Simply put, 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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Paris Must Haves
Trocadero. 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.
Palais-Royal. 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.
Rue Cremieux. This charming, cobblestone alley reminds me more of London (or even Copenhagen) than Paris with it’s colorful buildings and 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, and if you don’t want to do that then just take pictures of the alley itself.
What are some of your favorite photo spots in Paris? Leave a comment and let me know.