Travel planning from even just five years ago is very different than travel planning today. With social media at the top of our photo concentration and especially as someone trying to create a career from travel blogging, travel planning can largely be based on photo planning. It sounds sad but let’s be serious, you’re here reading about top Instagram spots in Paris because you’re probably planning or looking for inspiration to plan a trip to Paris. We can’t help ourselves! I’m the first to admit my friend and I looked up others gorgeous tagged #paris posts while planning our Europe trip. What used to be planning where to stay and what to eat is now anything from best-hidden drink spots to what we’re here for today, tips like Top 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in Paris.
We love it! It feels amazing to get inspired to travel during our morning slave to social media ritual of Instagram over coffee. As someone who writes to inspire others, it’s a personal and business goal to inspire you to travel. Even through something as self-centered as my own Instagram posts. You don’t take them not to share them.
In cities as beautiful as Paris, you could really Instagram every building and little side street cafe. But if you don’t have ample time to just wander and you’re a planner like me, you’ll want to get the best photos at places you really want to see. You could walk around dumbfounded and awestruck at every corner but you have places to see and specific photos to take. You’ll spend your morning at a museum, lunch getting drunk on the cliché Paris cuisine of half decent wine and cheese, walking home with the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance and you’ll plot all your Instagram gems in between.
You will feel the urge to roll your eyes a bit knowing Paris is so good you can’t possibly portray its beauty in tiny photos your followers quickly scroll by, possibly giving a like but passing without the long-term analyzation of composition, lighting and awe your photo deserves but we’ll share them none the less. You can’t bring Paris home with you of course but its so nice to carry something back with you, even if its a photograph with a beautiful memory attached.
Top 8 Most Instagrammable Spots in Paris
Musee D’Orsay Clock
The floor to ceiling clock in the Musee D’Orsay offers stunning panoramic views through a unique view. Catch the right moment between big crowds for a beautiful silhouette shot.
Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Les Ombres Rooftop Restaurant
The glass-roofed restaurant Les Ombres, located on the rooftop of Musée du Quai Branly, along the Seine, offers a stunning panoramic view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. P.S. if you book your restaurant visit on trip advisor through Ebates you’ll get 1.5% cash back for free!
Address: 27 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France
The colorful houses of Rue Cremieux
Rue Cremieux is a gorgeous and honestly completely random side street in Paris lined with colorful houses any traveler would dream of. It’s like Disney on a side street. When looking for Instagram spots in Paris, this one is always at the top of the list.
Address: It’s off another road but we found it by going to 225 Rue de Bercy and Rue Cremieux is right off the corner
Montmartre is the beautiful artist town sitting at the top of the largest hill in the 18th arrondissement; like the crown of Paris. La Maison Rose is the perfect fairy pink, surrounded by plants, café on the corner of a side street in Montmartre. While the café is a landmark, there are also so many beautiful side streets to photograph as well.
Address: 2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris, France
Macarons from Ladurée Bonaparte
You can buy macarons from almost any bakery these days. But what could be more quintessential than a macaroon from the famous bakery Ladurée Bonaparte in Paris, France? Colorful and delicious these sweet treats make for beautiful Instagram photos.
Address: 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
Le Bon Marche
While a department store doesn’t sound very riveting, when it’s the first ever department store created in 1852 in Paris, France, it’s pretty incredible. Not only is the inside a fashion dream but the outside surrounding park is a beautiful place to relax and well…take a bunch of pictures.
Address: 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France
Jardin du Luxembourg or The Luxembourg Gardens began in 1612 created for the princess and later queen of France, Marie de Medici. Walk around the fountains and watch children sail their small wooden boats or grab a seat and relax around the gardens beautiful edges.
Address: 75006 Paris, France
Let’s be serious, as much as we don’t want to be the overly obvious tourist we still want the fun and iconic photos like this one with The Louvre.
Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
PSA: Just remember Instagram is the best and most beautiful moments in peoples lives. Instagram is meant to show off a seemingly “perfect” life, that’s why we love it, it’s our own photo bragging monolog. Don’t let it consume your travel plans and don’t ruin someone else’s memories with the need for the perfect shot. If, and hopefully when, you get that perfect shot, be happy, savor the moment and in-real-life beauty, if not, then move on.
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