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1. Posted by judymandel (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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?
Thanks!
Judy

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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

mim

3. Posted by alainwee (Full Member 57 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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.

Al

4. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Amelie is boring...

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

6. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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!

Cheers,
Katie ;)