Yes it’s a shopping mall (and a beautiful one at that, especially around the Christmas holiday) but what it also has is a rooftop spanning the perimeter of the city. And the best part? It’s free! Take the escalators all the way to the top where you will need to climb just a few stairs and voila, the city of Paris is before you.
When you are looking out on the rooftop, walk all the way over to the left hand side of and turn around. Do you see it? That beautiful white church sitting high on Montmartre? That’s our next destination! You can either walk the 25 minutes up to Montmartre or hop on Metro line 12 at Trinité - d'Estienne d’Orves and take it to Abbesses.
Abbesses is one of the most famous, and artistic metro stops in Paris. Why? Well it’s 118ft below ground for starters! Don’t worry, there is an elevator, but if you decide to take the 200 steps to the top, you will have beautiful murals taking you through the village of Montmartre to the very top.
PS. You can also visit the Terrace du Printemps for a similiar jaw dropping view.