Dear Paris

The Arc is by far my most favourite place to view the Eiffel Tower and most of Paris, to that extent. Houses, apartments, boutiques and boulangeries stretch out in well organised rows along symmetrical streets outwards of the Arc de Triomphe. Not only do you obtain a good leg work out (be prepared to go up 284 steps) but also sweeping views of the city, come sunrise or sunset. One ticket admission required and you're free to meander about from dusk until dawn, watch the people pass by, lovers meeting, or cars attempting to manoeuvre through traffic below.