Paris is known as the City of Lights and the City of Love, but for me it will always be the city of beauty. Is there any other city in the world as beautiful and photogenic as Paris? Paris is unique and the photo opportunities there are endless.
If you love instagram and use it as inspiration for your own travel photos, you will love this post. Here you will find all the instagrammable locations in Paris.
- 20+ Best Instagram Spots in Paris
- The carousel
- Champs de Mars
- Notre Dame
- Quais de la Seine
- Arc de Triomphe
- Palais Royal – Les colonnes de Buren
- Le Jardin du Palais Royal
- Petit Palais
- La Maison Rose
- Au Vieux Paris
- Place Vendome
- Rue Crémieux
- Arc de Triomphe du Carousel
- Parc de René-Viviani
- Rue Saint Julien Le Pauvre
- BNF Richelieu
- A pretty pink building
- The flatiron building with cherry blossoms
- A room with a view
- Tips for perfect pictures when in Paris
- Shop the look
- All the locations in the map
20+ Best Instagram Spots in Paris
The most instagrammable spot in Paris, with one of the best views to Eiffel Tower is definitely Trocadéro: everywhere is picture perfect around this area!
There are a few spots to take pictures that you shouldn’t miss:
- Trocadero Square
- The grand staircase
- Trocadero Gardens
- The carousel near Avenue New York
- The cherry tree (if you’re visiting in April)
Trocadero is one of the most popular spots in Paris for sunset. If you want to take photos without hundreds of others, go there for sunrise – you won’t regret it.
Avenue des Nations Unies
In between Trocadero Gardens and Eiffel Tower you can find this carousel that has become insta-famous thanks to its beautiful location – this perfect photo composition is hard to miss!
Champs de Mars
Champs de Mars is one of the best places to photograph the Eiffel Tower. It’s especially beautiful in spring, when the magnolia and cherry trees bloom and work as perfect framings for the Iron Lady.
6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II
More than a cathedral! Notre Dame is the heart of Paris, a symbol for France, the most visited building, and a Gothic jewel.
After the fire in April 2019 is not possible to visit the top of the cathedral anymore.
Quais de la Seine
Nothing more romantic than walking along the Seine. It’s beautiful! If you can, go on a cruise on the Seine river for an unforgettable experience – I’d suggest you doing it at night to see Paris lighten up!
The one pictured below is located at Port Debilly, not far from Trocadero.
Arc de Triomphe
Do not forget to get yourself a shot at the Place Arc de Triomphe, one of Paris’ most iconic landmarks right next to Champs Elysées.
If you can, make time to visit the rooftop to enjoy one of the best views of Paris.
Palais Royal – Les colonnes de Buren
Palais Royal features several spots, too.
Do not miss the garden – it looks especially beautiful during spring!
One of the most famous instagram spots in Paris is Les Deux Plateaux – also known as Les colonnes de Buren. It’s a permanent exhibition with 260 columns of Carrara marble with black and white stripes forming some kind of checkerboard… an invitation to play. Enjoy this place!
Le Jardin du Palais Royal
The gardens at Palais Royal are also really pretty and photogenic. It’s one of my favorite places to go see the magnolia trees in bloom!
Paris is literally door paradise!
There are too many beautiful doors and the most incredible one is located at Petit Palais, the museum of fine arts. Its permanent exhibition is free and the interior garden well worths the visit, especially during spring when its blessed with cherry blossoms.
If you’re planning to take a picture in from of Petit Palais, plan your visit before opening times (it opens at 10am) or on Mondays when it’s closed.
La Maison Rose
Another cute spot in Montmartre: La Maison Rose! This cute pink building is insta famous – we can understand that after visiting it, too!
If you don’t want to miss any beautiful corner in Montmartre while learning about its history, book this walking tour in advance!
Au Vieux Paris
Founded in 1512, this café is located in one of the oldest buildings in Paris. I encourage you to visit the inside and have at least a coffee. They were super nice to us! And unexpectedly, it was not as busy as I could have imagined.
Plus, it gets extremely beautiful when the wisteria starts blooming in late April and early May. Highly recommended when in Paris!
