11 Best Spots In Paris For A Picture Perfect View


Nasreen Nasir •  Mar 01, 2017

A stroll around Paris will offer you an unforgettable adventure as every place in Paris is worth a photo. While we all can agree that it can be absolutely difficult to choose especially when you’re only on a short trip, we came up with a list that would ease your hunt, so get ready to unleash your inner photographer with our best picks!?

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1. Pont Alexander III

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An essential combination of Art Nouveau style and French panache, Pont Alexander III exudes charming lamps and sculptures as you walk on this lavish bridge.

The construction of this bridge makes it one of the most popular spots for photographs amongst tourists. The best way to capture the beauty of the bridge is from the left bank of the Seine River, or even on the bridge itself, overlooking the rich sculptures of nymphs and angels?

Address: Pont Alexandre III, 75008 Paris, France

How to get there: By Metro line 13 or RER-A to Champs-Elysées - Clemenceau station

2. Place de la Concorde

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Place de la Concorde plays a symbolic role in French history. Besides its rich history, Place de la Concorde also evokes a magnificent picturesque view. To get a mix of old and new, take a picture by the fountain where you’ll see the majestic Luxor Obelisk and Roue de Paris in the background!

Address: 75008 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro line 1, 8, and 12 to Concorde station.

3. Eiffel Tower

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Let’s be honest. Paris is a beautiful city and it almost seems like every part of the city is photographable (yes, that is a word?). But you can’t leave Eiffel Tower out of the list! Being the tallest structure in the capital of France, there are plenty of ways to take a photo of this majestic tower.

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If you’re looking to capture a wide photograph, Place de Trocadero should do the trick! Though the place is slightly far, it's definitely worth a shot. The square will give you just the perfect photo of Eiffel Tower surrounded by the city. The second option would be Champ de Mars. This large green public space is closer to the tower and will provide an iconic photo of yourself and the tower, up-close style.

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro station Champ de Mars / Tour Eiffel on line RER C

4. Place de la Bastilla

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This famous square has become one of the most visited spots for tourists, not only because of its historical significance, but also due to the July Column that stands majestically in the center of the square. The best spot to take a photo of the square is from pedestrian walkway along Rue de la Roquette!

Address: Place de la Bastille, 75011 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro station Bastille

5. Notre Dame

Atop Notre Dame

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A name that evokes familiarity among many of us around the world. A name that envisions a magical realm, none other than the iconic Notre Dame de Paris. One of the best spots to take a photo is from atop the cathedral. This panorama will definitely give you the best sights of Paris?

From Petit-Pont bridge

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Another spot is from the Petit-Pont bridge, along the pedestrian walkway. This spot offers an alternative view of the facade with trees in the background!

Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro station St-Michel Notre Dame – RER B Train Line, St-Michel Notre Dame – RER C Train Line

6. Musée d'Orsay

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What was once a railway station is now an interesting museum that houses a collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world, by Van Gogh and the likes. The interior will just make you WANT to take a photo in every section. The best spot? From the second floor on the right and you’ll be able to capture the unique architecture!

Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro line 12, to Solférino

7. The Louvre

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An architectural gem - the most classic shot is from the courtyard. The unique placement of this building significantly displays a stark contrast between the old and new with the former palace situated behind the modern glass pyramid.

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If you’re in Paris just for a short while, consider visiting this place. Don’t forget to check out the interior too, it is just as beautiful as the exterior?

Address: 75001 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro station Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre

8. Les Invalides

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A monument that reflects the military history in France, Les Invalides is another place that lets you capture incredible photographs! The building not only houses the museums but also a large church with a burial site for some of their war heroes like Napoleon Bonaparte. This gives you the opportunity to see things differently and understanding the significance of it all. While every part of the building is photographable, the best spot is from the north point of the building from the entrance.

Address: Place des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro station Invalides

9. The Arc de Triomphe

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The Arc de Triomphe stands tall at the western end of the busy Champs-Élysées. Most people use the traffic island at the center of the road to take their photos of the Arc de Triomphe. The best time to do so is during sunset as you witness the lights around slowly brighten the darkest corners?

Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro station Charles de Gaulle Etoile

10. Grand Mosquee de Paris

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A trip to the Grand Mosque in Paris is a must. If you’ve watched Paris J’etaime, you may be familiar with the story of a French teenager developing a crush on a Muslim girl and one of the scenes was filmed at the grand mosque.

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The exterior may just be simple, but once you’re inside, that’s where you get your photograph game on. A picture from the courtyard will just do the trick!

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Address: 2bis Place du Puits de l'Ermite, 75005 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro station Place Monge (Line 7)

11. Sacré-Cœur

Atop Sacré-Cœur

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Photography is usually not authorised inside the basilica out of respect for the prayer, however it is just as good to take photos outside the building. Located on top of a hill, being on top of the building can provide you a panorama view of the whole Paris. Another spot would be a photo from the garden!

From the garden

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Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France

How to get there: Metro Anvers (Line 2) / Metro Abbesses (Line 3)

It is no doubt that it is called the city of romance, with its rich heritage reflecting the history of the country with a distinctive ambiance. It is indeed the city that sparks an interest among many. Paris will, for sure, leave you with wonderful, unforgettable memories✨

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