4 free great panoramic views of Paris

If you are short of time for large lines, check out our favorite places to photograph Paris’ skyline that will cost no time in lines -and not even a dime-. The best, with your tripod and a panoramic rotator head, you will get those photos you’ve always dreamed about taking.

View from Montmartre


Use your visit to the Sacré Cœur basilica to let yourself being amazed by the city that raises. The sun will be your ally or your enemy as you will be facing always south. Try choosing sunrise or sunset and take the time to visit the whole neighborhood and you will get 360º degrees of Paris.

Belleville park

From this not very known park you can get a wonderful panoramic photo of Paris. Out of regular touristic circuits, discover its sinuous green paths and use them for your compositions.

Buttes Chaumont Belverdere

This English style park is a small paradise in the northeast of the city, in the 19th district. In the middle of it there’s an island crowned by the Sybile Temple, a belvedere from where you will get an amazing view of the Sacré Cœur basilica and a 360º panoramic of Paris.

View from Galerie Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette roof floor

In the last floor of this Grand Magasin you will find a great terrace with an even better view. In the foreground you will get all the Haussmann buildings, and in the background, the Eiffel tower. Also, you can get a little sight of the Sacré Cœur basilica.

And if you wish to continue photographing Paris from above, check our post about the best panoramic views of Paris.

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