Tour Montparnasse isn't the prettiest building in Paris, but the 689-foot skyscraper does offer some impressive views of the city (and it’s one of the few places with elevator access to the top). Take in a 360-degree view from the 56th floor; and if you dare, continue up to the terrace, which is the highest viewing platform in Paris. Address: 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris Métro stop : Montparnasse–Bienvenüe (line: 4, 6, 12 and 13)
Trocadero All roads seem to lead to the Trocadero for a view of the Eiffel Tower's light show. As soon as the first twinkle starts, you’ll hear the crowd gasp and cheer while pulling out their phones and cameras to capture the magical moment. It’s free, always open, and accessible to everyone. To warm up frozen fingers and toes afterward, head to Carette for hot chocolate and macarons. Address: Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris Métro stop: La Tour-Maubourg (line: 6 and 9)
Best spots to View and Photograph the Eiffel Tower (Many pictures included)
Montmartre is usually associated with cabarets, artists,but the picturesque hill used to be dotted with stone quarries. Over 2,000 years ago, the Romans extracted stone to build their temples, a tradition that carried on for centuries. All this digging turned the hillside landscape into Swiss cheese with an abundance of underground tunnels, holes, and craters. Roads in the area occasionally sink. Montmartre is holy...and holey.
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