Oasis d’Aboukir

The Oasis d’Aboukir is a vertical garden designed by botanist Patrick Blanc and located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.


Terrasse Panoramique du Printemps Hausmann

Le Printemps is a French chain of upmarket department stores, similar to Les Galeries Lafayette. Just like Les Galeries, its flagship store is on Boulevard Hausmann, near Opéra Garnier. The 9th floor of the building has a panoramic rooftop terrace with a good view of Paris.

Above, view to the south, with Tour Montparnasse, Eglise de la Madeleine and the Eiffel Tower.

Above, Le Printemps from below. The terrace is at the top of that building.

Above, Opéra Garnier.

Above, Tour Montparnasse.

Above, the terrace has a restaurant.

Above, towards La Madeleine.

Above, looking north towards Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre.

Above, dome of Eglise Saint-Augustin, with the skyscrapers of La Défense behind it.

Above, rue de Caumartin below.

Above, other Printemps building.

Above, inside the shop, on the way out.

Jardin des Colonnes

The Jardin des Colonnes is a park in Paris, located on Place de Séoul, near Montparnasse and the Eglise Notre-Dame du Travail. Its name comes from the surrounding housing development, designed by brutalist architect Ricardo Bofill, of Espaces d’Abraxas fame.

Above, the Columns.

Jardin Atlantique

The Jardin Atlantique is a public park located on the roof of the Gare Montparnasse railway station.

Above, stairs from the leftmost tracks of the Montparnasse station.

Above, Musée Jean Moulin.

Above, the park is surrounded by offices and housing.

Above, Tour Montparnasse.

Above, playground.

Above, in autumn.

Above, entrance on Boulevard Pasteur.

Above, community garden.


Above, in spring.

Above, Jardin Atlantique seen from the observatory of Tour Montparnasse.

Rooftop of Grande Arche de la Défense

La Grande Arche de la Défense is an office building in the business district of La Défense, west of Paris. After being closed for a few years, its rooftop was reopened to the public in 2017. It offers a good view of La Défense and the surrounding area.

Above, the Grand Arche from the ground.

Above, elevator shafts.

Above, entrance hall after getting out of the elevator.

Above, view of the skyscrapers of La Défense.

Above, Eiffel Tower.

Above, looking towards Arc de Triomphe.

Above, the glass panels are not directly at the edge of the platform.

Above, Parvis de la Défense.

Above, boardwalk to the other side of the Arche.

Above, Nanterre and the U Arena under construction.

Above, towers of bank Société Générale.

Above, the view is not quite 360˚.

Above, Areva tower.

Above, Bois de Boulogne.

Above, on the elevator on the way down.

Above, ticket booth.