It’s hard to imagine that there might be a spot in Paris that wouldn’t make a fantastic Instagram photo, but it’s probably possible. It’s more fun to think of the most amazing spots in this magical city to post on Instagram. Whether they’re well-known or a little off the beaten path, these are the places we feel are the most Instagram-worthy in Paris.
Arc de Triomphe
You’ll most certainly stroll along the Champs-Élysées during your time in Paris so, of course, you’ll want to capture a shot of one of the city’s most famous monuments, the Arc de Triomphe. It sits at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle. You’ll learn a lot more about the monument with a visit to its website. It’s more than just a recognizable feature in the city.
A key place of major national events. Wanted by Napoleon in 1806, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in 1836 by French king, Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried at the base of the arch in 1921. The flame of remembrance is rekindled every day at 18:30.
Musée du Louvre
Between the Tuileries Gardens and the church of Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois on the Right Bank of the Seine, this former royal palace is where you’ll spend a few hours wandering. As you’re wandering through the Musée du Louvre and appreciating the art you’ll likely take a fair share of photos. However, its iconic glass pyramid has become synonymous with this quintessential art museum and the beauty is that you can create a shot that is uniquely your own. Regardless of your angle, the juxtaposition of this modern glass pyramid against the backdrop of the building from another time is a sure-fire Instagram hit.
Shakespeare and Company
The history behind what was two separate and independent English-language bookstores in Paris that we know as Shakespeare and Company is epic. First opened by American Sylvia Beach in 1919 and then into a larger space a few years later, Shakespeare and Company became a gathering place for writers who, at the time, were aspiring. This includes the likes of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, and Ezra Pound. Once the Germans occupied Paris during World War II, Shakespeare and Company closed its doors in 1941. However, 10 years later the dream of Shakespeare and Company was revived by another American, George Whitman.
Its free reading library and collection of both new and second-hand books are impressive, but what you may end up enjoying while taking in the history of the notable store, is the cafe they added in 2015. It is here that you’re able to relax and enjoy the vibe of the institution that is Shakespeare and Company and Instagram to your heart’s content.
La Maison Rose
While not completely unfamiliar, La Maison Rose may be a bit off the beaten path but it’s well worth the trip once you set eyes on this gorgeous, little, oh-so-French pink cafe with green shutters. A perfect respite from your stroll up Montemartre when you reach this corner on Rue de l’Abreuvoir with its ivy-lined passages. In addition to being an Instagram picture-perfect spot, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some amazing French cuisine in a casual Parisian setting.
La Tour Eiffel
No trip to Paris is complete without a shot of the Eiffel Tower. Whether you opt for the tourist option of visiting the tower up close and personal or admiring it from afar, the Eiffel Tower is quintessentially Paris and we’d be remiss in not suggesting it make its way into your Instagram posts. As they say, “There’s no feeling like it…” Shoot the tower from underneath, nearby, from a distance, or shoot Paris from one of the decks of the tower. You can even try from one of the Eiffel Tower restaurants.
You might even want to follow our Instagram account here as we love sharing Paris content! When it comes to Paris, it is hard to find something that wouldn’t look great on Instagram. So, tell us, which of these will make it to your account? In planning your visit to the city of lights, you’ll find the perfect place for you when you read The Best Area to Stay In Paris For Every Type of Traveler.