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10 Best photography spots in Paris

Best photography spots in Paris

Paris is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Parisian streets, monuments, squares are looks breathtaking which make Paris most picturesque and romantic cities. Making Paris photo shoots is a lot of fun, but you will have to make a hard choice between a big list of location and find the one you want to visit the most, as if you want to see them all, you need more than one day in the city.

Either you decide to make a photo session with photo session with Paris photographer or decide to make some pictures by yourself, my location guide in Paris help you to be ready to go!

01. Trocadero Square

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Trocadero square is one of the busiest places in Paris because of its view on the Eiffel Tower. Even in the early morning, you will meet a lot of people, you can eventually meet some friends there. This is the most popular location to take a wedding, pre-wedding and engagement photography in Paris. The Eiffel Tower view here is incredible and I think you can’t find a better view than from here.



Best season: All seasons
Best Time: Early morning
Recommended outfit: a wedding dress, suit, evening dress.
Location: Trocadero on Google Maps

02. Champ de Mars & Carousel

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Just walking down a few steps from Trocadero square and you will see these spots. Green grass around and water reflection help you to make some unique shots with Eiffel Tower view. It is not so crowded and you can easily find a place where you can enjoy your photo session.

Best season: Summer and mid seasons
Best Time: Morning
Recommended outfit: Any
Location: Champ de Mars & Carousel on Google Maps

03. Bir-Hakeim Bridge

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Ahh, this is one of my favorite bridges in the world. Starting from architecture, feeling and ending with its view. Especially if it’s a rainy day in Paris, you can go here and still have beautiful pictures with Eiffel Tower view. It is also not so crowded as Trocadero square but still the same charm. From the photographer's perspective, it’s also great because of the light conditions here. You can play around with shadow or make a perfect light condition just stepping back.

Best season: All seasons
Best Time: Morning / Night
Recommended outfit: Any
Location: Bir-Hakeim Bridge on Google Maps

04. Parisian Cafe

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One of the best photo spots in Paris is a typical Parisian cafe. The benefit of it, you can take a 15 mins break enjoying your coffee and croissant after the few hours session before. Many hidden cafes are hidden during the day from the crowd and even in the middle of the day, you can find a great one for your photo session. But make sure that the sun conditions are good too as you need to think about light and shadow that building around can make.

Best season: Warm-season when you can sit outside
Best Time: Morning - middle of the day
Recommended outfit: Any
Location: no specific location.

05. Louvre Museum

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The most famous museum in Paris. Well known in the world because of it’s a collection of Art. I choose this location because of its exterior look combination of the modern world and elegant architecture of the 17th century. I think after the Eiffel Tower it is the most popular location to have a photo session.

Best season: All seasons
Best Time: Morning / Night
Recommended outfit: a Wedding dress, formal, elegant dress
Location: Louvre Museum on Google Maps

06. Notre-Dame de Paris

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Notre Dame is probably the most authentic photography location. Because the story of Paris is started from these two islands. The backdrop of this location are so different, you can do photo session with Seine river view, bridges, Parisian artists and cafes. Unfortunately, there was a fire on April 15th, 2019 and it is not recommended for photo session with the cathedral itself.

Best season: Spring - Summer
Best Time: Morning - Middle of the day
Recommended outfit: Any
Location: Notre-Dame de Paris on Google Maps

07. Tuileries Gardens & Other

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There are more than 10 gardens around Paris. In my opinion, Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens in Paris are the best. It is a unique Royal feeling that you can’t find in any other garden in the world.

Best season: from April till October
Best Time: Morning - Middle of the day
Recommended outfit: Formal. A red dress will be a perfect choice
Location: Tuileries Gardens on Google Maps

08. Alexander III Bridge

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Probably one of the most ornate, royal and extravagant bridge in Paris. It connects two sides of Paris and has a perfect backdrop for your photo session. From 1975 it is classified as a French Monument.

Best season: Any
Best Time: Morning - Middle of the day
Recommended outfit: Any
Location: Alexander III Bridge on Google Maps

09. Montmartre

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Monmarte is full of love. Streets with local artist, Parisian cafes and Moulin Rouge. It is an inspiring place of Paris romantics. It’s worth visiting during the evening and sunset time for it perfect backdrops.

Best season: Any
Best Time: Sunset
Recommended outfit: Any
Location: Montmartre on Google Maps

10. Rue de l'Université - Parisian Street with Eiffel Tower View

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Another one great and romantic location in Paris with Eiffel Tower view. Here you can see it in full power in a combination with Parisian architecture.

Best season: Any
Best Time: Morning
Recommended outfit: Any
Location: Montmartre on Google Maps

Photography tips for Paris

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- Explore the city in the early morning or at night to have the best experience
- Make sure to hire Paris photographer who knows the city and make a photo session for you. It is worth it!
- Prepare before photo session (think about what to whear, makeup and hairstyle)
- Enjoy your time in Paris!

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