The Most Instagrammable Spots in Paris.
Paris is well known for being one the most romantic cities in the world, but it’s also an absolute dream for photographers, because every where you turn is picturesque. One of our favorite parts of traveling is capturing the beauty of where we’re visiting on film, so no matter where we go, we’re always looking for the best photo spots. Paris is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, and the Eiffel Tower is such an iconic monument that any photo with it in it is automatically Instagrammable. Here’s our list of the eight best photo spots in Paris:
Trocadéro: While sitting on the wall above the stairs down from Trocadéro is one of the most famous Instagram shots, a less popular but equally stunning shot can be found just a few minutes down the way. If you keep walking down the steps, past the lawn, and cross the street just a little closer to the river but before you cross the bridge, then head to the right, you’ll find a beautiful sidewalk with the most epic views of the Eiffel Tower. Find an open spot in the trees where you have a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower in the background. (75016 Avenue de New York)
Bir Hakeim: Get off at the Bir Hakeim metro stop and walk along the river for some of the most beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower. Cross the street at Brasserie de la Tour de Eiffel or Rue de l’Université for a cool “street-style” shot with the Eiffel Tower peeking out from behind the iconic Parisian buildings. (Brasserie de la Tour de Eiffel)
Pont d’lena Bridge to the Eiffel Tower: If you get there really early in the morning, you can grab a photo on the bridge over the Seine. (If you choose to take this picture, be VERY careful and do it at your own risk, because cars do drive across the bridge and traffic gets pretty busy pretty quickly.) You can always snap a photo from the sidewalk if it’s too busy. It’s fun to get right below the Eiffel Tower and try to capture it from that angle too as it creates a unique perspective. (Pont d’léna)
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Arc de Triomphe: The top of Arc de Triomphe is my absolute favorite view in Paris. You get a beautiful 360-degree view of the city, and you can look right down Champs-Élysées. I personally like it better than the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, because you can actually see the Eiffel Tower. (You should definitely still go up the Eiffel Tower though, because it’s an incredible feeling and view.) The photo from the top of Arc de Triomphe with the Eiffel Tower standing over the city is one of my favorite shots to take whenever we’re in Paris. Another iconic photo is taken from the bottom of the Arc de Triomphe when you’re crossing the street, so you have the magnificent arch in the background of your picture. (Arc de Triomphe)
Carousel: The Carousel at the bottom of Trocadero is probably one of the most photographed carousel’s in the world. It lights up at night and if you can catch the Eiffel Tower sparkling in your photo too, it’ll definitely be worth a thousand words. (Carousel)
Musée de l’Orangerie: Part of what I love so much about Paris is its rich art history. You can’t go to Paris without visiting the most famous museum in the world, The Louvre. However, because it’s the most famous, it’s also the most crowded, which makes it pretty hard to get the perfect Instagram shot. After you’ve visited the Louvre, head on over to Musée de l’Orangerie. It’s much smaller and less crowded and Monet’s water lilies will add the most beautiful accent to your photo. Go as soon as it opens so you can get a good shot and then sit and enjoy it while there aren’t as many people around. (Musée de l’Orangerie)
Le Palais Royal: Formerly a royal palace, the striped columns in the courtyard of Le Palais Royal make for a fun and uniquely Parisian photo spot. You may not be able to see the Eiffel Tower from there, but it’s a beautiful courtyard and you can have a lot of fun experimenting with different angles and poses. (Le Palais Royal)
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Rue Crémieux: This darling little residential street is an Instagram dream and probably the most truly “Instagrammable” spot in Paris. Rue Crémieux is an entire street full of pastel colored houses. No cars are allowed on the cobblestone street, which makes it a lot easier (and safer) to take pictures there. Be respectful as people do live in these houses and a lot of the homes have signs hanging in their windows asking you not to take photos or videos in front of them. (Rue Crémieux)
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