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Best Places to View the Parisian Sunset

By Madeleine Munford

Paris is known as the “City of Love” because of how romantic and magical its scenery can be. The sunsets here can be truly inspiring and an incredible end to every beautiful evening you share with your family and with local Parisians in the city.

Here is a guide to the best locations to take in the sunset in Paris:

  1. The Banks of the Seine

Here, by Île Saint-Louis, you can take a seat with a little picnic and eat with your family while enjoying the sun set over the Notre Dame as boats leisurely pass by.

  1. The Steps of the Sacré-Coeur

Here, you can take in a view of Paris in its entirety while the sun is setting. What better place to spend the evening afterwards? With the opportunity to then wander the lively backstreets of Montmartre with the cafés, restaurants, art, and music.

  1. The Rooftop at Galeries Lafayette

Here, you can go straight to the top and take in a free view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower in full focus, along with the Sacré-Coeur, and more. Afterwards, you have the freedom to explore the area for further shopping and restaurants once the gorgeous sunset has ended.

  1. Jardin du Luxembourg

Here, you can stroll through the gardens or sit by the fountain and observe the sun set amongst the flowers and the royal scene of the palace.

  1. Canal St. Martin

Here, you can sit by the water, cafés, or walk along past the French locals as they picnic in order to view the sunset. The night-life in this area is great, so it’s a prime destination for takin gin the calm sunset and then celebrating a new day passed.