More views of the Eiffel Tower

Here are some more photos of the Eiffel Tower that I have taken from various vantage points over the past few years. The first is from the right bank of the Seine, downstream from the tower, with the double-decker Bir-Hakeim Bridge crossing over to the Île aux Cygnes (Island of the Swans). The upper deck of the bridge is for line 6 of the Paris Métro, while the lower deck is for motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

Avenue Marceau and Avenue d’Iéna

Looking south from the roof of the Arch of Triumph, Avenue Marceau points directly towards the Montparnasse Tower, while Avenue Iéna points not so directly to the Eiffel Tower. This is one of the photos from my post The Triumph of Cars over People.

Paris from 210 meters

From the top of the 210-meter Montparnasse Tower, the Eiffel Tower appears at the end of the park Champs de Mars. In the background, off in the distance, is the 20th century business district La Défense.

Montparnasse Tower from you-know-where

Back in 2006, when I took this photo, the base of the Eiffel Tower was not yet fenced in, as it is now. The fences were added later as part of an ongoing program to prevent terrorist attacks.

View from the second floor of Palais Chaillot

Here we have the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower from an unusual angle, namely from the second floor of the Paris Wing of the Palais de Chaillot. The trees on the left belong to the Trocadéro Gardens.

View from the ground floor of Palais de Chaillot

This photo (also from my Trocadéro post) shows the Eiffel Tower and the back of the statue Apollon Musagète by Henri Bouchard (1875-1960), as seen from the café of the Architecture Museum on the ground floor of the Paris Wing of Palais Chaillot.

Apollon Musagète by Henri Bouchard

Here is the back of the same statue, which now seems to be towering over the Eiffel Tower because of the angle I have chosen.

Rue Soufflot and the Eiffel Tower from the Panthéon

From the front porch of the Panthéon, looking down Rue Soufflot, we can see the Eiffel Tower in the distance. This photo (above) is from my post Mitterrand and the Panthéon.

Pomone by Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)

This is one of the eighteen Maillol sculptures that are on permanent display at the east end of the Tuileries Garden, near the Place du Carrousel and between two wings of the Louvre Museum. The Eiffel Tower is visible in the distance over her left shoulder and the Orsay Museum off to her right.

Exploring Passy

When riding around Paris on the Vélib’ bikes, I am always pleased when the Eiffel Tower pops up unexpectedly at the end of a street. This photo (above) is from my post Exploring Passy.

Rue Monttessuy

This one is from Rue Monttessuy, a street which as far as I know has no particular claim to fame other than a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Le Recrutement

Rue Sainte-Dominique is in the same neighborhood, and has similar real estate prices.

Eiffel Tower from the boat

The Eiffel Tower is of course also visible from the tourist boats that cruise up and down the Seine, though you might have to crane your neck a bit to see the top. Typically, these boats go downstream past the tower, then turn around (there are signs indicating where and how this is allowed, and where it is not) and go back upstream.

Paris from a tethered balloon

Finally, here’s a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower from the passenger basket of the world’s largest tethered balloon, which rises and falls all day long — weather permitting — from its winch and tether in the Parc André Citroën near the southwest corner of Paris.

My photos in this post are from 2006, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
I wrote the text in 2022.

See also: ET-free? Seriously? and Tower of 300 Meters.

21 thoughts on “More views of the Eiffel Tower”

  1. Great variety of angles on the tower. I particularly like the one from the back of the Apollon Musagète statue 🙂 Would you recommend the tethered balloon ride? I’m slightly scathing of the fact that it IS tethered and doesn’t go anywhere, but that’s probably not a reasonable view!!

    1. I personally enjoyed the ten-minute ride under the tethered balloon (especially since I rode my bike out to Le Bourget the next day and saw a detailed exhibit on the history of manned balloon flight in the 18th and 19th centuries), but I suspect you would be underwhelmed since you have been on longer non-tethered balloon flights in Namibia and Morocco.

  2. it’s been a while since I travelled and it looks like it will be a while still, so as the old Bob Hope theme song goes, “Thanks for the memories.”
    Personally, I find that the Eiffel Tower looks better from a distance. Up close, it’s just metal, but from afar it’s a vision 🙂

  3. I have enjoyed your recent posts about the Eiffel Tower. For years, I refused to go up the Tower, for a whole bunch of reasons. One of the main ones being that I couldn’t be bothered to queue when there was so much else to experience in Paris! However, when we took our sons to the city, for the first time, they were so eager to go up the ET that I finally agreed, as long as we went up at night. I must admit I did enjoy the visit but I don’t imagine it’s one I’ll repeat!

  4. Yes! The Eiffel Tower is widely-photographed. There’s never a bad angle to take of it! I take photos of it every time I go to Paris, and it’s one of those monuments that you never really get tired of photographing!

  5. Fun photos. We were there when they were building the wall around the base of the Eiffel Tower. It’s the first time we haven’t walked underneath it. We were there once when a fellow jumped off of it too. That was not pleasant. Oddly, we have never gone up in the tower. I’m not fond of heights and the view from the top obviously doesn’t have the tower in it.

    1. As I mentioned in one of the other posts, I went up the tower on Wednesday, October 26, 1966, and am open to going up again sometime, as long as I don’t have to wait in line too long.

    1. I just paid my twelve Euros (now fifteen) and waited for the balloon to come back down. Luckily it was not a busy day; sometimes people have to wait longer.

  6. When I was in Paris I saw the EiffelTower between some houses. First I did not know what was. I do not like the tower. Sorry,

I appreciate your feedback!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.