Are you passing through Paris or living here for while and looking for a romantic idea for a special ocassion? What about a sunset?Here are 5 of our favorite spots (to be kept a closely guarded secret) for admiring a sunset in Paris…..…
The most romantic city in the world, Paris is the perfect place to admire a sunset as a couple.. If you’re after the ideal spot to bring your other half and make the most of this magical part of the day, look no further! You’re bound to find a good idea in these next few lines…
1.The Île de la cité and square du Vert-Galant
This island situated on the Seine is right in the heart of Paris and its historic center….Sit down on the end Île de la Cité (on the side nearest the Pont Neuf) with a blanket if necessary, something eat and drink and enjoy the glorious view of the sun setting on the Seine…
How to get there?
The Île de la Cité can be easily reached from the Metro station Cité on Line 4, and from Saint-Michel, which is also on Line 4 and the RER C (see our article Tips and Tricks for reading between the lines…of the Paris Metro
To reach Square du Vert-Galant, get off at Pont Neuf Metro instead.
2. From the top of the Tour Montparnasse
The Tour Montparnasse was, for a long time, the tallest building in France, before the Tour First was built in La Défense in 2011.
From its 56th floor it offers one of the most spectacular views of Paris! It will take your breath away. Don’t forget your jacket as it’s windy up there!
The Tour Montparnasse and its shopping center have free public entry, but you have to pay to access the rooftop. For more information, visit the Tour Montparnasse website.
Comment vous y rendre ?
How to get there? The Tour Montparnasse is situated in the Necker neighborhood in the 15th arrondissement.
You can easily get there from station Montparnasse Bienvenüe on Lines 4,6,12 and 13 of the Metro.
Or it can be reached by bus on Lines 28,58,82,88,89,91,92,94,95 and 96 (see our article on 5 things you need to know before taking the bus in Paris). The train station of the same name (which services the suburbs and Western France) is situated right at the foot of the building.
3. The Esplanade of Sacré Cœur (butte Montmartre)
The Sacré Cœur basilica is a religious building of major significance in Paris. Sitting at the top of the Montmartre hill, it offers a staggering view down onto the city. «There’s no pleasure without pain»: you can climb the countless steps leading up the hill and enjoy the discovery of a panoramic view as you reach the top.
For the less adventurous, there’s a funicular that will take you up to the top of the Montmartre hill in a few minutes. Sit down on the steps or the grass and enjoy the experience, which is often accompanied by the background music of a street artist.
How to get there?
The Sacré Cœur basilica is situated in the 18th arrondissement in the Montmartre neighborhood.
By Metro you can get there from three stations on Line 12 (Jules Joffrin, Pigalle and Abbesses) and 2 stations on Line 2 (Pigalle and Anvers).
The Autobus, a little tourist train, also takes you to the top of the hill as long as you’ve booked in advance on the promotrain website.
4.In middle of Place de la Concorde
The Place de la Concorde is both the largest square in Paris and one of the most distinctive examples of architecture in the City of Light. Situated at the crossroads between the Champs Elysées, the Pont des Invalides, the Tuileries Garden and Rue Saint Honoré, you simply need to spin around for one of the most beautiful views in Paris.
Take a seat by one of the fountains in the Place de la Concorde and watch the sun set over the Eiffel Tower…
How to get there?
The Place de la Concorde is right next to the exit to the Metro station Concorde (Lines 1, 8 and 12). It sits right on the border between the 1st and 8th arrondissements.
You can also get there on several bus routes. We recommend that you plan your journey in advance on the RATP website .
5. In your apartment
What could be more romantic than watching a Parisian sunset in the cosy nest of your apartment? Prepare a candle-lit dinner, put on something nice and live in the moment with this glorious sight…
The only imperative: finding the perfect apartment that’s high up and offers a stunning view of Paris!
Lodgis have picked out a selection of apartments that offer spectacular views for a romantic couple’s trip to Paris..