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.
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.
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!
Montmartre features a quintessential French town- so cute and quaint!
11. Moulin Rouge
Get sassy in front of the Moulin Rouge!
The Trocadero has the best views of the Eiffel Tower, hands down. You can get some incredible straight on shots of it.
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.
These black and white striped columns are too cute not to photograph!
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!