Top 5 favourite photo spots in Paris, France

I LOVE taking photos when I travel and I do a lot of research beforehand about the best photo spots in the city I will be visiting.

So I thought it would be a good idea for me to share my favourite photo spots in each city on my blog. I am not a professional photographer or anything… I just like taking photos as a hobby:)

The top 5 photo spots in each city are my personal favourites – they might be one of those clichéd tourist photo spots or a hidden photo spot I discovered during my travels.

To start off this new series, “Top 5 photo spots,” I will share my Top 5 photo spots in my favourite city, Paris!

1. Avenue de Camoens

  • Why this photo spot?
    • If you are looking for a photo spot with the Eiffel tower in the backdrop without hundreds of tourists, this is the street to go!
  • How to get there:
    • Take the metro M-6 to Trocadéro station
    • Exit and continue on the roundabout until you get to Rue Benjamin Franklin
    • Turn left onto Avenue de Camoens (it’s about a 7 min walk from Trocadéro station)
  • When to go: During the day


2. Palais de Chaillot

  • Why this photo spot?
    • This is probably one of the most clichéd tourist photo spots in Paris. But I still love it as you can get the perfect view of the Eiffel Tower from here.
  • How to get there:
    • Take the metro M-6 to Trocadéro station
    • Exit  to the”Palais de Chaillot” exit or follow the tourist crowd :)
  • When to go: During the day, at sunset, and/or at night (at night, the Eiffel Tower light show runs every hour for about 5 minutes, so try to get there in time for the light show)
    • For my previous blog post on Eiffel Tower visit tips & photos, click here


3. Rive Gauche between Pont de l’Alma and Pont Alexandre III

  • Why this photo spot?
    • Pretty bridges, Seine River, and Eiffel Tower – all in one photo while taking a stroll along the Seine!
    • You can find this photo spot when you walk along the Rive Gauche (left bank of the Seine River). You will also run into many of the famous tourist attractions along the way, so it’s a great walking route to take if it’s a nice day out.
  • How to get there:
    • Take the metro to M-9 Alma / Marceau station
    • Walk along the Rive Gauche, if you continue on this route, you will get to Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries, and the Louvre
  • When to go: During the day





4. Galeries Lafayette

  • Why this photo spot?
    • Galeries Lafayette is the most beautiful department store I’ve been to. It’s worth a visit just to check out the interior of the department store, even if you are not there to shop.
    • When you go to the rooftop of Galeries Lafeyette, you get a great view of the city including Opera Garnier and the Eiffel Tower.
    • Galeries Lafayette also has the best indoor selfie lighting :)
  • How to get there:
    • Take the metro to M-7 or M-9 Chausée d’Antin – La Fayette station
    • Or take the metro to M-3, M-7, or M-8 Opéra station
    • You can also walk from RER-A Auber station
  • When to go: During the day when Galeries Lafayette  is open




5. Quartier Marais

  • Why this photo spot?
    • Quartier Marais is my favourite area in Paris. There are so many cute shops, great cafes (lots of good brunch spots), chic Parisian style shops, and the streets that feel so “Paris.” Everywhere in Quartier Marais can turn into a Parisian photo shoot background :)
  • How to get there:
    • Quartier Marais is a big area, so there are multiple metro stations around Quartier Marais. The easiest to get there from other tourist attractions is to take Metro Line 1 (same metro line that goes to Arc de Triomphe and Louvre) to Saint-Paul station
  • When to go: During the day





2 responses to “Top 5 favourite photo spots in Paris, France

  1. I really loved the picture with the red Eiffel Tower in the background, the one of you in the striped shirt, mini skirt and red shoes with the shopping bag next to you (looking very chic and very “French” there) and the one below that one.
    Good tips for people who have never been there.

  2. Nice ! You should try the top of Notre-Dame, the top of Sacré-Coeur, the top of Montparnasse Tower (wonderful view, really mindblowing). There’s also the view from under the Pont de la Tournelle bridge : when it has rained, there’s a puddle under the bridge that gives pretty nice reflections of Notre-Dame de Paris. If you want to take some stunning souvenir photos, there’s no better place than there :)

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