’s that metal tower again!”
Oh, life’s little jokes!

I bet it will be fun to visit again with Natalia this time. I am taking my quotes from this post about taking your tween to Paris, for when we hit the appropriate age!
Have you visited Paris? Did you go up to the Eiffel tower? What was the best place to view the tower?

  

Lots of love


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25 comments

  1. You crack me up every time! I love your photos and I can't wait to visit Paris in May!!!

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  2. I adore Paris. The atmosphere is unique n'es pas?
    Monique

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  3. Τι όμορφες φωτογραφίες! Το ομορφότερο σημείο στο Παρίσι ήταν η θέα του Αιφελ από το Τροκαντερο, πόσο δίκιο έχεις!

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    1. Ευχαριστώ πολύ! Αχ το Παρισάκι!!!!

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  4. We did climb the tower and it was spectacular. We also used the pass you mentioned and it was one of the best things we did, saving was important to us too.

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    1. I am so glad you liked the tower! And yes, these passes are great aren't they?

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  5. Such beautiful photos. I really enjoyed the different perspectives from the different angles.

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  6. A handy guide for all photographers who wants to capture the Effiel Tower from different angles. Love the shots that you have taken.

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  7. Would you believe if I told you I have never been!? Ahhh! This post makes me want to start planning my trip! This is perfect. I can't wait to sit back and watch the sunset and bak in all the views.

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  8. I never been to Paris! I'm dying to go and see Eiffel Tower! What a romantic views! Lovely!

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  9. Wow! I've never seen a pic of the Eiffel Tower from a distance so that it shows how much taller it is than surrounding buildings. it really puts it into perspective. Thank you for the wonderful pictures and viewing tips. :)

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  10. Wow, these places with the Eiffel tower view seems fascinating, I am yet to visit Paris. Printemps terrace gave a great view of the whole city in the backdrop of tower.

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  11. I really enjoyed your photos/ I thought it provided a unique perspective.

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  13. I am a Fashion blogger and I want to do an entire photo shoot(may be more!) with the Eiffel tower in the back ground whenever I visit Paris. Can I thank you enough for making my life so much easier with this post? I guess not!
    P.S-I don't even know when am I visiting Paris! LOL!

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  14. These all look like such gorgeous and beautiful spots to view. I hope to visit here someday. Shell

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  15. Kudos to Nick for buying those undies! I hope you put them in good use ;)
    I love everything about Paris and the tower is an eternal symbol isn't it?

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  16. I have a fear of heights so I wouldn't go in the tower for all the money in the world! Thank you for proving with your wonderful photos that you can enjoy your stay there without having to climb the tower! I appreciate it!

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  17. Visiting Paris is on my bucket list but my boyfriend keeps avoiding it for some reason. Maybe if I showed him your photos would help?

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  18. Ahh I love Paris, it's one of my favourite places in the whole world and I have been lucky enough to spend time there over the years. The Eiffel tower is just breathtaking!

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  19. Yes I have been to Paris a few times. Visited Eiffel Tower once. Plan to visit again soon. Great info here.

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  20. Paris is wonderful and we have been a few times, but I have only been to the iconic Eiffel Tower once.

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  21. Such beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower! Paris is one of my dream destinations, I hope I visit it soon.

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