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1. Posted by judymandel (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

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I am visiting Paris the 3rd week in May and want to get a good photo of the Eiffel Tower at sunset. Any clues as to a good location in the city to do that?

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

What about from the top of Monmatre ( church on a hill in English ;) ), Also a lovely place (in the meandering back alleys behind) to see street artists and have a nice supper!

One of my favourite places in the world...

have a great time


3. Posted by alainwee (Full Member 57 posts) 12y

Couldn't agree more with Mim. Montmartre is a great place. However, if you want a bigger Eiffel, just walk across the river to Trocadero. Just less than 10 minutes walk.


4. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

p.s watch Amelie, it's a beautiful film and you'll see what I mean about Monmatre

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 12y

Amelie is boring...

Photos from Montmartre with a zoom lens would be the go.

6. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

It depends what look you're going for. If you want a great shot of the city that includes both the Eifeel Tower and Montmatre/Sacre Coeur (I got one with a panoramic camera, but I'm sure you can with a regular one too), go to the top of the Montparnesse tower (right by the Montparnesse train station). You have to pay a little to catch the elevator to the top, but to get a picture of the city with two of it's greatest sites in it is worth it.

And I agree with everyone else when saying to go up to Montmatre, it's such a beautiful place! Other fun shots of the tower....go on one of the closer bridges and take a scenic shot , perhaps with the Palais de Chaillot in it or the Parc Champ de Mars. You can also go directly underneath it and take a shot looking up. Thats one of my favorite shots of the trip!

Katie ;)