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Best Photo Spots in Paris

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)

Eiffel Tower

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)

Louvre Museum

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

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.

So as you can probably guess by now, this city never sleeps! In addition to the wonderful places we have listed above, do not forget to check out the following photogenic locations too:

Rue Cremieux

Galerie Vivienne

Passage des Panoramas

Passage du Grand-Cerf

Palais Garnier

Pigalle Duperré

We hope you enjoyed our best photo spots in Paris and hope we gave you a little inspiration to get out there and start snapping some new memories!


  • Lee

    These are some beautiful pictures. I love all three pictures of Arc de Triophe. It is beautiful on its own but the red dress in the first picture is a real highlight and that 3rd picture is very unique on its own. I really enjoyed the picture of the Musee National Gustave Moreau. The picture and of the staircase and your model’s dress fit every wel together. The pictures are great. It’s time to get out the camera


      Yes the Arc de Triomphe photos are  our favourite too, these guys smashed it! Glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂

  • Alex

    Hello.First i like you guys working to together looks great for you.I like travelling a lot and in near future i would like to visit Eiffel Tower.Your post is captivating brief and well detained concerning wonderful places that people can visit.Use of the picture covers the content well.Best wishes continue with the good work.


      Thanks Alex, glad you found the post useful 🙂 you definitely have to visit the Eiffel Tower one day, it cannot be missed!

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