Views of Paris from L’Institut du Monde Arabe

Stop into L’Institut du Monde Arabe and make your way to the 9th floor terrace to take in one of the best views of Paris. The sweeping panoramic scene captures Cathédrale Notre Dame situated on the Île de la Cité and continues to stretch along the Seine past the Île Saint-Louis and over the rooftops of the neighboring arrondissements.

Take time to linger over a drink or tea at the 9th floor restaurant “Le Zyriab” before exploring the rest of the Institute. Opened in 1987, the Institute houses numerous permanent and temporary exhibitions involving all aspects of Arab culture. The architecture of the building blends traditional Middle Eastern elements with modern design. Most notably, the south facade of the building contains 240 aluminum and glass mashrabiya panels that open and close electronically throughout the day to adjust to the natural outdoor light.

Free entry to the terrace/Exhibition prices vary.

1 Rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, Paris