ARC DE TRIOMPHE
75008

INSIDER TIP | Some insist on climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower for awe-inspiring views of Paris but the Instagrammer's spot is atop the Arc de Triomphe where you see the tops of fluffly trees lining the streets fanning off from the Place de l'Etoile, the mansard roofs and the Eiffel Tower. Keep your focus on maintaining a leading line toward your main subject: the Eiffel Tower. 

PLACE DE VOSGES 75004 INSIDER TIP | The Place des Vosges isn't just the most beautiful but the oldest planned square in Paris. Get the perfect shot by standing in the center of the square, where you'll have a path leading to the fountain with the backdrop of these gorgeous buildings. Note: La Maison Victor Hugo is free to enter and open daily. 

PLACE DE VOSGES
75004

INSIDER TIP | The Place des Vosges isn't just the most beautiful but the oldest planned square in Paris. Get the perfect shot by standing in the center of the square, where you'll have a path leading to the fountain with the backdrop of these gorgeous buildings. Note: La Maison Victor Hugo is free to enter and open daily. 

LA BONAPARTE
42 Rue Bonaparte, 75006

INSIDER TIP | No competition: Paris does al fresco dining better than any other city! Kick up your feet for drinks at this Saint-Germain spot, known for its tri-color awning and prime people-watching opportunities. 

MERCI
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003

INSIDER TIP | This ruby hot ride is always parked inside the courtyard of Paris's most bobo chic concept store, Merci. 

 

PALAIS- ROYAL
8 rue de Montpensier, 75001

INSIDER TIP | Daniel Buren's columns are a draw for children who hop from one side of the space to the other and for adults, who quickly feel like they're part of a living work of art. On one side, you'll see the historic theater La Comédie Française and to the other, the Palais Royal gardens. 


PHOTO TIP | Key to getting the perfect shot at the Palais Royal is making sure you're positioned so that the lines of the columns and building intersect. 

RUE LEPIC
75018

INSIDER TIP | There's a reason people say that Montmartre feels like a village, separate from the rest of Paris. One of the best introductions to this feeling is on rue Lepic, which winds all the up toward Sacré Coeur. Take a leisurely stroll and admire the view. 


 

RUE DU PARC ROYAL, 75004 INSIDER TIP | Walk too quickly on rue du Parc Royal in the Marais and you might miss this green stunner.  PHOTO TIP | The best moment to photograph the building is between spring and fall when the leaves are at their most lush. 

RUE DU PARC ROYAL, 75004

INSIDER TIP | Walk too quickly on rue du Parc Royal in the Marais and you might miss this green stunner. 


PHOTO TIP | The best moment to photograph the building is between spring and fall when the leaves are at their most lush. 

JARDIN DES TUILERIES
175001

INSIDER TIP | There's something for everyone in the city's most central garden. Views of the Louvre, beautiful garden design, iconic green chairs for people-watching, and the perfect backdrop for a brisk walk or run. 


PHOTO TIP | Gardens are beautiful to shoot but here, the trick is to use the green chairs as a creative element. Play with their placement or photograph people taking it all in. 


 

LES BUTTES CHAUMONT

INSIDER TIP | A green happy place in Paris that's off the beaten tourist path. Head to higher vantage points for this view (or, if you're sporty, run to the top). 

RUE DES BARRES, 75004

INSIDER TIP | Part of the appeal in this passageway is how surprising it is when you stumble upon it. Follow it past the church on the left and you'll end up in the oldest section of the Marais. 


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RUE DE LA GRANGE AUX BELLES 75010 INSIDER TIP | Photogenic storefronts, stacked side by side. The flowers trickling down the sidewalk makes this a scenic spot worth photographing.         

RUE DE LA GRANGE AUX BELLES
75010

INSIDER TIP | Photogenic storefronts, stacked side by side. The flowers trickling down the sidewalk makes this a scenic spot worth photographing. 

 

 


 


 

PARC DE BELLEVILLE

INSIDER TIP | A favorite local hangout for lounging, picnicking and taking in the summer sun with a view of the entire city. 

PHOTO TIP |  Head to the highest point of the park for a view of the Eiffel Tower in your shot. 

AU PETIT FER A CHEVAL
30 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004

INSIDER TIP | Cafe life. The Marais is full of interesting characters and this is a great place to park yourself and people watch. 

 

ILE SAINT-LOUIS

INSIDER TIP | Spring and summer picnics along the Seine aren't a thing of popular imagination - they're daily! The Place Louis Aragon on the Ile Saint-Louis is a special, peaceful spot to take a bottle of wine and a few nibbles (and a great location for the ultimate Seine-side picnic shot!). 

VIEW FROM SACRÉ COEUR 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 INSIDER TIP |  The best part of Paris is getting a different sense of the city depending on the vantage point. From the steps of Sacre Coeur guarantees one of the most awe-inspiring and all-encompassing. Head to the sides of the cathedral for a more residential view.  PHOTO TIP | For a different feel, set an alarm and get into position just as the sun begins to rise. You'll capture a soft glow over the city that's short-living but inspiring.   

VIEW FROM SACRÉ COEUR
35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018

INSIDER TIP |  The best part of Paris is getting a different sense of the city depending on the vantage point. From the steps of Sacre Coeur guarantees one of the most awe-inspiring and all-encompassing. Head to the sides of the cathedral for a more residential view. 


PHOTO TIP | For a different feel, set an alarm and get into position just as the sun begins to rise. You'll capture a soft glow over the city that's short-living but inspiring.