The Bold Soul is much more on-the-ball, as it were, than I am, and recently pointed me to a pretty cool website where you can see the view from live webcams in Paris.
Next time I pass the one on the Mairie du XIII-ième in the Place d'Italie, I promise I'll wave.
**Someone recently pointed out that this link is no longer working. I'm going to leave it for a bit, and check back. Hopefully it will sort itself out. :)