Paris: 10 spots for awesome pictures

Paris: 10 spots for awesome pictures

Ouiii Paris, ma belle! Paris is always a good idea, especially for taking nice pictures! See below my  top spots in Paris so step up your insta game!

Bonjour mes amours! ~

So last weekend we went to Paris! It is a city super close by and quickly to reach with the high speed trains of Thalys. In one hour and half you reach Paris from Brussels! It’s a perfect weekend trip.

I’ve been many times before, but mostly was with school where we visited a lot of museums. Now that I am older, and more focused on travel photography, I wanted to go back to take some cool shots in the French capital.

 

I made a short list of 10 places I think you have to visit and take your time to create some awesome shots!  And the best part is… they are all free to visit! So let’s get started

1.  Trocadéro

The first thing that crosses your mind when you think of Paris is off course the Eiffel Tower! And if you want some pretty shots with the focus on the tower, there is no better place than the Trocadero across it. This place can get pretty full with tourists, so you can go early… or wait your turn.

We went around 8-9 am and during Autumn it had such gorgeous sun light behind the tower. It made the shots even more prettier.

 

2. Pont Alexandre III

One of the prettiest bridges in Paris is the Pont Alexandre III.  It is across the Grand and the Petit Palais and it overlooks the Eiffel tower from aside. The bridge is decorated with big black lantern lamps and golden statues. In the middle you can also find an Angel stattue.

You can walk from the Eiffel Tower or Trocadero , along side the Seine river till the bridge.

 

3. Palais Royal

What used to be a royal palace, now is the Constitutional Council and the Ministry of Culture. You can take a nice walk in the gardens but the popular attraction these days at the Palais Royal are the black and white columns. They have different heights which make it cool to sit of stand on them for the shot.

 

 

4. Jardin de Tuileries

The Tuileries gardens is a public garden park between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde.  It is especially fun during Autumn to take some pictures because the leaves have beautiful colors.

 

5. Notre Dame

Who never saw the Disney movie before? It will make you fall in love with this church! The Gothic styled cathedral next to the Seine is known for the many gargoyles. No, they are not alive… but fascinating nonetheless.

If you want to go inside the cathedral, check a less busy time. We went in the afternoon and the line was huuuuuge. If you like to skip the line and just have some pictures with the gorgeous cathedral at the background, just take a walk down next to the river and you won’t be disappointed.

 

6. Montmartre

The Montmartre is actually a hill in the 18the arrondissement of Paris. On top of it you find the famous white Sacre Coeur church. I’ve seen this church too much in my life and even got lost inside of it when I was 8 years old, I must say I didn’t wanted more pictures of it. The only picture I took at the Sacre coeur is of the red Parisian house with the optical illusion that it isn’t straight if you shoot it from the grass of the hill at the church.

I rather explore this adorable area instead! It was rainy that day but that didn’t bothered us. We actually took some nice shots there with the umbrella. and when it started raining heavily, we just entered a cute cafe to warm up with a hot home made chocolate.

If you want an artistic memory of Paris, this is the place where artists can sketch you a caricature. Just don’t let them trap you with high prices!

Oh!! Also don’t forget to see ” La Maison Rose”, or the pink house. So cute!

 

 

7. Rue de l’Université

Rue de L’Université is a cool street where you have a close Eiffel Tower view with an urban Paris feeling. This is also where I made a mistake using Google Maps… and got off at a random station at this street. The problem is… IT IS SO FREAKING LONG… we walked all the way to the beginning. So make sure you get off closest to the Eiffel Tower as possible. After taking your shots, you can just walk up to the Eiffel Tower to take some more!

 

 

8. Louvre Pyramids

So yeah… I saw the Mona Lisa before with school… let me tell you… it isn’t a big deal. Literally… it is  a quite small painting! It is always so busy to see it anyway, starting from a huge line to enter the the museum. Sure it has wonderful art pieces at your display. if you want to go, just get there as early as possible.

We first didn’t want to take pictures at the Louvre. But as we were walking back that direction anyway, we decided to take a break there and just do some tourist watching. We ended up taking some pictures anyway and I must say they were quite nice!

9. Galerie de Lafayette

Galerie de Lafayette is a group of buildings that serve as a shopping mall. With range from high class brands to more affordable brands. If you go all the way up to the terrace for free, you have an amazing view on the city and the Eiffel Tower in the background.

