“à couper le souffle” = Breathtaking
Want a stunning view of the Parisian skyline, while you kiss your sweetie, sans the tourists??? STOP! Don’t go to Sacre Coeur! There you have to battle with panhandlers and bad guitarists singing “No Woman No Cry” with some drunk hippies sprawled on the steps up to the Basilique.
Head over to the 20th arrondissement, and discover the parc de Belleville. The view from the top is breathtaking, especially at sunset. At the Square A. Luquet, you’ll find charming cafés with a better view than most overpriced restaurants, where you can sip a cool refreshing apéritif, and watch the city turn a smoky shade of pink with the retiring sun.