La Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette

Les Galeries Lafayette is an upmarket French department store chain. Its flagship store is on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris: The rooftop (La Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette) is open to the public and offers a good view on Paris.

Above, dome of Les Invalides, roof of the church of La Madeleine, Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais.

Above, Cube Bar.

Above, Opéra Garnier.

Above, looking west.

Above, Coupole des Galeries Lafayette.

Above, looking south towards the Panthéon and the Paris 13 skyscrapers.

Above, another rooftop restaurant.

Above, Coupole seen from the floor of Les Galeries.


Observatoire de la Capitale

L’Observatoire de la Capitale is an observatory in Québec City. It offers a 360° view from the 31st floor of Edifice Marie-Guyart (altitude of 221m), near the Parliament of Québec. There was heavy rain when I visited so the visibility was limited but it was still interesting to see from above all the landmarks of the city.

Above, sculpture at Palais des Congrès, on the way to the Observatoire.

Above, Edifice Marie-Guyart. It is the highest building in Québec City.

Above, swimming pool at the Delta.

Above, Edifice Price and Château Frontenac in Old Québec.

Above, Parliament of Québec.

Above, Citadelle.

Above, Bassin Louise.

Above, Hôtel Le Concorde Québec.

Above, Plains of Abraham.

Above, Parc de la Reine.

Above, back on the ground.

Above, Delta on the other side of the street.

Montreal Tower (Olympic Stadium)

At 165 metres, the Montreal Tower (Tour de Montréal) is the tallest inclined tower in the world. It is incorporated into the north base of the Olympic Stadium, built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics and designed by French architect Roger Taillibert. The top floor of the tower houses an observatory with a good view on the entire Greater Montreal region and the Saint Lawrence River.

Above, in the lobby.

Above, Botanical Garden and Parc Maisonneuve.

Above, looking towards Downtown Montreal.

Above, Biodôme.

Above, Saint-Lawrence river.

Above, Ile Sainte-Hélène.

Above, skyscrapers of Downtown and Mount Royal.

Above, Saputo Stadium, home of the Montreal Impacts MLS team, and Olympic Village.

Above, on the way down.

Above, elevator.

Clock Tower

The Clock Tower (Tour de l’Horloge) is a landmark of the Old Port of Montreal. It was built as a memorial to the Canadian sailors who died in the First World War. Inside, there are stairs that lead to the top and a good view on the Saint-Lawrence river and the Old Port.

Above, bridge (Pont Jacques Cartier) on the Saint-Lawrence river.

Above, skyscrapers of Downtown Montreal.

Above, view of the Old Port.

Above, the clock.

Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie

Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie is an observation deck located on the 46th floor of the Place Ville-Marie skyscraper in Downtown Montreal. At 185m, it is the highest observatory in the city. The main deck is fully enclosed with glass but the 44th floor has an outdoor terrace.

Above, Mount Royal.

Above, Olympic Stadium.

Above, looking towards Saint-Joseph’s Oratory.

Above, looking towards le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

Above, Saint-Lawrence river.

Above, Biosphère in Parc Jean Drapeau.

Above, Place du Canada.

Above, #MtlGo exhibition on the 45th floor.

Above, outdoor terrace on the 44th floor.

Above, Mount Royal from the terrace.

Above, 1000 de La Gauchetière building and Ile des Soeurs.