Unique Ways to See Paris
Criss-crossed at all angles by road, rail, and river, Paris is a city explorer’s dream destination—and getting around is all part of the fun. Whether by boulevard, water, or underground tunnel, here are a few ways to see the City of Light in style.
For the finest views over the French capital, there's one landmark that comes to mind: the world-famous Eiffel Tower. If you've already ticked off this must-see attraction or perhaps want a view with the Eiffel Tower in it, head to the Tour Montparnasse's observation deck. Combine your bird's-eye view with an on-the-ground tour that still has you head and shoulders above the rest with a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour.
From the Underground
From street level, Paris is a busy, bustling city, but delve below ground and you'll discover a whole different side to the capital. Tour the underground Paris Catacombs, which date back to the late 18th century when authorities began struggling with overflowing cemeteries, to get a fascinating look at Paris' history with a guide on hand to bring the story to life.
From the Water
The Seine River winds its way through the heart of Paris, and river cruises offer the unique opportunity to admire the City of Light from the water. Cruise along Paris' UNESCO–listed riverbanks and enjoy stellar views over top attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. For a romantic experience, whisk your loved one onto a dinner cruise and sip Champagne beneath the Pont Neuf.
When night falls over Paris and the evening illuminations flicker on, the city takes on a whole new look and feel. Cruise the streets by open-top bus to admire the Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe by night and perhaps finish in style with a trip to the world-famous Moulin Rouge.