There are those who consider themselves sunset hunters. It is in these brief moments of the day when the sky turns orange, yellow and red, transforming the landscape into an amazing palette of colors. If you're planning to travel to France or Spain in the near future, we'll talk to you about the corners from where you can see some of the most special sunsets. Our high-speed trains from Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation represent the magic formula for you to arrive in time to admire the best sunsets in France and Spain.
Whether you're in Paris, Barcelona, in a small village in Provence or on one of the magnificent beaches of the Costa Brava, it's a good idea to find out which are the best places to watch the sunset. Take note of all of them and, above all, make sure your camera's battery is well charged.
The Trocadero esplanade in Paris
Paris is a beautiful city both by day and by night, both on a sunny and rainy day. However, it is in the evening when the explosion of colors that forms in the sky contributes to make the city even more beautiful. One of the key places to enjoy the sunset is in the esplanade of the Trocadero. Not only does this provide one of the sharpest images of the Eiffel Tower, but it is also a wonder to see it at sunset. The modern Montparnasse Tower is another of Paris' par excellence viewpoints and offers magical views at this time of day.
A sunset on the Costa Brava
The last lights are reflected in the Mediterranean Sea
There's nothing like an evening on the beach to enjoy the sunset... Whether you travel alone, with a partner, family or friends, the seaside is the ideal setting to enjoy the evening. La Gola del Ter is an exceptional place because on full moon nights, you can see the sun hiding in the mountains while the moon appears on the sea and the Medes islands... Portitxol beach is an equally ideal place to see the moon appear and the sun disappear simultaneously...
To feel alone in the world during this special time of day, you can also choose to go to a creek. Boadella cove in Lloret de Mar, Cap Roig cove in Ampolla, or Estreta cove in Palamos are some of the best places to enjoy the show and even take a midnight swim while admiring the starry sky.
The Daurade quay in Toulouse
The last lights of the day reflected in the river make it a magical place
It is a joy to see how the sky of the pink city contributes to consolidate this denomination. In Toulouse there are several corners from where to observe the sunset. One of the most idyllic is at the Daurade pier. This one, undoubtedly, throws one of the most enchanting panoramic views of the New Bridge over the river Garonne.
The nightfall in Barcelona
The Catalan capital is full of perfect places to enjoy a sunset. One of them is the National Museum of Art of Catalonia. If this famous place welcomes art lovers all day long, it also welcomes them on its steps at nightfall. Indeed, the four columns of Puig i Cadafalch, the Venetian towers, the Spanish square, and further afield, looking up at the Tibidabo, are the actors of this daily spectacle.
Another option is to climb up to Montjuic where several lookouts will allow you to admire the show. A good option may also be to have a picnic on site.
The Carmel Bunkers will also allow you to enjoy not only the sunset, but also an exceptional view of the city of Barcelona. The ideal is to go there when it is still daylight to differentiate between the different districts and monuments on the exceptional panorama of the city.
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière in Lyon
If you feel like contemplating the immensity of Lyon at dusk, there is nothing better than going to the Basilica of Fourvière. Located at the top of the hill of the same name, it is not only the most representative monument of the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, but also offers the most splendid views at sunset.
Sunset in Madrid
A place of peace and tranquility, ideal to enjoy a sunset
The most classic proposal is to enjoy the sunset at Debod's Temple. This monument, which is the oldest in the capital, is the ideal place to disconnect, land and enjoy a moment of great beauty after a day of movement.
The Retiro Park, considered the city's green lung, is also a good option for enjoying the sunset in the Spanish capital. You will find peace, serenity and a little bit of freshness at nightfall.
For a completely different experience that will allow you to enjoy the sunset over the city of Madrid from the sky, choose to go to the Moncloa lighthouse. The entrance fee is 3 € but the experience is interesting!
The lavender fields of Valensole in Provence
Enjoy the different shades that the lavender fields acquire at dusk
Just over an hour's drive from Avignon is a dreamlike landscape. The emblematic lavender fields of the village of Valensole are shown in all their splendor at dusk. Infinite purple rows contrast with the orange sky forming a picture you cannot miss.
Our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains take you to these and many other destinations between France and Spain at full speed. Pack your bags!