Paris, also known as the city of love or the city of light and is one of the most beautiful, charismatic, and photogenic cities in the world. It’s a dream place for photographers as every corner, alley, or stairway is worth millions of captures. This is why we are sharing with you the best photo spots in Paris, so keep scrolling down for our photos!
Arc de Triomphe
The is the second most famous landmark in Paris. The Arch of Triumph stands at the end of Avenue des Champs-Elysee, and is in the middle of a round-about where 12 avenues meet. There are so many angles to capture this building and the most famous has got to be the one in the middle of the road. In addition, there is a pedestrian way through the middle of the road marked with paint leading to the Arch – the angle is beautiful, but it can be dangerous considering the crazy drivers, or the crazy tourists!
Station: Charles de Gaulle–Étoile (M1, M6, M9, RER A)
The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of the Parisian city. Every year, millions of visitors walk around to take a selfie next to the “Iron Lady”. The best and most famous photo spots to capture the Eiffel Tower are from Trocadero, but if you walk down the stairs and wander around Paris’ tallest monument, you will find some other amazing perspectives.
Station: Trocadero (M6, M9), Bir-Hakeim (M6).
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame Cathedral was built during the Middle Ages and is one of the most interesting examples of French-Gothic architecture. In fact, the inside is definitely worth the visit too (once restoration is complete), but if you want to try and avoid the long queue, make sure to arrive before 10am.
The admission is free, but the access to the tower cost €8.50 and to the crypt €6.
Station: Saint-Michel Notre Dame (M4, RER B)
Due to the fire in 2019, the access inside is not possible at the moment and there are restoration works taking place. You can still photograph this beautiful building from outside and find some nice perspectives along the banks of the Seine River.
Pont de Bir-Hakeim
Another beautiful spot to capture the Eiffel Tower is by the Bir-Hakeim Bridge that crosses over the Seine River.
Station: Bir-Hakeim (M6)
Musée National Gustave Moreau
The Musée national Gustave Moreau is an art museum dedicated to the works of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau. It is located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. The staircase here is the iconic photo spot that you don’t want to miss!
Station : Trinite – d’Estienne d’Orves (M12), Pigalle (M2, M12)
Pont Alexandre III
Alexander III Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world and a spectacular photo location in Paris. Clearly, the design and architecture is simply beautiful! It also has an amazing backdrop with the Eiffel Tower in the distance and a perfect spot to catch the sunset.
Station : Invalides (M8, M13, RER C), Champs-Elysees-Clemanceau (M1)
Both inside and out, Musee du Louvre is incredibly stunning and is definitely one of the best photo spots in Paris. However, this does mean it is the most popular museum in the city too, as it is also home to the Mona Lisa. The pyramids outside the museum are the best photo spot for your shots, especially when they light up at night – it really makes the place feel like a fairy-tale!
Station : Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (M1, M6)
Colonnes de Buren
This art installation is located just a few minutes walking distance from Musee du Louvre and consists of different sized black and white columns. This place is also known as “Les Deux Plateaux”.
Station : Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (M1, M6)
Musée d’Orsay is the second most popular museum in Paris, and the building itself is a masterpiece. Formerly, it used to be Orsay railway station. Up to one point, the building, no longer used as a railway station, was scheduled for demolition when the idea of using it to display collections of art from the period of 1848 to 1914 was suggested. Subsequently, in December of 1986, the museum was opened to the public.
Station : Solferino (M12), Musee d’Orsay (RER C)
Montmartre: Moulin Rouge, Consulat, Maison Rose, Sacre Coeur
Montmartre can probably be defined as the most photogenic neighborhood of Paris. Proof of this is the fact that there are so many spots to photograph and all of them are only walking distance from each other. Moreover, Montmartre has been both home and muse to countless influential creatives over the years, including Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso.
Station : Abbesses (M12), Blanche (M2), Chateau Rouge (M4)
Palace of Versailles
Last but not least… You need to dedicate a full day to visit this place.
The only downside? It is located about 20km southwest of the centre of Paris. Upside? The palace is open all year round and we really suggest you to visit during the summer. In fact, it has huge gardens and parks and is a great place to relax or go jogging in the sun. It’s also a pet-friendly park which is another upside!
– Access to the Palace and the estate of Trianon is free for visitors under 18 (or under 26 residing in the EU).
– You can buy your ticket on site but we recommend you to buy it online to avoid waiting at the ticket office.
– To avoid long waiting times at the audio-guide desk, download now the free mobile app with all audio-guides and information about your visit.
Station : Versailles Château Rive Gauche (RER C), Versailles Chantiers, Versailles Rive Droite (transilien L), Bus 171 of the RATP system runs between Pont de Sèvres and the Palace of Versailles.