Place Vendome is one of the most luxurious squares in Paris, with the famous Hotel Ritz and the most exclusive shops and jewelleries in the city. Beautiful buildings (and doors) surround the Vendome column.
If you visit Paris during Christmas, do not miss this area! Luxury boutiques like Louis Vuitton feature beautiful decorations for the holidays.
This pastel colored alley looks like it was made for Instagram. Each house is painted in a different pastel colors and all of them have plants, flowers and bikes on the outside.
This street is far away from the tourist areas so it’s not the best idea if you don’t have plenty of time in the city. Always remember that this is an area where real people live, so remember to stay quiet and respect the neighbors privacy.
Arc de Triomphe du Carousel
Place du Caroussel
This arch, located nearby Louvre museum, is half the size of Arc de Triomphe. It’s the best place to see how this arch is perfectly aligned with the obelisk at Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.
The light coming through is especially gorgeous during sunrise.
Parc de René-Viviani
25 Quai de Montebello
Even though I passed in front of this tiny park many times, I never realized it existed until my last visit. It’s always quiet and it has a beautiful view to Notre Dame, especially in spring.
Rue Saint Julien Le Pauvre
Rue Saint Michel Le Pauvre
Odette café and these cute little houses in the heart of Paris look like the movie set for a Disney movie. It’s especially pretty during spring with the tree in bloom.
58 Rue de Richelieu
Can you imagine a prettier place to study than this majestic library? BNF Richelieu has been opened to the public after years of restoration and it’s a pretty magical place.
If you’re visiting here, remember to stay in silence!
A pretty pink building
This cute little building caught my attention from the first time I’ve visited. Isn’t it beautiful?
The flatiron building with cherry blossoms
119 Rue Réaumur
If you’re visiting Paris in spring, you may want to visit all the hotspots with cherry blossoms.
If you wonder where the insta-famous flatiron building in Paris is located, search no more. Now you can find the exact location of the Chambre Syndicale on the map. Do not miss it when visiting here!
A room with a view
A visit to Paris will always be more special if you wake up in a room with a view to the Eiffel Tower.
Try to make this happen at least for one night as it’s a very romantic and unforgettable experience.
If you have more than a couple of days in Paris do not miss the opportunity to spend a full day at Disneyland: the happiest place on Earth!
Buy yourself some Minnie ears, hop on all the attractions – Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain is my fav for some adrenaline-rush activity – and of course, don’t miss the final parade and the light show at the end of the day!
Take the train to Disneyland to get there as early as possible so you can enjoy the Pink castle without a gazillion people around you. This way you’ll get to enjoy extra time in the park.
Tips for perfect pictures when in Paris
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and because of that, it’s always busy.
If you’re planning a photo trip to the city of Love, here are the things you need to keep in mind:
Pack a bag of patience
Insta-famous places are usually busy, so in order to get the money shot you will usually have to wait. Ahh, that’s the magic of photography, isn’t it?
Be ready to wake up for sunrise
Sunrises in Paris are truly magical and they really worth waking up for them. The light is prettier and the places are mostly empty – it makes you enjoy the places with a different vibe!
Make the most out of each day
I recommend getting a Carte Navigo card to go easily from one spot to the other. They’re especially convenient as they include transportation from/to Charles de Gaule and Orly airports. You can buy them at the kiosks located in the airports and at every metro station.
Sometimes Uber can be the most convenient option. For example, getting from central Paris to Orly is just around 25€ only: deal!
Plan your itinerary wisely
Avoid weekends as much as possible, as Paris is a typical weekend escape for European travelers. The combo weekday + sunrise is perfect!
Always check closing times and days. For example, Louvre closes on Tuesdays and Petit Palais closes on Mondays. If you’re planning to visit, avoid these days – however they’re the best choices if you plan to photograph, as there will be less people around these areas.
Shop the look
All the locations in the map
To be honest, everywhere in Paris is picture perfect, so do not stress out trying to cover everything – it could take you a whole life! Don’t forget to put the camera away some times and enjoy.
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