Paris is well known as the City of Lights and more recently for the jet-setting romantics and wanderlusters alike. It is one of the most beautiful, charismatic, and photogenic cities in the world. Overlooking the city, high atop Montmartre or walking in the narrow alleys of the Marais, here are 10 of the most Instagrammable spots you’ll want to make a stop at in Paris.
1. The Eiffel Tower
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An obvious choice, but not mention of Paris would be complete without it. Pack a baguette and stay until the twinkling lights come on. Take your pick of viewing points like the Palais de Chaillot or Arc de Triomphe, but really there’s no bad photo with this beauty in it.
2. Rue Cremieux
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One of the most colorful and quite possibly most photographed street in all of Paris, Rue Cremieux is a quaint, brightly colored, house lined street located off of Rue de Lyon and Avenue Ledru-Rollin. Take a stroll up and down the quiet street a few times and each time something new & darling will catch your eye! Closest metro stop to get you there is Quai de la Rapée.
3. Tuileries Garden
If Paris is known for something other than the Eiffel Tower, it’s the beautiful parks that dot the city. One of the most widely known parks to stroll, the Garden des Tuileries, is filled with Instagrammable carousels, delicate green bistro chairs dotted along the tree-lined paths throughout the park. Head here for a perfect park picture year round.
4. La Maison Rose
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High atop Montemartre up the ivy-lined Rue de l’Abreuvoir on the corner sits the most darling pink café with painted green shutters. This unbeknownced gem is quietly hidden up a one way street but if you know where to turn on a walk through Montmartre, you’re sure to find it!
5. Palais Royal
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Enclosed within beautiful inner courtyard of the Palais Royal, sits Buren’s Columns. These black and white columns are both an fantastic (once controversial) art installation and perfect backdrop for a little Instagram balancing act!
6. Musee D’Orsay
Paris is well known for their beautiful museums but one in particular, on the left bank of the Seine, is the Musee D’Orsay. Once a railway station housing trains coming in and out of Paris, it is now a museum that holds one of the largest collections of Impressionist art. One of the most notably vast (and lovely) landmarks at the museum is the clock that is located on the third floor of the museum. Grab your iPhone or camera and get ready to shoot one of the prettiest views of Paris, the Seine, and the Sacre Coeur or take a shadow picture in front of the glorious clock.
7. Boot Cafe
In the heart of the Marais sits an adorable coffee shop with colorful painted facade that reads, Cordonnerie, or “cobbler” shop. This paint shop that once housed shoes now hosts a great cup of coffee inside this shoebox sized coffee shop. White tile and magazines dot the small space and outside you’ll find the perfect perch to capture that Instagram shot!
8. Galerie Vivienne
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Part of Parisian history lies within the covered passages of the historic shopping galleries that dot the city. One of the oldest and most beautiful is Galerie Vivienne in the 2nd Arrondissement. Tiled floors and beautiful glass ceilings showcase encase quaint bookstores and house delightful eateries. Walking the passages of the Galerie Vivienne reminds you of Paris in the 1800’s.
9. Plaza Athenee
Near the Champs-Élysées and Eiffel Tower rests the historic Plaza Athenee hotel. If you’re a fan of Sex and the City, you’ll remember Carrie’s fabulous view of the Eiffel Tower from her room! With bright red awnings that drape from every window, the exterior is iconic and Instagram worthy.
10. Jardin du Luxembourg
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No Parisian visit is complete without a stroll through the beauty of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Created in the 1600’s around Luxembourg palace, a walk will reveal peaceful reflection pools and tree lined walkways. From artists painting in the gardens, small carts selling delightful treats, and blossoming flower gardens, it’s a visual delight. There are no shortage of Instagrammable moments walking around this beautiful garden park.
11. Laduree Champs Elysee
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If you’re looking for a sweet treat, look no further than the most iconic dessert spot in all of Paris, Laduree. From the delicate green packaging to the macaron filled cafe, this is a feast for the eyes. The exterior alone is swoon-worthy and worth the walk down bustling Champs Elysee.
12. Strada Cafe
If you’re looking for a dreamy, minimalist cafe, walk down to the 2nd Arrondissement to the Strada Cafe. The sweet little cafe in the Marais district is perfect for grabbing a quick lunch and taking a darling Instagram shot of the obligatory cafe au lait.