In February, 2018, my husband and I finally made our journey to find the most Instagrammable places in Paris!
Like most travel influencers, I had been dying to capture its beauty on camera.
So I put together a list of photo locations that I compiled from other Instagram influencers, Pinterest lists, Google searches, and spots recommended by my Parisian friends.
I ended up with a list of 30 spots I knew would be some of the most Instagrammable places in Paris.
We had a blast exploring the city, capturing its beauty on camera, and experiencing first-hand the city of love!
As we explored, we realized Paris is the type of city that is surrounded by Instagrammable spots – almost every corner seems to be Instagram worthy in its own right.
Also, we went on this trip before I had a professional DSLR camera.
Lastly, since we were there in the winter time (trust me- it was absolutely freezing), we didn’t spend time at Versailles, Luxembourg, or other gardens.
After this trip, we decided we HAD to go back, this time with a longer/better list of places to take photos including some gardens, and a higher quality camera (which I have now) to do this city justice.
So this blog post has evolved into a compilation of the places where I’ve already taken photos and the spots I can’t wait to capture on camera.
Although you’ll see 30 or so spots I captured with my phone camera back in 2018, the subsequent items on this list are my wish-list photo spots!
I can’t wait to go back to Paris and capture all of these places on my own camera with my own style.
But stock photos, other peoples Instagram photos, and your imagination will have to do for now on the Instagram worthy places I didn’t capture on camera my first trip there.
Without further ado, here is my list of the 72 most Instagrammable places in Paris!
Table of Contents
- Map of Locations
- Eiffel Tower & Views
- Iconic Architecture & Buildings
- 9. Arc de Triomphe
- 10. Louvre
- 11. Sinking house of Montmartre
- 12. Les Invalides
- 13. Grand Palais & Petit Palais
- 14. Moulin Rouge
- 15. Palais-Royal
- 16. Musee d’Orsay
- 17. Hotel de Ville
- 18. Plaza Athenee
- 19. Chanel Cambon
- 20. Galerie Lafayette (and Rooftop)
- 21. Peninsula
- 22. Shakespeare & Company
- 23. Abbey Bookshop
- 24. Avenue Rapp
- 25. Palais Garnier
- 26. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland Paris
- 27. Dior House
- 28. Galerie Vivienne
- 29. Musée de l’Orangerie
- Instagram-Worthy Cafes
- Neighborhoods & Areas
- Squares & Gardens
- Rooftop Views
Map of Locations
Eiffel Tower & Views
1. Eiffel Tower (The Most Instagrammable Place in Paris)
Okay, I had to put this one first just because it’s the Eiffel Tower. There are so many viewing spots for the Eiffel Tower, which you can read on my post about exactly that. In it, I list seven of the best places to take photos with the Eiffel Tower!
The Trocadero has the best views of the Eiffel Tower, hands down. You can get some incredible straight on shots of it.
3. 22 Rue de Universite
If you want an incredible close up view of the Eiffel Tower, 22 Rue de Universite is the place to go.
4. Banks of the Seine
In general, this area is beautiful and has plenty of Instagram worthy spots for you to get a photo.
Although we wandered along the Seine when my husband I were last in Paris, we did not get enough photos of its natural beauty!
Next time, we will!
5. Au Canon des Invalides Brasserie (Rue Saint-Dominique)
This is another great spot to get a photo of the Eiffel Tower!
This view gives you an urban feel, looking down a long road with the tower at the end!
I can’t wait to capture it myself!
6. Avenue de Camoëns
This street features a view of the Eiffel Tower that’s definitely Insta-worthy.
Its architecture and beautiful steps also make it a great photo spot!
Remember to grab a shot here to capture its beauty the next time you’re in Paris!
7. Square Rapp
This is another view of the Eiffel Tower that I can’t believe I missed during my first trip to Paris!
I’ve seen so many beautiful Instagram photos featuring this location and I’m looking forward to getting my own photo there as soon as I can!
8. Corner of Silvestre de Sacy & Elisee Reclus
I found this additional view of the Eiffel Tower thanks to https://www.ourescapeclause.com/most-instagrammable-places-in-paris/
This view juxtaposes the view on Rue Saint-Dominique nicely in that your view is shrouded by trees and natural beauty!
Iconic Architecture & Buildings
9. Arc de Triomphe
There are multiple views you can get of the famous Arc.
It stands in the middle of a busy street intersection, so you’ve got 360 degrees around it to work with.
One thing you definitely don’t want to miss out on, though, is the view you can get from the top of the Arc!
