Paris is one of the most beautiful places in the world. With its iconic architecture, quaint cafes and gorgeous greenery, there is so much to see and capture in this photogenic city. Paris lends itself perfectly to Instagram, filling your grid with envy-worthy shots.
Below are ten Instagram photos to inspire your next trip to Paris!
1 Pigalle Basketball Court
@theglitteringunknown has captured it in all its technicolour glory below. This basketball court has been a bright addition to the Rue Duperré for years, but last year it was given a pink-and-blue update that saw it become a number-one attraction for tourists looking for that perfect Instagram photo.
Quite possibly the world’s prettiest basketball court 🏀 unsurprising why they have to have signs saying you need a permit to have a photoshoot there- otherwise no one would ever be able to play! It was closed this day while we were walking around with @leahshoup @comejoinmyjourney_ @marc_nouss bur I managed to snap this through a gap in tbe street wall #glitteringparis
2 The Louvre Pyramid
The view of the Louvre Pyramid from the courtyard is beautiful and surprisingly modern for Paris. Take inspiration from @juanjerez and avoid tourists by snapping your photo at night.
3 The Pont Alexandre III Bridge
The bridge itself in all its gold grandeur is picturesque, but the view of the River Seine and beyond is what will really set your scene. Be inspired by the Instagram account of photographer @saaggo and try shooting at sunset when everything looks even more beautiful.
4 Luxembourg Gardens
The Luxembourg Palace and surrounding gardens make a colourful floral picture in the spring and summer months. @camila.militao has found the ideal spot to pose in front of.
5 Rue Crémieux
This street has become the go-to colourful backdrop for your Parisian photos as seen in @sliceofparis’ image below. The pastel rainbow street is simply picture perfect and will add a pop of colour to your grid.
6 Disneyland Paris
Even after waiting in long queues with impatient children (and adults!), there is something so magical about walking into Disneyland Paris. There are so many photo opportunities, from the parade to the many fairytale characters, but the best backdrop for a picture is Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, as captured below by @caradelahoyde.
Are you committed enough to your Instagram to climb 300 steps like @jedtheoptimist? It will no doubt be worth it to snap a picture of one of the best panoramic views of the city.
8 Shakespeare and Company
This beautiful book store is surrounded by cherry blossoms in the spring months and is close to Notre Dame, so no doubt you will be in the area while you’re touring the city. As shown by @paris.with.me, this book shop lends itself to an artsy shot.
9 Ladurée Paris Champs Elysées
This stop is a double win for your Instagram account as not only is the outside of the green building perfect for a photo, the colourful macarons on the inside are equally photogenic. The only trouble is taking a photo before you eat your treats! @jasminelle has perfectly captured the allure of Ladurée treats below.
10 The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower may seem like the most obvious place for your Instagram photo but there is good reason why it should be. At 324 metres in height it can be seen from so many places in the city so don’t feel like you need to be next to it to get a good photo! The Instagram account of @seb_gordon is full of ideas on where to get the best photo of the Eiffel Tower.
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