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Almost every single corner holds a new photo opportunity. That’s just how beautiful Paris is…

From grand boulevards to quiet bars to golden gilded domes, here are the top 10 iconic photo locations in Paris:

1. Montmartre

The Sacré Coeur, the sinking house, the Moulin Rouge, the panoramic view over the city: there are countless photo opportunities in Paris’ trendiest district.


2. Pont Alexandre iii

There are few Parisian locations more iconic than Pont Alexandre iii. Overlooking Les Invalides, the tour Eiffel and the Seine simultaneously, this bridge is supposedly one of the most beautiful bridges in the World (and it looks even better under candy pink skies)…


3. The Arc de Triomphe

There is nothing quite like ascending the spiral staircases of the Arc de Triomphe when the sun is beginning to dip down, low in the sky. Suddenly, you emerge into the light, onto the open terrace of the Arc de Triomphe roof. With 360 degree panoramic views, you shouldn’t be surprised that this has absolutely got to be my all-time favourite view over Paris.


4. Carousels of Paris

From Hôtel de Ville to the Trocadéro plains to just below the Tour Eiffel, there are carousels aplenty to be found in Paris. The candy colours paired with blue skies make for the perfect photo! Here’s your complete guide to finding carousels in Paris.


5. Notre Dame

Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) was so badly damaged during the French revolution that it was almost demolished in the 19th Century. However, luckily for us photo lovers, Victor Hugo’s novel, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ reignited public love for the cathedral and it was saved and restored by Viollet-le-Duc (who also restored Carcassonne) in 1845.


6. The Louvre

Who hasn’t heard of the iconic triangle that dominates the central Louvre courtyard? And the fact that it often rains in Paris means that puddlegram opportunities are a plenty!


7. The clock at Musée D’Orsay

Situated in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the Musée d’Orsay is situated in a former railway station, Gare d’Orsay. Home to Starry Nights and an impressive collection of Rodin bronzes, it is also the site of an impressive clock that doubles up as a window and offers views over Paris all the way over to Sacré-Coeur.


8. Trocadéro

If there’s one thing you do in Paris, make it watching the sunrise over the Eiffel Tower.

The most amazing location to watch sunrise from is, without a doubt, Jardins du Trocadéro. Located in the 16e arrondissement, the Jardins du Trocadéro lies across from the Eiffel Tower, on the other side of the Seine. Central to the garden’s layout is the Fountain of Warsaw, otherwise known as the Water Mirror. From here, the sun rises above the horizon before shining through the lower levels of the Eiffel Tower and reflecting on the water.

Like magic.


9. Place des Vosges

Situated in the very heart of le Marais (literally the marsh), Place des Vosges. The photogenic red bricked buildings, built in the early 1600s, were once home to many a Famous Frenchman, including Cardinal Richelieu and Victor Hugo.


10. Rue Cremieux

Of all the iconic photo locations in Paris listed here, Rue Cremieux is probably the most obscure. It may also be one of the prettiest places on the list! The candy coloured houses that line rue Cremieux look good come rain or shine. Situated in the 12e arrondissement, La Rue Crémieux lies close to Gare de Lyon. Opened in 1865, the road was renamed ‘Crémieux’ in 1897 in honour of Gaston Crémieux.


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    27th September 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Lovely pictures! Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world..mainly because it feels like impossible to take an ugly picture. Everything is just sooo epic!

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    6th September 2016 at 4:35 pm

    very very nice!!! I love the locations

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    Hide In My Suitcase
    17th July 2016 at 11:05 am

    I’m still not convinced if Rue Cremieux is worth its hype, but there’s only one way to find out I guess!
    I’ll be investigating the neighbourhood personally next time in Paris!

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    13th July 2016 at 7:06 am

    A beautiful blog and a beautiful collection. I’m now following you on instagram as well! I just love your pictures 🙂

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    4th March 2016 at 4:07 am

    Beautiful photo! I hope to go back there.

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    23rd February 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Your photos are absolutely INCREDIBLE. So, so stunning. I can’t wait to go back to Paris in June to shoot some of these photographs. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    23rd February 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Oh I really love your pictures. I absolutely want to visit Paris. This city is so beautiful on pictures. I really want to see this in reality 🙂


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    Hung Thai
    23rd February 2016 at 5:29 am

    Awesome pictures and great list. And you’re right, I’ve seen these pictures over and over again. Now I don’t even have to go there! Just kidding 😉

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    22nd February 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I love those pictures! They really make me wanna go back to Paris asap 😉 xx, Carmen –

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    22nd February 2016 at 10:17 am

    Good tips! The next time I will spend more time in Montmartre and I am very curious about Rue Cremieux!

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