The Five Best Photo Spots in Paris

The Best Photo Spots in Paris

The Five Best Photo Spots in Paris

If you’re heading to Paris, you’re probably wanting to know where the best photo spots in Paris are located. Well, no worries because I’ve got you covered. In this post I will tell you where the five best photo spots in Paris are located.

I love Paris. The buildings, the people, the food – mostly I really loved the chocolate croissants. I even love the subway system. It’s such a beautiful city with so much to see and do, so I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of the best photo locations in Paris.

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Without further ado, here are the best photo spots in Paris


Probably the most famous place in Paris to capture amazing shots of the Eiffel Tower. All of the pictures you see on Instagram of people sitting on a ledge with the Eiffel Tower in the background where taken here. I would recommend arriving very early, around 7:30am, if you want to get shots without people everywhere. It’s also beautiful at night because you have the perfect view of the Eiffel Tower when she lights up and sparkles. She likes to be a show off, but I am not even mad about it.

Best Photo Locations in Paris


Montmartre is such an amazing and interesting little area of Paris. It’s easily accessible via the 12 line on the subway. This is the area where the popular La Maison Rose café, Le Consulat café, and the Love Wall are located. I highly recommend exploring more of Montmartre than just the Instagram famous places. We walked around for hours and stumbled upon a little square where local artists were painting and selling their artwork. There were cafes lining the square so you can grab an espresso and just people watch. The Sacre Coeur also looms above many of the buildings and it’s so stunning to see it in person.


This former royal palace is such a stunner! Located across from the Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement, you will probably mostly recognize this place as the home of Daniel Buren’s art installation which consists of different sized black and white striped columns. The art installation has been at the Palais-Royal since the 1980’s and it adds such a fun and quirky aspect to the space. Once again, arrive early if you want to snap photos of the columns with little to no one around.

Rue de l’Universite

Arguably the most gorgeous street in all of Paris. I actually stumbled upon this street by complete accident while looking for a coffee shop for my husband – because, priorities. It has the most beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower as she peeks through two buildings. The street itself is really easy to find on Google Maps and an easy walk from the Eiffel Tower.

Best Photo Locations in Paris

Rue Cremieux

This charming, cobblestone alley reminds me more of London (or even Copenhagen) than Paris with it’s colorful buildings. It’s the perfect place to snap a few pictures. Just remember, these homes have residents so be respectful. I have read that some owners are starting to put signs up because of the tourists, so don’t be an asshole. Ask permission before stepping or sitting on someone’s stairs. If you don’t want to do that then just take pictures of the alley itself.



The Best Photo Locations in Paris

What are some of your favorite photo spots in Paris? Leave a comment below and let me know. Or tweet me {@michele_aaron}.



    • Michele
      May 17, 2019 / 8:31 am

      You’re welcome! Have so much fun in Paris and please, let me know if you find any other hidden gems I need to check out during my next trip!

  1. Caroline Danon
    September 1, 2023 / 3:51 am

    There are so many places to make pictures, I have been in Paris several times. The Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, the parcs, several metro stations, the boards of the Seine, the Notre Dame.
    Tip: there are hop on/off buses, don’t use them, they are never there when you need them and are expensive.
    Buy a relatively cheap daypass for buses and metro, and hop on/off any normal bus you like. That is easy, cheap, and you will see the most surprising less touristic places.

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