If you’re looking for the most Instagrammable places in Paris then look no further. Here’s our Paris Instagram spots guide.
1. Eiffel Tower – Trocadero Steps
So of course the Eiffel Tower tops the Paris bucket list. 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, and 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 the view of this, the most famous of the Paris Instagram spots.
If you plan on going up the tower itself, then we recommend booking the Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator in advance.
2. Eiffel Tower – Place du Trocadero
After the sun has slightly risen you can head back from the steps, to the platform at Place du Trocadero.
Here it’s a lot easier to dodge the crowds.
Plus you don’t have to worry so much about the background, you can just focus yourself in the foreground.
There are plenty of Eiffel Tower Photo Spots In Paris to take your pick from.
3. Arc De Triomphe
Next up, The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous Paris Instagram spots, both for historical and photography reasons.
It has the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.
You will need tickets to visit the Arc De Triomphe rooftop, which can be booked in advance and we recommend the Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets.
We headed straight to The Ace de Triomphe after the Eiffel Tower, arriving at around 7am to capture our shot with an empty background!
Quick tip: If you head there early enough, there will be less traffic on the roundabout and hardly any tourists.
4. The Louvre
Home to the Mona Lisa, and also one of the most photographed landmarks in Paris.
How can you go to the French capital and not take a visit to the Louvre Museum.
Tickets for the Louvre are €15 per adult if bought at the entrance, however the queues can be huge for the this attraction. So we recommend the Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket.
With this ticket you will be given a time that you must enter, allowing you to skip the queues and spend as much time as you like inside the museum to explore at your own pace.
However, if you just wish to visit from the outside, the grounds are completely free to visit.
We asked our followers on Instagram where they most wanted to see a photo of us in Paris, and the Louvre pyramids came in at first place!
After the Eiffel Tower, the Sacre-Coeur is actually the second highest point in the city!
Standing at the top of Montmartre Hill, you’ll have to climb the many steps to reach the famous Roman Catholic Church. However, attracting around 10 million visitors per year, the view from the top is worth the walk.
The option is there to take a Montmartre Walking Tour with a local guide, around not only the Sacre-Coeur, but the whole Montmartre area.
Or alternatively, if you like to explore at your own pace, you can book a Sacré-Cœur and Its Surroundings Audioguide.
Giving a birds eye view over the whole of Paris, the Sacre-Coeur itself is like no other religious building we’ve ever seen.
Take your time and explore the area before heading back down into Montmartre.
6. Paris At Night
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 on this wall.
A magical moment in the city of love that we’ll never forget!
7. Sinking House Of Montmartre
When you talk about Instagrammable places in Paris, this one should top the list.
Rising to fame thanks to social media, this photographic illusion seems as though the grand old block of flats is falling to it’s death.
However, it’s a just simple tilt of the camera and WE are in fact supporting ourselves from rolling down the hill!
The Sinking House of Montmartre is located right next door to the Sacre-Coeur and makes for a great postcard photo.
If you take the Montmartre Walking Tour, I’m sure you’re guide will point this photographic illusion out to you from the base of the Sacre-Coeur.
8. Le Consulat
Possibly the most famous cafe in Paris, again thanks to Instagram, and the beautiful red and white colours compliment anyone’s feed.
Located deep in the streets of Montmartre, be sure to pop in and grab yourself a coffee to keep you going on your Paris Instagram spots tour. And of course grab a candid photo on the way out!
Please be careful when setting up photos here, as you may not realise but it’s actually a road for vehicles.
9. La Maison Rose
Montmartre, as you may have gathered, is one of the quirkiest and most tourist friendly areas in Paris.
Unfortunately, La Maison Rose was closed when we visited. Although we couldn’t help but add it to our Instagrammable places in Paris list.
This pretty little pink corner restaurant was where we’d planned on enjoying lunch, so if you get the chance to yourself, let us know how it is!
10. Moulin Rouge
If you have the time, you must add a show at the famous Moulin Rouge to your Paris bucket list.
This world-famous cabaret, performed in a 19th-century windmill, has been exciting audiences since 1900.
There are two shows each night at 9.00pm and 11.00pm, both lasting 1 hour 30 minutes each.
Tickets must be booked in advance, and the best place to get them is online via the Moulin Rouge Show with Champagne.
We didn’t manage to get tickets, although as we passed by the most famous cabaret in the world, we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity of adding it to our Paris Instagram spots.
Another fancy option, maybe for those celebrating in Paris, is the Eiffel Tower, Dinner, Cruise, & Champagne at Moulin Rouge Package.
11. Pigalle Basketball Court
Probably the latest of the Instagrammable places in Paris.
This crazily coloured basketball court isn’t top of everyones ‘places to visit’ list – but it sure does make a great photo.
Believe it or not it was actually packed of youngsters playing basketball. So although we couldn’t get too creative on the court, we managed to still grab a colourful photo on the side steps!
We got a few funny looks, but it’s certainly becoming more and more popular with photographers as one of the top Paris Instagram spots!
12. Cathedral Notre Dame
This ones for the Disney lovers!
The pure architecture and history behind the Notre Dame Cathedral make it one of the most Instagrammable places in Paris.
Take a step back into your childhood and visit the one and only home of Quasimodo.
Fortunately we managed to get this photo without getting any tomatoes though at us (reference to the movie for those that haven’t seen it).
Fun fact: this medieval Catholic cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture to date.
13. Eiffel Tower – Rue De L’université
Another angle of the most famous tower in the world.
This time from a quirky backstreet, and another of the most Instagrammable places in Paris.
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.
14. Picnic At Champ De Mars
The final photo in our Instagrammable places in Paris guide.
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!
There’s plenty of grass for everyone, so even if you don’t fancy taking photos to add to your Paris Instagram spots, it makes for a great way to wind down from the hectic days in the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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