There’s an incredible view of the city from the top.
Here’s yet another Paris staple!
Photo tip (pun intended): have fun with it!
11. Sinking house of Montmartre
This Parisian optical illusion is right next to the Sacre Coeur. When going up the stairs, you can view it on the right (and understand how it’s an optical illusion!).
12. Les Invalides
Les Invalides is right across from Pont Alexandre III. It contains museums and monuments, all relating to military history.
13. Grand Palais & Petit Palais
Unfortunately the Grand Palais was closed for renovations, so we weren’t able to go inside. But it has an incredible dome glass ceiling inside that makes for great photos!
Fortunately the outside view of the Petit Palais has absolutely stunning golden gates!
Definitely photo-worthy in my book!
14. Moulin Rouge
Get sassy in front of the Moulin Rouge!
These black and white striped columns are too cute not to photograph!
And while you’re grabbing lunch in the area, don’t miss out on all of the adorable patios!
16. Musee d’Orsay
We also ran out of time here, but there’s a gigantic clock inside that makes for a really neat photo here!
17. Hotel de Ville
Check out all of the details of the Hotel de Ville, near the Notre Dame. Just gorgeous!
Along the way, don’t forget to stop and check out the bridge view in the second photo!
18. Plaza Athenee
This hotel offers incredible balcony views if you are staying there!
(Note my Lauderee bag- I toted these macaroons all over Paris that day!!)
19. Chanel Cambon
You can’t forget this French fashion icon!
This is at Chanel 31 Cambon (marked on the map), not the Chanel 19 Cambon you’ll also get if you search this on Google Maps.
20. Galerie Lafayette (and Rooftop)
The Galerie Lafayette has both a beautiful interior as you can see from this stunning ceiling shot and a great rooftop for photos.
I love rooftop shots in Paris because you can typically see the Eifel Tower in the distance and Paris’ beautiful architecture.
Also, the interior is clearly Instagram-worthy.
A hotel with a Michelin-rated restaurant inside, Peninsula has a beautiful interior and amazing food.
It’s definitely an Instagram worthy spot in Paris.
Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy fine dining while getting a great photo for the ‘gram!
22. Shakespeare & Company
Shakespeare & Company and company is one of those places that seems like it could be in Harry Potter.
In other words, it seems like it could be one of my favorite Instagrammable places in Paris 🙂
23. Abbey Bookshop
Speaking of bookshops, Abbey Bookshop is definitely an Instagram worthy spot in Paris.
Plus, word on the (Parisian) street is you’ll probably find the owner (a proud Canadian) with his motherland’s flag waving above the store like you can see here!
24. Avenue Rapp
This street contains the photo-famous doorway depicted in these photos.
Ornate stone carvings surround the door frame which itself is architecturally interesting.
This is definitely a great place to snap a pic for the ‘gram!
25. Palais Garnier
The Palais Garnier is certainly beautiful from the outside.
But the interior features a staircase that’s to die for! Did you know that the Phantom of the Opera is based on this opera house?
I can’t wait to explore the interiors someday because Phantom of the Opera is my favorite musical!
If you’re visiting this Instgrammable spot in Paris, get photos of both the exterior and interior!
26. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland Paris
I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of Disneyland or Disney World (or amusement parks in general!).
Don’t get me wrong.
I love Disney movies.
(My name is Jasmine, after all!)
But the hustle and bustle of crowds, the long lines, and the expense are enough to deter me from going to Disney World or Disneyland.
That said, I feel like this list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of this famous Disney castle, even though it’s not exactly in Paris.
This picturesque castle is about 28 miles (44.1 km) east of Paris, but is worth the trek and entrance costs if you love Disneyland or Disneyworld!
27. Dior House
Paris is nothing if not fashionable.
And Dior Paris is the perfectly place to capture that Parisian, fashion-forward vibe on camera.
Though the stock photo doesn’t really do it justice, there are several other angles and places to capture this place’s sleek, modern architecture.
The most popular angle you’ll see on Instagram is the decked-out Dior corner around Christmastime!
You can find more photo inspiration for the Dior House on Instagram and Pinterest!
28. Galerie Vivienne
The Galerie Vivienne features one of those distinctly Parisian indoor feels as you can probably tell from the photo.
I love the hanging twinkle lights and the natural light from the windows above.
This definitely makes for one of Paris’ most Instagrammable places.
29. Musée de l’Orangerie
I don’t typically recommend museums in my lists of Instagrammable places, but Musee De L’Orangerie is an exception.
