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5 best places to watch the sunset in Paris

Are you looking for a romantic idea for a special occasion? What about a beautiful spot to enjoy a sunset? Don’t tell everyone, but here are the 5 best places to watch a sunset in Paris
The most romantic city in the world, Paris is the perfect place to watch a sunset as a couple. If you’re after the ideal spot to watch the sun go down with your other half and make the most of the golden hour, look no further!

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 of the Île de la Cité (on the side nearest the Pont Neuf) with a blanket if necessary, something to eat and drink and enjoy the glorious view of the sun setting on the Seine as you create a memory you’ll never forget. There’s a reason people say Paris is the most romantic city in the world…

Getting there

The Île de la Cité is easily accessible by metro (line 4, station Cité) and RER C (station Saint-Michel
And if you’re not a Parisian metro expert yet, we recommend that you read how to use the metro in Paris!

2. From the top of the Tour Montparnasse


View from the Tour Montparnasse

The Tour Montparnasse was the tallest building in France for a long time, before the Tour First was built in La Défense in 2011.
Its 56th floor is spectacular and offers one of the best views of Paris! Here you can watch nightfall across Paris, which is most beautiful in the twilight hours. But don’t forget your jacket as it’s windy up there!
Its free to enter the Tour Montparnasse and its shopping center, but you have to pay to access the rooftop. For more information, visit the Tour Montparnasse website.

Getting there

How to get there? The Tour Montparnasse is situated in the Necker neighborhood in the 15th arrondissement.
You can get there by metro (lines 4, 6, 12 and 13, station Montparnasse-Bienvenüe), the Montparnasse train station, and bus (lines 28, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95 and 96)
If you would like further information about the bus in Paris, don’t hesitate to read our practical guide for getting around Paris by bus.

3. The Esplanade of Sacré-Cœur (butte Montmartre)

The Sacré-Cœur basilica is a cathedral that looks out over the city of Paris. Sitting at the top of the Montmartre hill, it offers a staggering view down across Paris. You can climb the countless steps leading up the hill and enjoy the 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 buskers and enjoy sundown over the city of light.
And what would you think of living in a beautiful apartment near one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world? The dreamy charm of this neighborhood attracts people from all over the world. Don’t hesitate to check out our range of furnished rentals located in Paris’ 18th arrondissement.

Getting there

The Sacré-Cœur basilica is situated in the 18th arrondissement in the Montmartre neighborhood. It can be accessed by metro (line 12, stations Jules Joffrin, Pigalle and Abbesses, line 2 stations Pigalle and Anvers) or the Autobus, a little tourist train to take you to the top of the hill as long as you’ve booked in advance on the promotrain website.

4.The 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 Parisian architecture. Situated at the crossroads between the Champs Elysées, the Pont des Invalides, the Tuileries Garden and the Rue Saint Honoré, you simply need to spin around for one of the most beautiful views in Paris. This will be a romantic Parisian memory that you’ll never forget!
Take a seat by one of the fountains in the Place de la Concorde and watch the sunset over the Eiffel Tower.

Getting there

You can access Place de la Concorde by metro (line 1, 8 or 12, station Concorde) or by bus (lines 24, 42, 52, 72, 73 and 94)
This square is also one of our 5 must-see places in Paris!

5. In your apartment

What could be more romantic than watching a Parisian sunset in the cozy nest of your apartment? Prepare a candle-lit dinner, put on something nice and live in the moment with this glorious sight… Just find the perfect apartment with a stunning view of Paris!
Lodgis offers a selection of apartments with spectacular views of Paris.
Want more tips and tricks for a romantic time in Paris? Read our article on romantic things to do in the 4th arrondissement!