Top 10 Instagram Spots in Paris
Heading to beautiful Paris and looking for the best Instagram spots? Then be sure to read our guide so you don’t miss those picture-perfect spots for the gram!
Blog post by: @entreseiscontinentes on behalf of Checkout.note by Famous Hostels.
Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, Paris is full of Instagram hot spots. At virtually every corner, you’ll find gorgeous backdrops, gardens, bridges and monuments that are as dreamy as they are visually appealing. But being a rather large city, Paris can be overwhelming and take awhile to get around if you don’t have a plan of what to see and where to go. Having said that, you don’t necessarily need a whole week here! You can still see all the top spots and get some great photos in a day trip or over a romantic weekend, as long as you have a plan! And lucky for you, that’s exactly what we’re about to get into. So without further ado, read on and discover the top 10 Instagram Spots in Paris.
1. Eiffel Tower
Is it any surprise we’d start our list of top Instagram spots in Paris with this beauty? The iron lady is undoubtedly the most famous symbol of Paris and France. Standing at 300 meters high, it towers over Paris, especially if you see it from the Champs de Mars. But with the Eiffel Tower being so big, perspective is everything if you want to get a great shot. For a typical shot, visit any area on the Champs de Mars. But if you want something a little more innovative, head to Trocadero Gardens on the other side of the Seine. Other great Instagram spots include the Bir-Hakeim Bridge and Avenue de Camoens. And be sure to also visit at night to see the tower all lit up! It’s truly a postcard moment.
2. L’Arc de Triomphe
If there’s any other landmark to rival the Eiffel Tower, its the L’Arc de Triomphe. Sitting at the centre of a roundabout where 12 avenues meet (it looks like a star from above), the monument has an elevator to give you a great view over Paris. But you don’t have to go all the way up to get some great shots; a little patience and imagination from street level will also do the trick!
3. Louvre Museum
Did you know that the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world? And it isn’t just its vast collection and famous contents like the Mona Lisa that gives it such prominence. The outside of the museum is just as spectacular, and much more photo ready! Check out the glass pyramids near the entrance of the museum and get ready to pose!
4. Notre Dame Cathedral
While it’s still going to take a few more years for restoration to finish up, the Notre Dame Cathedral is next up on our list of the top 10 Instagram spots in Paris! But it’s not necessarily the interior we think is so photographable; it’s the impressive exterior! The Cathedral is an astounding piece of Gothic architecture that offers gorgeous backdrops from every angle. Go early in the morning if you want to avoid a crowd!
This grand monument was built in the mod 18th century but was secularised during the French Revolution and changed to a memorial monument for all those who lost their lives in this period. Located in the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon can be seen from nearly anywhere in the city and can be easily spotted thanks to its grand dome. And it’s quite the spot for some great Instagram shots!
This neighbourhood has become extremely popular in recent years and has a truly special charm. Located at the top of a hill, crowned with the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and illuminated by the neon lights of Moulin Rouge, you’ll find spots all over Montmartre for some incredible photos. Some of the best sites include the Place de Tertre, Le Consulat (a famous restaurant), and the Maison Rose.
7. Galleries Lafayette terrace
While these galleries are the cradle of luxury commerce in the city, they also offer a free terrace with amazing views of Paris! From the rooftop terrace, you can see the Opera House and the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Imagine the Instagram shots you can get here! They also offer comfortable seats so you can also enjoy a sunset if you wish!
8. Garnier Palace
Located in front of the Galleries Lafayette is Garnier Palace, which is home to the National Opera of Paris. An imposing Neo-Baroque building from both its exterior and interior, you’ll get stunning photographs accompanied by a lot of opulence, gold and mosaics.
9. Pont Alexandre II
The bridges in Paris are stunning to say the least, but one of the most emblematic is Pont Alexandre II. Crossing the Seine River from the Grand and Petit Palace to Invalides, it’s a wonderful spot to take in the views and get in a shot or two. The majestic and exquisite details on the bridge makes it a worthy Instagram spot in Paris!
10. The wall of “I love you”
And seeing as Paris is a city full of romance, you cannot miss out on the famous Wall of I Love You. Located in a small garden in Montmartre, this blue tiled wall has 311 messages of, ‘I Love You’ written in 250 languages. It makes for a beautifully artistic backdrop, and is an absolute must-see in Paris!
Where to Stay in Paris
Located on a beautiful canal in Paris, we recommend staying at St. Christopher’s Inn. With a wide range of rooms, they offer something for every budget style. The hostel offers all guests reliable wifi, activities, ready-made beds, breakfast (free if you book direct!), and nice discounts at their in-house restaurant and bar. St. Christopher’s are the perfect guests in Paris!
Top 10 Instagram Spots in Paris
Now that you have a list of Instagram spots in Paris, it’s time to charge your cameras and go! No matter where you venture in the city, you’ll be faced with stunning scenes just waiting to be snapped. Enjoy Paris for all its beauty and worth, and as a final tip, consider heading to these spots in the early morning to get there before the crowds!
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