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View Paris from 500 feet - in a balloon
The "Ballon air de Paris" is a massive helium filled balloon, with a basket capable of lifting 30 people at a time.
Unfortunately, it isn't the kind of balloon that will take you on a tour around the city, it is anchored to the ground by an array of winches and cables. Still, at 150 meters you'll be up high enough to get a really nice view - and be able to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower from a different angle.
The Ballon air de Paris is located in the Parc André Citroën (of the famous Citroën cars), about a mile downriver from the Eiffel Tower. The walk is of course lovely, but you can also reach the Parc with RER line C to the Javel station.
Admission is 12€ for adults (10€ during the week). Tickets for children are between 6€ and 10€ depending on their age.