19 Photos of Paris Proving There Is No Bad Angle in the 'City of Light'

If you weren't already craving a Parisian getaway, that's all about to change. The City of Light is the main stage of beloved screenplays for a reason. France's capital is more than 2,000 years old and you can feel every bit of that history while walking down its cobblestone alleyways and admiring the fossils that are Paris's cathedrals. The Eiffel Tower may be the premier photo op for tourists and locals alike, but nothing beats a walk along the River Seine. More than 33 million people visit Paris every year, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world. Paris is home to more than 9,000 open terraces—bars, cafes, or restaurants—which is reason enough to invest in an impromptu plane ticket. Sunsets and sunrises don't get more romantic than from the top of the Eiffel Tower, city crowds don't get any more chic, cafe food doesn't get any more delicious. Ahead: 19 photos proving that there is a little slice of metropolitan heaven on Earth. Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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Sunrise at the Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe Paris
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Parisian Cafe in the Morning

Paris Cafe
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Notre Dame de Paris and the Seine River

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Montmarte District

Montmarte District Paris
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Sunset at Tour Montparnasse

Tour Montparnasse
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Sunset from the Seine River

Seine River
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The Eiffel Tower from the Seine River

Eiffel Tower
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Notre Dame de Paris at Dusk

Notre Dame
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Paris Cafe at Night

Paris Cafe
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Garnier Opera House and the Sacre Coeur Basilica

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The Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum
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Montmartre Church

Montmartre Church
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Fireworks at Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame
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Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf Paris
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Sunset Over Paris

Paris Sunset
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Paris from the Rooftops

Paris rooftops and Eiffel Tower
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Taxi Sign

Taxi Sign in Paris
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Hot-Air Balloons at the Eiffel Tower

Hit-Air Balloons Eiffel Tower
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The View from the Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe Paris
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