You can tell from the photo that it features unique interior architecture making it an Instagram worthy spot in Paris.
30. Pont Alexandre III
This bridge offers a double view- a pretty bridge with a view of the Seine, as well as the iconic tower.
Come here at golden hour for a truly breathtaking photo!
31. Pont de Bir-Hakeim
There are so many photo-worthy Parisian bridges, and I love how Pont de Bir-Hakeim lights up at night!
32. Le Consulat
After you’re done shooting at this iconic cafe, step inside for a meal!
Their fries and mussels are so good!!
33. La Maison Rose
It gets even prettier when the vines are covered with greenery in the spring time!
This famous macaroon shop makes some very instagrammable treats- macarons and chocolates! Don’t just stop here for the photo- be sure to pick up a few (or a dozen) macarons!
You can find their shops throughout Paris; this one here is at the Champs Elysees and actually has a tea room inside as well!
35. Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole
This shop is especially beautiful in the spring when greenery covers its vines.
And while you’re there, don’t forget to explore the rest of Rue Chanoinesse! In the spring, the rest of the street has gorgeous pops of green!
36. Odette Cafe
I love Paris’ cafe culture and apparently Odette is amazing!
Not only have I heard they have great food and drink, but they have that Oh-so-Parisian outdoor seating and a quaint atmosphere just begging to be photographed.
Add this place to your list of Instgrammable places in Paris if it’s not on it already!
This place is wonderfully Instgrammable and apparently has absolutely delicious ice cream.
Again, what more could an Instagrammer want? 🙂
This traditional tea house features amazing food and drink along with a super cute, Instagrammable interior.
Many people LOVE the Angelina, and I can’t wait to try it (and snap a fun photo there too 🙂
39. Carette Cafe
This is another pretty Parisian cafe that so many people love!
I can’t wait to try it and get another cute cafe shot for my Instagram!
40. Cafe Eugene
Cafe Eugene is another cafe that people absolutely love!
And can an list of Instagrammable places in Paris feature too many cafes?
I submit that it cannot! 🙂
41. Strada Cafe
I know, I know.
Enough with the cafes, right?
But this place is super cute!
And apparently, it has amazing food and drink!
So, yes, I can’t wait to visit this one!
In fact, I hope I can visit a different cafe every day of my next visit to Paris!
42. Pink Mamma
From beautiful staircases to glass window ceilings, this gem of a restaurant has it all!
Plus, apparently its food is delicious and service impeccable.
This is why Pink Mama is definitely on my list of Instagrammable places in Paris that I simply must visit the next time I’m there!
43. Cafe de Flore
This is yet another totally Instagram worthy spot in Paris apparently with great food and drink to boot!
Plus, this cafe has a rich history of frequenters like Camus and Picasso.
You can tell how popular this cafe still is today from the stock photo with the outdoor seating almost entirely filled up!
Definitely add this to your list of Instagrammable places in Paris!
This is one of my favorite spots in all of Paris. The Sacre Coeur has the best views of Paris in my opinion!
The second photo shows the view from the top!
45. Notre Dame
Beautiful both inside and out!
This church is absolutely stunning with fabulously high ceilings and amazing stain-glass windows.
Neighborhoods & Areas
Montmartre features a quintessential French town- so cute and quaint!
48. Quai de la Tournelle
This area has really pretty views of the Notre Dame.
49. Latin Quarter
The two things I’ve read about the Latin quarter are that it’s inexpensive to eat there, and it features several colorful buildings!
What more could an Instagrammer want?
50. Saint Germain des Pres
This is another one of those beautiful areas in Paris that’s begging for photos.
I particularly like the night shot the photographer captured in the stock photo.
Paris is beautiful at all different times of day and night.
I encourage you to try day and night shots when you’re there!
51. Rue des Barres
This street has no cars on it, which makes it ideal for capturing the beauty of its shops and architecture.
52. Rue Cremieux
Rue Cremieux is an iconic colorful street in Paris. We ran out of time, but this is definitely one of the most picturesque streets in Paris if you want a pop of color!
53. Rue du Chevalier de la Barre
Paris is one of those rare cities where even the streets can be beautiful.
Thus, I’ve included streets in my list of places to get photos next time I’m in Paris because of how Instgrammable they can be!
You can see in the stock photo I found for this one that the incredible architecture, cute shops, and cobblestone street make it a totally Instagram worthy spot in Paris.
