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The Best Locations For Taking Photos In Paris - Update [2020]

Updated: Feb 12

Paris is truly a gift, a dream-come-true city for everyone. All the moment that you stand in front of the Eiffel tower, walk across Paris street, step down The Seine riverbank… needs to be captured it's a treasure for you to look back in the future but do you know where are the best places to take photos in Paris?

Please take a look at the photo list that our Paris photographers summary for you below!


1. Eiffel Tower

It has not much to say about the symbol of Paris; the tower shows its own beauty. For years of experience shooting for a hundred couples with the Eiffel, the following are the best locations that you can have great photos with the Eiffel.


1.1 Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris.

This place has the best view of the Eiffel Tower. This area has a lot of right spots to take the photos with Eiffel, and that why it's going to be really busy in the day. It's better to go there early to avoid crowds and have better light for the photos. Don't forget to read this blog to know more about the area.

  • How to get there: Take the metro line 6 or 9 to Trocadéro Station.

  • Best time to take photos: early morning before 10 am.


1.2 Pont de Bir Hakeim

This beautiful bridge appears in a scene in the movie Inception. It gives us a landscape view of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.

  • How to get there: Take the metro line 6 Pont de Bir Hakeim station or take a walk from Trocadero, it's around 5 mins walking. You will enjoy the Seine on the way also.

  • Best time to take photos: mostly all of the day. Even it's rain; we still can take pictures under the bridge. This bride is also suitable for taking evening photos with Eiffel tower, the lights of the bridge will have you a lot to have the right exposure photo.


1.3 No. 06 Avenue de Camoens, 75116 Paris

If it is a busy day and you want to find somewhere private, this is the right place. This corner is on the street named "Avenue de Camoens", and it just takes around 5 mins walking from Trocadero. The scene has a part of Eiffel, the light and some iconic Paris architecture style. A lot of Paris Photographers love this place. You can find this secret spot here on Google maps. And the good news is, you can take photos there mostly all day without worry about the traffic and crowds.



1.4 Port Debilly

This place is the closest place to Eiffel tower which near the Seine river, and, most importantly, fewer tourists know the place.

  • How to get there: start at Trocadero, you take a walk to Pont L'Ena. Despite crossing the bridge, you will find a stair to go down to the Seine riverbank. Here is the location on Google map.

  • Best time to take photos: sunrise or sunset time. Sunset time will be some locals chilling there.



1.5 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg near Le Recrutement Café


This is the location that you can see many times on the Instagram pages of travel bloggers. Why is this angle so popular? Because it has the dynamic of the streets of Paris, the image of a Paris cafe and behind it is the Eiffel Tower. This is not only a venue for bloggers, but also for Paris photographers.

  • How to go there: Take metro line 6 then 8 to La Tour-Maubourg station.

  • Best time to take photos: all day.



2. Louvre Museum

  • How to go there: Take metro line 1 or line 9 to Palais Royal Muse du louver station.

  • Best time to take photos: Early morning, sunset time, and in the evening.

You can take a lot of good photos at the Lourve. However, these spots will save your time finding good pictures at Louvre.


2.1 Big Pyramid


2.2 Entrance Gate near rue Rivoli

This is our most favorite spot at The Louvre Museum. Taking a couple in the shadow with the pyramids in the background will make the photos become more dramatic. You will need some luck and patience when taking your Paris photos at this post because there will be quite a lot of people go through this gate to the Louvre museum.



2.3 The lights


2.4 Pavillon Turgot



3. Palais Royal

This palace is near the Louvre. There are a garden and a domain there. This mall area will bring you some new to the photos.

  • How to go there: It's 5 mins walking from the Louvre museum.

  • Best time to take photos: mostly all-time of the day from 8 am-10:30 pm


3.1 Domaine National du Palais-Royal


3.2 Jardin du Palais-Royal

This garden will become very beautiful in the spring with lots of Sakura blooms.


4. Tuileries Garden

This garden deserves to be one of the most photogenic gardens in Paris. Every time I come here I find a new perspective on the garden. Interspersed amid the greenery of natural trees are the vibrant colors of the flowers. In addition, the intricate sculpture statues make the garden even more splendid and mysterious. If you have a family and want a Paris family photoshoot, then this garden will be a great choice for the kids.

One more thing, don't forget to walk to Place de la Concorde nearby.


5. Montmartre

Montmartre is always the most romantic area in Paris. There are many dreaming streets with ancient tiles in Paris. The green space of the city offers a fresh and airy atmosphere to the central area. Don't forget to go to these spots to have your amazing Paris photos.

5.1 The Most Scenic Street: Rue De L’abreuvoir

5.2 Love wall

5.3 La Maison rose


5.4 Buste de Dalida


5.5 Parvis du Sacre Coeur


6. Pont de Art & Pont Neuf

Walking along the Seine is one of the ways to enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful views of Paris. What is more enjoyable than a photo that has a balance between the sky, the river, the building according to Haussmann architecture and the romantic bridge. If anyone asks me where I have all the most typical things about Paris, that's the landscape scenes from the bridges across the Seine.


7. Pont Alexander III

Have you ever seen the movie Midnight in Paris? This bridge appeared romantically in the last scene of the movie. Dubbed as one of the most beautiful bridges in Paris, Alexander III is a combination of Russian architecture and a romantic romance of France. For me, it's a must for a Paris prewedding photoshoot.

  • How to go there: There are several ways to get there. From Trocadero, you can take Bus 63 to Pont de Alexander III station. Or from center Paris, you take RER C to Invalides or Metro Line 1 to Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau station.

  • Best time to take photos: mostly all-time of the day from 8 am-10:30 pm



8. Luxembourg Gardens

If you like the natural and discreet space, this 17th-century garden will be your choice. Inside there is also a fountain built on a romantic love story. This garden is not only a place where you can have candid and emotional photos, but also an excellent place to propose to your partner.


8.1 Marie De Medicis Fountain, Rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris


9. Paris 4th arrondissement streets

The 4th arrondissement is known for its little streets, cafés, and shops. This area is full of history and is one of the oldest districts in Paris. Don't forget to have some street style photos at le Marais when visiting this district.



10. Arc de Triomphe


11. Hôtel de Ville



12. Jardin des Plantes



13. Parc de Sceaux

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the center, then Parc de Sceaux is the right choice. This park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Paris. Your photoshoot will be like an adventurous trip and discover interesting shooting angles. Spring will be the best color to photograph here with a full bloom of peach blossoms.


14. Paris Metro Stations

Why not? One of the most striking features of Paris is the dense subway system. There are many beautiful docks in Paris. Although Metro can be crowded during the day, it can bring a lot of experience and unique to your photos.




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