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Paris Skyline

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Paris Skyline

Why It’s Amazing: Napoleon is credited for transforming the City of Light during the Second Empire, but it was engineer Gustave Eiffel who helped define the cityscape with a colossal iron lattice tower, which has become a symbol of romance that can be seen sparkling from even the remotest corners of Paris’s 20th Arrondissement.

Secret Viewing Spot: From our list of the World’s Hottest Rooftop Restaurants, try Restaurant Les Ombres atop Le Musée du Quai Branly. Once the sun goes down, sit back in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower while nibbling on creative sweat breads and sipping a glass of French wine.

When to Go: Winter. Yes, it’s chilly, but the twinkling lights and cold Seine breeze create a tableau that is pure Paris.

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