10 free or cheap Rooftops to get some fresh air and enjoy the best views of Paris

By My B. Photos by My B. Posted Jun 19, 2022 12:01 PM

A free super rooftop or almost? Whether you’re looking for fresh air during a heat wave or simply looking for one of the most beautiful viewpoints to admire Paris without emptying your wallet, we’ll give you 10 tips for the best spots overlooking the capital. without breaking the bank.

Gaining height also means having fresher air. A rooftop free or almost given, that tells you? We take some height and we set off to discover the most beautiful free viewpoints or ultra affordable from the capital.

The Rooftop of Galeries Lafayettes
The roof of Galeries Lafayettes offers a breathtaking view of Paris and its monuments. From Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower, Paris is at your feet. Free and open access of the 10 a.m. and until 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. And for a drink or a snack, consider Créatues, which now offers lovely treats for breakfast or afternoon tea.

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The Rooftop of the 7th Heaven at Printemps Haussmann

We go to the 7th floor of Printemps Femme to discover the huge and large panoramic terrace of Printemps Haussmann, obviously called 7e Ciel. There is a sublime view from the Opera to the Eiffel Tower. this terrace is open free of charge during the opening hours of the department store, i.e. from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (hours may vary on public holidays). Note that a terrace with seats is now available and you can now sit down and quench your thirst thanks to the counter at your disposal.

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Pantheon Panorama
One of the most beautiful views of Paris opens up to you from the Panthéon. Indeed, from April to the end of October 2022, the famous historical monument opens its panorama with a 360° view of Paris. From the Eiffel Tower to Notre-Dame via the Montparnasse Tower and the Pompidou Center without forgetting Montmartre and La Défense, all of Paris is at your feet. It is also a view that must be earned since you will have to climb the 206 steps through a usually closed circuit, which will lead you to an already grandiose first terrace followed by the colonnade and its 360° view. The visit to the panorama takes place continuously throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the end of September and then from 4 p.m. until the end of August. It will cost you 3.50€ per person for any paid entry but is free for people under 25 and company (students, teachers…). If you benefit from free conditions, you will still have to go through Ticketing to collect a countermark.

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The Saint-Jacques Tower

What we love during the summer is the openness to the visit of the Tour Saint-Jacques. Well, obviously it’s a view that has to be earned since you will have to climb the 300 steps of the building to access the rooftop of this historic monument. This spot is accessible for guided tours from June 10 to November 13, 2022, Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will cost you from 10€ to 12€ on reservation of a slot.

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The steps and the Dome of the Sacred Heart

the Sacred Heart being on a hill, obviously, climbing it will offer you an idyllic view of Paris. Dn the forecourt of the Sacré-Coeur, we are 129 m above sea level. We admire the roofs of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. And if that’s not high enough for you, note that you can climb even higher by going to the Dome of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. If the entrance to the church remains free, it will cost you 6€ to access the famous Dome in sight impregnable.

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The Fecheray Terrace at Mont Valérien

Direction Suresnes at the gates of Paris to gain height. On the Fécheray terrace which offers a belvedere located at the foot of the Mont-Valerienwe can admire the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, Montmartre, and many other monuments Parisians. Free access and without timetables, you can go there whenever you want.

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The Belvedere Island Kiosk at the Buttes Chaumont

The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is one of the largest parks in Paris. We go to Belvedere Island to climb to the level of the kiosk called “Temple de Sibylle” located 30 meters high, which gives us a magical and free view of the capital. This spot is freely accessible to park opening hours (7 a.m. to 10 p.m., or even midnight in heat waves).

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The panoramic terrace of the Institut du Monde Arabe

The Arab World Institute offers free access to a panoramic terrace with a sublime view of Paris. A view that offers you an ideal view of the Seine and Notre-Dame de Paris. This terrace is covered every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The City of Fashion and Design

The Cité de la Mode et du Design, this unusual green building in the 13th arrondissement, offers a huge panoramic terrace offering a breathtaking view of the Seine and Paris. From Wanderlust to Café Oz, it’s also the ideal spot to sit down and have a cool drink, with your hair blowing in the wind.

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The Belvedere of the Parc de Belleville

The Parc de Belleville, this green space open to all located in the 20th arrondissement, offers one of the best panoramas to admire Paris. Here, we treat ourselves to a 180° view for free after a nice walk in the park between climbs and descents. The park opens from 8 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. in summer and from 9 a.m. on weekends.

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In short, to have the best viewpoints in Paris without necessarily paying a lot or paying at all, that’s enough to impress you. And to better locate you, consult the map below.

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10 free or cheap Rooftops to get some fresh air and enjoy the best views of Paris