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:
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.
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.
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.