How to start a blog without mentioning the city that allowed me to learn photography? Paris is incredibly photogenic by day and by night. Discover 10 photo spots that I love!
1/ Notre-dame de Paris
Built more than 800 years ago, Notre-Dame de Paris is the capital’s emblematic cathedral. Admission is free, you can discover inside a surprising architecture and outstanding stained glass windows. If you have time, climb the 422 steps to the towers and enjoy a breathtaking view of Paris!
Price for the towers: 8 € / 5 € reduce price. Free for -18 yo and for 18-25 yo résidants of European Union. Free 1st Sunday of the month.
2/ Saint-Jacques Tower
Open from June to early November, the Saint-Jacques Tower is not the most famous of the monuments. Yet the view it offers is one of the most beautiful in Paris! Climbing up the 300 steps (several landings), you will discover an impregnable panorama with the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Sacré-coeur and the arteries of Paris.
Price: 10 €/ 8 € reduced price. Online booking is more convenient here.
3/ Louvre museum
I could stay for hours walking around the Louvre Museum, there are so many pictures to take. My favorite moment is at blue hour, when the pyramid lights up and the sky is not yet too dark! It is also a very beautiful museum to visit!
Tarif visite musée : 15 € sur place / 17 € en ligne. Gratuit pour les – 26 ans. Nocturne gratuite le 1er samedi de chaque mois de 18h à 21h45.
4/ Carrousel du Louvre
The Carrousel du Louvre is a mini Arc de Triomphe located between the pyramid and the Tuileries gardens. It is a beautiful building, especially early in the morning with the first lights of the day! But it is also an underground shopping gallery where you can admire the inverted pyramid!
5/ Tuileries gardens
No matter the season, the Tuileries garden is a must-see. It is the oldest garden in the capital, it was part of the old royal/imperial residence in which the French sovereigns succeeded each other. It is a pleasant stroll where you will discover multiple paths and pretty fountains. Feel free to take a chair and settle for a few minutes!
6/ Place de la Concorde
At the end of the Tuileries gardens, you will find Place de la Concorde. In my opinion, you can find there the prettiest fountains in Paris! In winter, with the Christmas decorations on the obelisk and when the Paris Ferris wheel is present, the atmosphere is magical! Unfortunately, the Ferris wheel is no longer an activity to be planned in Paris, but that doesn’t take away from the charm of this place!
8/ Bir-Hakeim and Mirabeau bridges
When you walk along the Seine river bank, you often have breathtaking views! The walk between Bir Hakeim Bridge and Mirabeau Bridge is one of my favourites. And when you find the right place, you can even see the Basilica of Sacré-coeur between the feet of Bir-Hakeim bridge! Be careful, you need a telephoto lens to get that view.
9/ Arc de triomphe
Situated on the Place de l’Étoile and overlooking the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris’ emblems. It is already amazing and imposing seen from the street, but don’t miss the 360° panorama view it offers from its summit!
Price: 12 € / 9 € reduced price. Free for -18 yo and 18-25 yo European Union residents. Free 1st Sunday of the month.
The Basilica of Sacré-Coeur is located on the hillock of Montmartre, you can see this beautiful building from all over Paris. When you get closer, you can only be impressed by its height and architecture! You can also climb to the top of the dome and enjoy the 360° view! Another breathtaking Parisian panorama!
Price: 6 € / 5 € reduced price.
Entrances to many museums and monuments are free on the first Sunday of each month. Discover the list here.
Some are also free for 18-25 year old European Union residents, for those under 18 or under 26. Check the website of the place you want to visit!
There are of course a lot of other places to see in Paris! I’ll expand the list soon!
I hope you enjoyed this article! Feel free to leave a comment to give me your opinion, tell me what are the places you like most in Paris!
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