Top Three Paris Instagram Spots
Before visiting Paris, I bookmarked quite a few photos on Instagram of some beautiful locations for photos! Even though I checked out quite a few blogs posts on a few spots, I noticed I still had some questions! My husband and I are not the type to get up super early so we planned our photo shoots around a mid afternoon and sunset schedule. Below are my favorite Instagram Spots in Paris, France and answers to a few common photo spot questions!
- How to get to the Trocadero Eiffel Tower Instagram Spot?
- What time is best to avoid the crowds at The Louvre Photo Spot?
- How to take pictures with The Acre de Triomphe without tons of cars?
How To Get To The Eiffel Tower Photo Spot
Although there are several Eiffel Tower Instagram Spots, the most featured on Instagram is the spot at the Trocadero. Set your Google Maps to this location! Once you see the long rectangular fountain and carousel look up and you’ll notice a parallel set of stairs! Most people take photos along those staircases! We checked out this Eiffel Tower Instagram spot around 3PM on the first day we arrived. Even though it was rainy, the photo spot was pretty busy. However, if you’re just snapping a few photos, you’ll find a moment for you! Everyone is there for the Eiffel Tower view and everyone we encountered was so aware and kind with photo courtesy!
Best Time Of Day To Take Pictures At The Louvre
We decided to visit The Louvre around 8PM before heading to dinner and our 11PM show reservations at Le Lido. (Best show in Paris, in my opinion!) Since we visited Paris in mid May, the sun set around 8:30PM. When we arrived to The Louvre in the late evening we expected to find crowds still hovering around the famous glass pyramid. To our surprise, almost the entire area outside of The Louvre was empty! Besides a few other couples and families taking photos, we had the place to ourselves! Another benefit to visiting The Louvre at sunset are the lights inside the pyramid! Right as the natural light starts to dim, the pyramid lights turn on! We still had ten minutes of light to capture moments with the pyramid lite up!
How To Take Pictures With The Acre de Triomphe
Located at the western end of The Champs-Élysées, the Acre de Triomphe is featured in a congested area. If unable to capture photos in the early morning, head to the photo spot at a time works with your daily itinerary. My husband and I took photos with the Acre de Triomphe in the late afternoon. While taking pictures, we watched the circular traffic pattern to figure out the moment with the least amount of cars. Instead of pausing in the crosswalk to center yourself under the acre, head to the sidewalks that line The Champs-Élysées! We stood at the corner of the sidewalk and patiently waited for the right moment! Since the sidewalk is wide, we had lots of room to experiment with different angles!
In love with Paris? Check out the French Riviera!
Did you know the French Riviera has some amazing Instagramable Spots too? Check out my blog post on Menton, France – a secret photo spot along the French Riviera! If you plan to travel to the French Riviera, I sharing the perfect five day itinerary along the coast in this blog post here!
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