We asked our local vacation photographers in Paris to give us their picks for the best places to take photos in Paris. Whether you are travelling with your sweetheart, best friend, family, or adventuring alone, these iconic Parisian locations offer an incredible canvas to capture your vacation memories so you can relive the moment for years to come.
The Latin Quarter
One of the oldest districts of the city, this picturesque neighbourhood on the Left Bank is a great spot to take a long walk and capture quintessential Paris photos.
Thanks to a bequeath from Napoléon, the extensive manicured gardens with the stately 17th-c. palace are open to the public, offering romantics a stunning backdrop for photos.
With the Eiffel Tower in the Background
A trip to Paris is incomplete without a visit to this iconic landmark. There are many spots throughout the city to capture a photo with the tower peeking behind, but one of the best places is on the Champ de Mars, right beneath its shadow. Come in the early morning for great light and fewer crowds.
Set atop a large hill in the 18th arrondissement, Montmartre made its mark with famous artists who once called it home, such as Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. This picturesque neighbourhood remains a beautiful backdrop for photos, with colourful façades and historic windmills reminiscent of its agricultural history.
In Front of Beautiful Parisian Doors
The Glass Pyramid at the Louvre
There are so many places to capture a great photo around the Louvre Museum on the Right Bank of the Seine. The glass Pyramid makes a perfect light-filled backdrop.
In front of Shakespeare & Company
Found on the Left Bank, Shakespeare & Company is one of the most famous bookshops in the world. Inspired by the original shop where Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce used to hang out, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a Woody Allen movie (the shop was actually featured in Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’).