Drinking in the View of Notre Dame on La Seine Riverbank
The best point from which to view Notre Dame might actually be across the river. On the Island of Saint-Louis, there's an embankment off Quai d'Orleans where I love to hang out with the locals, maybe enjoy a bottle of wine, and watch the sun set behind the cathedral.
Paris was born on this river, and life continues to thrive here with gaggles of Parisians lounging and enjoying the view in deep conversation, playful talk, enjoying serious wine and cheese, or kissing!
This is a must: pick a spot facing west and look around. Learn a lesson! Just enjoy the view and unwind.
The Seine's mystery and joy doesn't stop at the riverbank: walk across one of the bridges and see what you can find!