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.
One of our most commonly asked questions, is how do we take all of the photos seen on our Instagram account? And of course, camera gear plays a big part in that.
Also our number one tip is to arrive at a location as early as possible if you want it to be empty.
For more information on what equipment we use, you can check out our Travel Photography Gear blog.
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!
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.
3. Eiffel Tower From Rue De L’université
Another angle of the most famous tower in the world, and one of the most Instagrammable Eiffel Tower photo spots.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
is available and it features a stylish area with games room.
You can enjoy locally inspired dishes at the on-site Caféand listen to DJs music while having a drink from the bar.
Each of the contemporary rooms here provide air conditioning, bed linen and awith a shower. Some rooms also offer a private terrace.
Located in the north of Paris near Boulevard Périphérique, ibis Budget Paris Porte De Montmartre is just a 10-minute walk from.
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.