Most Instagrammable Places In Paris

The City of Love truly has it all– it appeals to your love of vintage and modernity, it’s simple but charming, and of course, it’s undeniably romantic. Whether you’re with a partner or not, one thing’s for sure, by the time you leave, you’ll be in love… with Paris!

The Eiffel Tower

Paris’ most iconic building obviously makes it to the top of the city’s Most Instagrammable Places list. While the Eiffel Tower makes for an incredible backdrop, you should experience it from both the bottom and the top.

It’s also worth experiencing through the day- sunrise or sunset. After nightfall, sparkles are turned on the Eiffel Tower for 5 minutes at every start of the hour until 1 AM.

The Louvre Museum

Stunning architecture and Mona Lisa. Need I say more?

It’s really no surprise that the Louvre Museum is one of the most famous Instagrammable spots in Paris. There are plenty of good photo-ops both outside and inside.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Paris isn’t just home to the Arc de Triomphe- you read that right. Paris is home to four famous arches.

This particular arch is located at the Louvre, so be sure to capture some photos of it while there.

The Pantheon in Paris
The Pantheon in Paris

The Pantheon

The Pantheon has the largest mausoleum in all of Paris and is located in the Latin Quarter. It’s the final resting place of many famous French, including Marie Curie, Victor Hugo and Voltaire, among others. 

For a remarkable view over the city, go up to the dome.

Musee D’Orsay

The world’s largest collection of Impressionist art is housed by Musee D’Orsay. There is plenty of artwork to see by famous names such as Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Gaugin, Manet and Cezanne.

Musee D’Orsay is more than just Impressionist art. The building itself is a work of art. 

In fact, the museum was once an old train station known as Gare D’Orsay. After being renovated, the old train station became the museum we know today as Musee D’Orsay.

Palais Royal

An extremely popular location in Paris is the Palais Royal. It gives you Alice in Wonderland vibes. 

Built in 1639 for Cardinal Richelieu, Palais Royal is a former royal palace. Today it serves two purposes: the Ministry of Council and your perfect photoshoot location!

Walk Along Champs-Elysees

Champs-Elysees is one of the world’s most recognizable streets. It may be ultra touristy to do, but it’s a must. The street runs from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe.

While there, enjoy some macarons at Laduree- another must do.

Arc De Triomphe

Definitely one of the most famous Instagram spots in the City of Love, the Arc De Triomphe is popular for both historical and photography reasons.

The Arc has the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its outer and inner surfaces.

Pont Alexandre III
The Pont Alexandre III view of the bridge and Eiffel Tower

Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III offers a double view with the iconic Eiffel Tower and beautiful bridge with a breath-taking view of the Seine.

It’s definitely one of the best photo spots in Paris and well worth a visit.

Notre Dame

While the Notre Dame is under repair, it’s not possible to go inside. However, you can still get an iconic shot of its stunning exterior. 

Here’s the catch: when you are up close to Notre Dame, there are construction barriers up. In order to avoid seeing them, get a bit creative with it and capture the famous church from further away.

Sainte-Chapelle

Saint-Chapelle is a 13th Century gothic-style royal chapel. The exterior may be spectacular, but the true magic lies within the chapel’s interior. 

The colourful ceiling above is revealed when you walk up the chapel’s tiny spiral staircase. The spellbinding stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from both the Old and New Testaments. Each window is 15 meters high.

Shakespeare and Company in Paris

Shakespeare and Company 

The small but very famous bookstore was first opened in 1919 by American Sylvia Beach. The bookstore was frequented by famous authors including Hemingway, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and many others.

The first Shakespeare and Company closed down in 1941 during the German occupation of France. 

George Whitman opened a second bookstore in 1951, which was also frequented by famous authors such as James Baldwin, William Saroyan, Anaïs Nin, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Durrell, Julio Cortázar, William Burroughs, Richard Wright, Henry Miller, and many more.

In 1964, George’s bookstore was renamed to Shakespeare and Company, which is the bookstore found on the Left Bank that is still frequented today.

Montmartre

In Montmartre, you’ll find colourful buildings, cobblestone roads, artists galore, a bunch of cute shops, and so much more.

With its many highlights, you could easily spend a day in Montmartre and grab a ton of Instagram photos at once.

Wall of Love

The Wall of Love is a 40 square meter art installation with the words “I love you” written in over 250 languages. 

The wall is located just outside the 12 Abbesses stop in Montmartre. It’s estimated that there are 311 phrases on the wall in total. All 192 nations that make up the UN are represented on the Wall of Love.

Le Consulat

Le Consulat is a historic cafe in Montmartre. The cafe was regularly frequented by many artists in the 19th Century, including the likes of Sisley, Monet, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh.

If you would like to dine at the cafe, it’s best to go on a weekday as it does get very busy over the weekends.

Sacre-Coeur

The Sacre-Coeur can easily be considered a favourite spot in Paris. Not only is the church situated in the most charming neighbourhood in Paris, the church itself is magnificently beautiful. The Sacre-Coeur also offers some of the best views of the city from the top.

Sinking House

Once you reach the top of the steps at the Sacre-Coeur, you will find a famous optical illusion known as the “Sinking House”. The house looks like it’s crooked if you turn your head to the side.

Sacre-Coeur Carousel

Paris is home to so many carousels that it’s hard to keep track of them. But the carousel at Sacre-Coeur is the prettiest one of all.

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge is a classic must-do in Paris. Located in the heart of Montmartre, Moulin Rouge offers incredible photo-ops with its striking red colours and cute windmill on top of its building. 

Soak in the eroticism and beauty this place has to offer as you snap your next epic Insta photos in the red-light of the attraction.

Luxembourg Gardens

There are plenty of photo opportunities in the 23 hectare Luxembourg Gardens. The obvious shot is the grand Luxembourg Palace, which is now owned by the French Senate. 

The building dates back to 1612 when Marie ‘de Medici had the Palace constructed as her new residence. She was the widow of King Henry IV of France.

The Medici Fountain

One of the most Instagrammable spots in Paris is tucked at the end of a short path near the Palace- the Medici Fountain. 

It was originally built in 1630, but then it was moved to its present location in the mid-1800s. The fountain was also rebuilt to include Auguste Ottin’s centrepiece sculpture of Polyphemus Surprising Acis and Galatea.

Final Thoughts

I often tell people that even a year wouldn’t be enough time to explore all of Paris. There’s so much to see and do, with plenty of hidden gems too.

One thing’s for sure, Paris is undeniably one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and it’s a true paradise hub for photographers and Instagrammers alike.

Every corner in Paris is so photogenic, that you could easily find a new photo spot on the daily.