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7 Best Eiffel Tower Photo Spots In Paris

If you’re looking for the best Eiffel Tower photo spots in Paris, here’s our guide so that you can go home with all your perfect postcard shots.

1. Eiffel Tower From Trocadero Steps

So of course the Eiffel Tower tops the photography list when visiting Paris, but where to get the shot from?

There are many angles when it comes to the iconic iron tower, our favourite being sunrise at the Trocadero steps.

To reach this point we recommend catching the metro to Trocadero station, which drops you just metres away from the viewing platform. From here you will walk out to the most incredible view!

It’s an ideal place to start your day at sunrise, even if you just sit back and enjoy it all without your camera.

For those looking to capture a piece of the magic though, make sure to get there early as it is a popular location and one of the top things to do in Paris!

EIFFEL TOWER From TROCADERO STEPS eiffel tower photo spots

2. Eiffel Tower From Place Du Trocadero

After the sun has slightly risen you can head back from the steps, to the platform at Place du Trocadero.

Just up the steps and across the marble floor are plenty of places to take a seat and admire the view.

Maybe even grab some breakfast, or bring a pack up, and fuel yourself up for the day while overlooking the centre piece of Paris.

Here it’s a lot easier to dodge the crowds. Plus, if there are a few people in the way, you don’t have to worry so much about the background.

You can just focus yourself in the foreground and let the backdrop talk for itself.

EIFFEL TOWER From PLACE DU TROCADERO eiffel tower photo spots

3. Eiffel Tower From Rue De L’université

Another angle of the most famous tower in the world, and one of the most Instagrammable places in Paris.

This time from a quirky Paris backstreet.

Like a scene from a movie, we headed over to Rue De L’universite in the late afternoon and if you google the street name, this spot is easy enough to find.

Try and get there before sunset, because that’s when the crowds start emerging and this spot was actually very difficult to avoid people getting in the shot.

EIFFEL TOWER From RUE DE L’UNIVERSITÉ eiffel tower photo spots

4. Eiffel Tower From Pont d’Iéna

Pont d’Iéna is a bridge spanning the River Seine in Paris.

It links the Eiffel Tower on the Left Bank, to the district of Trocadéro on the Right Bank.

We were heading over from the Trocadéro side and our friend happened to capture this candid, which we later fell in love with!

Although there are roads, there were very few vehicles so it’s pretty much a free reign for photographers.

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5. Eiffel Tower From Beneath

You can’t get much closer that this without standing on top of the Eiffel Tower itself.

It truly puts the iconic towers height into perspective and makes you realise just how small you are in comparison!

However if you do wish to go up the Eiffel tower, the best way is to book the Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator.

This will save time queueing and allows you to head to the summit by elevator and marvel at the spectacular views of Paris from above.

Standing underneath it is a pretty cool photo though, and it’s not a very hard location to find on your Paris itinerary!

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6. Eiffel Tower From Champ De Mars

What better way to end your Paris trip than by watching the sun set over the Eiffel Tower with a bottle of wine or a picnic.

Grab some food, grab some friends and take in the true ambience of the surrounding area from Champ De Mars!

Come evening times the grass is usually packed out with locals and tourists enjoying the last bit of sun.

There are even locals walking around selling champagne and chocolates incase you forgot yours. Just be careful not to get scammed though!

This is certainly one of the most chilled out Eiffel Tower photo spots in Paris.

Eiffel Tower From CHAMP DE MARS eiffel tower photo spots

7. Eiffel Tower At Night (Pont d’Iéna)

Whilst wondering the streets of Paris, it’s hard not to capture the beauty of the lightly lit avenues.

Possibly our favourite photo/memory was on our way home one evening when we looked back and caught a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower from a distance.

We couldn’t resist but to create our own typical romantic Paris shot.

Eiffel Tower AT NIGHT eiffel tower photo spots

Where To Stay In Paris

Luxury

Brach Paris

Brach Paris is set in the 16th arr. of Paris within easy reach of the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro.

This Parisian 5-star hotel features a fitness club with pools, sauna, hammam and massage rooms. As well as a barber shop. 

The bright and spacious rooms and suites come with a high quality sound system and soundproofing.

They feature tailor-made toiletries, high quality bedding, a dressing room and an elegant desk.

Some rooms and suites offer a terrace and views over Paris and Haussmanian facades.

Mid-Budget

Generator Paris

Generator Paris is a designer hostel located in the lively 10th district in Paris.

Free WiFi access is available and it features a stylish lounge area with games room.

You can enjoy locally inspired dishes at the on-site Café Fabienand listen to DJs music while having a drink from the bar. 

Each of the contemporary rooms here provide air conditioning, bed linen and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms also offer a private terrace.

Budget

ibis budget Paris Porte De Montmartre

Located in the north of Paris near Boulevard Périphérique, ibis Budget Paris Porte De Montmartre is just a 10-minute walk from Porte de Saint-Ouen Metro Station.

Stade de France Stadium is 2.5 miles away. 

Decorated in soft pastel colours, the rooms are contemporary in style and offer an LCD TV.

Each also has a private bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet.

For more places to stay in Paris, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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