Before heading to Paris last month, I compiled a list of the most instagrammable places in Paris so that I could have all of my photo spots ready. Less time planning while there, more time for taking photos!

Since we were there in the wintertime (trust me- it was absolutely freezing), we didn’t spend time at Versailles, Luxembourg, or other gardens. But even without these notable spots, the beauty in Paris makes for a ton of photo opportunities.

So here’s the list, in no particular order.

1. Eiffel Tower

(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.

2. Pont Alexandre III

This bridge offers a double view- a pretty bridge with a view of the Seine, as well as the iconic tower.

3. Les Invalides

Les Invalides is right across from Pont Alexandre III. It contains museums and monuments, all relating to military history.

4. Arc de Triomphe

My favorite shot of the Arc is actually from the top! There’s an incredible view of the city from the top.

5. Laduree

They make the most instagrammable treat- macarons! Lauderee is famous for macarons and you can find their shops throughout Paris. This one here is at the Champs Elysees.

6. Plaza Athenee

This hotel offers incredible balcony views if you are staying there!

7. 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.

8. Sacre-Coeur

This is one of my favorite spots. The Sacre Coeur has the best views of Paris in my opinion!

9. La Maison Rose

It gets even prettier when the vines are covered with greenery in the spring time!

10. Montmartre

Montmartre features a quintessential French town- so cute and quaint!

11. Moulin Rouge

Get sassy in front of the Moulin Rouge!

12. Trocadero

The Trocadero has the best views of the Eiffel Tower, hands down. You can get some incredible straight on shots of it.

13. Montparnasse

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.

14. Rue des Barres

This street has no cars on it, which makes it ideal for capturing the beauty of its shops and architecture.

15. Hotel de Ville

Check out all of the details of the Hotel de Ville, near the Notre Dame. Just gorgeous!

16. Notre Dame

Beautiful both inside and out!

17. 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!

18. Le Printemps Hausmann

The 9th floor of this department store has a wraparound balcony with pretty views of the city.

19. Palais-Royal

These black and white striped columns are too cute not to photograph!

20. Louvre

Another staple of Paris!

21. 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!

22. Place Vendome

Photos at Place Vendome become especially colorful when they feature the pretty teal sculpture in its center.

23. Chanel Cambon

You can’t forget this French fashion icon!

24. Quai de la Tournelle

This area has really pretty views of the Notre Dame.

25. Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole

This shop is especially beautiful in the spring when greenery covers its vines.

26. Rue Chanoinesse

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole is on Rue Chanoinesse, and in the spring, the rest of the street has gorgeous pops of green.

27. 22 Rue de Universite

If you want an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower, 22 Rue de Universite is the place to go.

28. Place de la Concorde

The fountains and ferris wheel make Place de la Concorde incredible photo-worthy.

29. Carousels- Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur

There are so many carousels in Paris that it’s hard to keep track of them all! This one, by the Trocodero, offers a gorgeous shot of the Eiffel Tower.

30. 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!).

What are some of your favorite spots in Paris?

For more Instagrammable Photos in Paris, check out this post by a fellow travel blogger!





    • March 28, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley! I’m so glad it was helpful! Have fun in Paris- I wish I was still there!!

  1. Diane
    August 13, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    We just came back from Paris. I was so disappointed. It was dirty. There were hardly any restrooms. The refugees have overrun the city. It was so very sad.

    • August 14, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Hi Diane! I’m so sorry that you had a disappointing Paris experience. Hopefully future travels, wherever you go, are better!

  2. August 14, 2018 / 5:42 am

    It’s been too long since I’ve been to Paris. This is such a great list and your photos are gorgeous!

    • August 14, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Aw thank you so much Olivia!! That means a lot!!

  3. October 2, 2018 / 2:35 am

    Wow Jasmine, beautiful pics and just the spots I am looking for! May I know how many days is enough to cover all these spots and any particular order so as to cover them shortest time possible? Which are the spots that are most crowded and should early to avoid the crowds? Thank you for sharing the wonderful post. Hope for your great advise.

    • October 3, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Hi Chevron!

      Thank you for the compliment! I’m glad this post is helpful!

      I actually have a full itinerary that lists out when you should visit each spot to save time! You can read it here: https://www.jasminealley.com/paris-itinerary/

      We actually didn’t get up early to get any of these shots, but Eiffel Tower shots are generally best taken early on since it’s probably the most popular attraction!

      Have so much fun in Paris!

  4. Luna
    November 21, 2018 / 2:33 am

    Thank you so much for helpful information. I am traveling to Paris in a few days, and your blog is very useful.

    • November 21, 2018 / 1:48 pm

      Hi Luna! I’m so glad this was helpful! Have so much fun!!!

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