We went in the late afternoon where the sun started to set and the light was magical. I am not a pro photographer yet and nor do I want to be. But I like what I got from that terrace!

 

10. Rue Cremieux

The last spot is one I learned of this year through instagram! It is not in the center center ( I mean you can’t walk to it, so take a tram!) but is worth visiting. You can say it is a rainbow road, as it is one street with the houses painted in many different colors! some are more decorated than others with extra paintings on them.

It is a super adorable spot that is more and more popular for fashion and instagram shots, I understand why!

 

 

*Extra food tip*

I’ve seen them popping up on instagram: the delicious looking eclairs of L’eclair de Génie.

They costs more than the double as a regular eclair, about 5 euros per piece… but boy let me tell you it was worth it. Not that I am an eclair connoisseur, but every single one tasted heavenly. You can get a box of six for 29 euros. If you rather have smaller ones to taste, they also sell mini eclairs.

 

 

That was my little picture taking guide of Paris. We only had 2 days and it was a fast trip to make so I focused on the trending and popular spots.

I know this city has so much more to offer. If you have other less known spots for cool pictures, please let me know for next time I go!

~ Merci beaucoup et Au revoir ❤

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21 Comments

  1. November 4, 2017 / 08:34

    Paris may be the most photogenic city, ever! I hit up some of these spots when I was there, but there were a few that I missed! And I ran out of time to go to L’Eclair de Genie and I was so sad – I guess that just means I have to go back!

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 4, 2017 / 10:13

      Omg you have to go back! Those eclairs are a ma zinggg

  2. November 4, 2017 / 08:56

    Oh my gosh girl! Thank you!! Love this post so much! I’m still planning for my dream European trip and I’m actually stalking bloggers one by one on instagram. You make my life so much easier! <3

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 4, 2017 / 10:14

      You can stalk me all you want! I have plenty of Europe tips, you can always email me if you have questions!

  3. November 4, 2017 / 12:02

    You really nailed the best photo spots! And you look super cute in your outfit. I need to go back to Paris! 🙂

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 4, 2017 / 12:03

      thank you so much!!

  4. Katherine
    November 4, 2017 / 12:50

    Brings back great memories of Paris. You’ve captured stunning pictures of Paris. I think getting up early in the morning and beating the crowds is the best way to see the Eiffel Tower. The Rue Cremiux area reminds me of Nottinghill, love the vibrant colours of the buildings!

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 4, 2017 / 13:35

      Yeah I thought it was in London at first and then I realised it was in Paris, I had to check it out! so cute

  5. November 4, 2017 / 13:06

    I absolutely love Paris! I was more than pleasantly surprised to experience Paris and would love to visit it again one day. Very beautiful photos and recommendations of places to capture them. 🙂

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 4, 2017 / 13:35

      Thank you, glad you liked it!

  6. November 4, 2017 / 18:05

    All the spots are really photogenic and original! It’s refreshing to see Paris pics from a different angle
    Great job !

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 4, 2017 / 18:45

      Thank you for the kind words!!

  7. November 5, 2017 / 06:37

    Despite being overrated and infested with tourists, Trocadero is my favorite because there’s just lots of good spot in one place. Didn’t know about some of the places you listed above, though so thanks for writing this. Now I know another good spot to take pictures the next time I’m in Paris 🙂

    Xx
    Dee | The Jackie of All Trades
    http://thejackieofalltrades.com

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 5, 2017 / 08:41

      I only knew the half till year ago. So funny what social media can do and expose some places. Trocadero is super nice! I think if you come early it is perfect. Not too busy and nice light- Thank you for reading^^

  8. Magdalena
    November 5, 2017 / 13:15

    OMG, I totally love your photos! I love taking pics in Montmartre, it looks so picturesque! (but also loving these eclairs… must try next time!)

  9. November 5, 2017 / 16:34

    I love Paris! Go there at least once a year. Will keep this post in mind for the next time!!

  10. November 10, 2017 / 08:57

    This locations are so photogenic but your photos really do transform them into something even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing <3

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 10, 2017 / 19:41

      Thank you for your kind words! Glad you like it! Merci beaucoup !

  11. November 11, 2017 / 10:52

    Now I really want to go to Paris 😄
    Amazing pictures!

    • jessikat
      Author
      November 11, 2017 / 22:48

      Go go go nooooow , thank you !

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