54. Rue de l’Abreuvoir
Like I mentioned above, there are just so many streets in Paris worth photographing and Rue de l’Abreuvoir is certainly one of them!
I particularly love the ivy covered wall that the photo above captures so nicely.
55. The Champs Élysées
It’s easy to forget about the Champs Elysees on the way to the Arc de Triomphe.
However, there are many Instagrammable places along this street that you don’t want to miss!
Squares & Gardens
56. Place Vendome
Photos at Place Vendome become especially colorful when they feature the pretty teal sculpture in its center.
57. Place de la Concorde
The fountains and ferris wheel make Place de la Concorde incredible photo-worthy.
58. Luxembourg Gardens
I was so sad there wasn’t much to see at the gardens in Paris when I went in the dead of winter.
But I can’t wait to go at another time of year when I can capture the beauty of the many gardens in and around Paris.
Luxembourg Gardens definitely seem like one of the most Instgrammable places in Paris!
59. Place du Tertre
Place du Tertre is such a cool place to get a photo!
This square usually contains several artists selling their wares.
You can even get a quick drawn cartoony-style portrait from a local artist if you want!
60. Places des Vosges
This is another super famous Parisian square/park that’s absolutely stunning.
It also features a cool, open-air passage-way around the the park as shot in the photo above.
There are several great photo spots at Places des Vosges.
61. Canal Saint Martin
I guess this isn’t a square or a garden, but it seemed fitting to place the Canal Saint Martin in this category.
This canal is a great water way for photos.
I love how these photos seem to capture its sleepy/dreamy vibes.
I can’t wait to capture that same feel with my own photo the next time I’m in Paris!
62. Édouard VII Square
This square is less of a park and more of a square featuring a monument (to Edward VII).
The encircling architecture makes for a totally Instagrammable place in Paris that you don’t want to miss.
63. Jardin des Tuileries
When you see the Jardin des Tuileries, you immediately realize how obviously Instagrammable this place is.
Make sure to check it out in the spring or summer when its flowers are in bloom!
Getting a photo of the rooftops of Paris almost goes without saying.
But for those unfamiliar with the city and planning their next trip, I highly recommend capturing as many balcony and rooftop shots as you can.
Paris is beautiful from all angles, particularly from above!
64. Le Printemps Hausmann
The 9th floor of this department store has a wraparound balcony with pretty views of the city.
Here’s a shot of the Eiffel Tower from this spot:
Montparnasse is the tallest building in Paris, and for a hefty fee you can go up to the top for an epic view of Paris.
There are so many carousels in Paris that it’s hard to keep track of them all! Here are my favorite two!
66. Sacre Coeur Carousel
The Sacre-Coeur is my favorite place in Paris, and this carousel gives you a cool view of it!
67. Trocadero Carousel
This one by the Trocodero offers a gorgeous shot of the Eiffel Tower.
68. Pigalle Basketball Court
I’ll be the first to tell you I’m not much of an athlete.
But that’s never stopped me from trying to get a cute athletic shot!
And Pigalle Basketball Court is the perfect place to do just that.
It’s vivid technicolors make this one of the most Instagrammable places in Paris, for sure!
I’m definitely looking forward to getting a photo here!
The Bouquinistes are used book sellers who have set up shop along the banks of the Seine.
It’s a great place to get photo and find unique books you can’t find anywhere else.
70. A Parisian Metro Sign
The metro is such a big part of Paris because so many people use it to get around the city.
Plus, even their metro stops have signs that seem prettier than your average public transit sign in the states.
So when you’re in Paris, I recommend getting a photo of a Parisian metro sign.
You might just find yourself with an Instagram worthy shot.
71. Photo Through a Window
This is a classic photo type seen all over Instagram.
And Paris is the perfect place to capture it!
If you stay somewhere with a balcony, you’ve got to get a photo through a window to capture it.
72. Wall of Love
This beautiful wall/mural features the word love written in countless languages.
Not only is it an Instagram worthy spot, it captures the spirit of Paris as the city of love.
For these reasons, I highly recommend you add it to your list of Instagrammable places in Paris!
Phew, that’s a lot of Instagrammable places in Paris where I need to get a photo!
Do you know of other Instagram worthy spots in Paris?
If so, let me know in the comments so I can make this post the ultimate guide to Paris Instagram spots.
And if you’re heading to Paris, check out my other posts on the City of Love!
- A One Week Paris Itinerary
- The 7 Best Places to View the Eiffel Tower
- What to Wear in Paris in the Winter
- What to Do When Visiting Montmartre
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