Paris is such a beautiful city. From its grandest monuments to its narrowest streets, every corner is picture-perfect. Or in this day and age, Instagram-worthy! There's probably no other city as Instagrammable as Paris. Even the most obvious spots like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe never fail to captivate everyone. There are even unique and fascinating sights like the Sinking House in Montmartre. All in all, the entire city makes for great Instagram fodder. There are so many to capture, you wouldn't know where to start. Perhaps this guide can help you!
Is there any other landmark as picture-perfect as the Eiffel Tower? Proudly standing as the symbol of France, it's hard to believe that people used to think it was ugly. But over time, the world grew to love this unique architectural marvel, eventually becoming one of the most iconic monuments to ever exist. There's no way you'd travel to Paris and not see it in person. Just seeing it from your luxury apartment
would be enough!
Speaking of views of the Eiffel Tower, do you know where the best vantage point in the city is? Trocadéro
! Specifically, Palais de Chaillot. On its famous esplanade, you'd get to see this beloved monument in all its glory. The place has become a popular photo shoot location because of it. And you know that It's also the perfect spot for taking a selfie with the Eiffel Tower too. Though your shot will likely look too touristy, it'll be worth posting on Instagram, that's for sure!
Champs de Mars
Another great vantage point to capture the best Instagram shots of the Eiffel Tower? Champs de Mars park. Since it's literally right beside the monument in the 7th arrondissement
, you won't get any nearer to it than actually going to the tower yourself. Moreover, since it's also a beautiful park in Paris, you'd get to show the idyllic side of the city in your Instagram post. That's what your followers want to see, after all.
Arc de Triomphe
That's enough about the Eiffel Tower. As famous as it is, there are other iconic and Instagram-worthy landmarks in Paris too. One of which is the Arc de Triomphe. The centerpiece of the Champs-Élysées
, this monument is as historic and as beloved as the Eiffel Tower. Many would argue that it's even more symbolic of French heritage and identity than the latter. Parisians certainly have an affinity for it. Countless holiday celebrations are held here, from Bastille Day
to New Year's Eve.
Admit it! You also want a selfie with the Mona Lisa, don't you? Or at least an Instagram-worthy shot of it so you can brag about having seen her in person. Well, go to the back of the line! Without fail, Leonardo Da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” draws countless people to the Louvre
. It's perhaps the most famous painting in the world, making the museum that houses it among the most well-visited art galleries on the planet. And if you miss your chance to get a selfie with her (trust that it's going to be one heck of a challenge!), the Louvre has other incredible Instagrammable artworks.
Also in the 1st arrondissement
is Palais Royal, perhaps the number one photoshoot location in Paris. Name every French fashion magazine
you know and there's a good chance that they've shot editorials here! Specifically on the Courtyard of Honor, right by the black and white column installations. And if the place is good enough for the most prestigious fashion glossies, it's good enough for your Instagram post! Here's to hoping that there won't be a photoshoot happening when you get here!
As far as Instagram-worthy spots in Paris go, you'd think that Notre Dame would be the first and perhaps even the only church on this list. But after the infamous 2019 fire, the iconic church has yet to return to its original Gothic glory. Don't worry, it'll get there! But for now, let's focus on the Sacré-Cœur in the 18th arrondissement
instead. Perched atop Montmartre Hill, it looks over the rest of the city in such stately magnificence. The church itself is also quite the man-made marvel, imposing with its grand domes that you can see from a mile away!
Perhaps the coolest Instagrammable spot in Paris is the Sinking House that's also in Montmartre
. Located right next to Sacré-Cœur, it's not exactly what you might think it is. There are no houses or buildings submerged in the ground in Paris. The site got its name because when you angle your phone just right, the house you're capturing looks like it's sinking into Montmartre Hill. It's all about tricky photography and the art of looking at things from different perspectives.
While you’re still in Montmartre, why not check out one of the district's finest cafes
? La Maison Rose! Located on Rue de l'Abreuvoir, it's a charming coffee shop housed in a pink maisonette. You can't get any daintier than that! Its storybook appeal makes it one of the best Instagram-worthy spots in the city. Not to mention one of the most memorable cafes in Paris! The shop is so aesthetically pleasing that it even appeared in the hit American TV series, “Emily in Paris
” on Netflix.
Jardin de Tuileries
Though there are many beautiful parks in Paris, Jardin du Tuileries is undoubtedly the most famous of them all. Tourists and locals alike flock to this green space, especially around summertime
, to enjoy a fun, sunny day in the French capital. Of course, it helps that the park itself is picture-perfect in almost every way. From the well-manicured gardens to the famous grand bassin, as well as the Ferris Wheel nearby, it's easy to capture a lovely Parisian scene here that's definitely Instagram-worthy!
If you don't know which parts of Paris you want to post about on Instagram, let this guide lead the way. The French capital is rich in beautiful spots and it'd be easy for you to get confused when you're already there!