Want to boost your Instagram account with photos that will raise the counter to “likes”? France.fr has selected for you some of the most popular places to strike a pose in the capital. Whether you are more in a bucolic, poetic, historical mood or in lack of color, you will inevitably find what you are looking for.
The most poetic: Montmartre
Strolling through the streets of this district in the north of the capital, it feels like a movie set. Cobbled streets, houses, stairs, stalls… Every corner has the potential to trigger a shower of “likes” on Instagram! Among our favorite spots, the Maison Rose, a restaurantlocated rue de l’Abreuvoir, recognizable by its pink facade and green shutters, or even the building that seems to sink straight into an ocean of lawns. To immortalize this optical illusion, you will have to go to the foot of the stairs of the Sacré-Coeur and find the right angle of view! We will not miss the Villa Léandre and its bucolic houses or the Wall of Je t’aime, in the Jehan Rictus square on the Place des Abbesses, which should both increase the counter on Instagram.
The most graphic: the Palais-Royal garden
We no longer present the “Two trays”, this installation signed by the sculptor Daniel Buren, better known under the name of the “Columns of Buren”, which adorns the main courtyard of the Palais-Royal, in the heart of Paris. It must be said that these 260 black and white marble columns of different sizes are an invitation to strike a pose! The gardendu Palais-Royal, seen in the series Emily in Paris , is also very photogenic, with its alleys of trees and its arcades.
The most archi: the Louvre Pyramid
You don’t have to be La Joconde (or Beyoncé) to panic the crowds! A nice photo of the glass and metal pyramid located in the heart of the Napoleon courtyard of the museumdu Louvre should be enough to delight your community. On the other hand, you will have to get up early and be patient to hope that you won’t have anyone in the frame! By day, at sunrise, at nightfall or even illuminated in the evening, the monument offers an almost infinite number of shots.
The most bucolic: the rue des Thermopyles
Want to take your Instagram feed for a trip to the countryside without leaving Paris? Direction rue des Thermopyles, in the 14th arrondissement of the capital. This cobbled street lined with houses typical of the ancient village of Plaisance is a true haven of peace. We come there in the spring, when the wisteria are in bloom.
The most colorful: Beaugrenelle’s purple wall
Los Angeles has its pink wall on Melrose Avenue, Paris has its purple wall! Located in the Beaugrenelle district, in the 15th arrondissement, this wall is actually the bottom of one of the buildings in rue Robert de Flers. To find it, you will have to look up and not hesitate to take a little height!
The sportiest: the Duperré field
Still want some color? Head for the Pigalle district, in the 9th arrondissement, and more precisely rue Duperré, where the most photogenic basketball court in the capital is hidden. Currently under construction, its reopening is expected in March to stock up on vitamin photos.
The most historic: the covered passages
Take a trip to 19th century Paris by strolling through the covered passages of the capital. If there were about a hundred at the beginning of the last century, today there are only about twenty, mainly located around the Grands Boulevards, in the center of Paris. Between the colorful mosaics, the marble floors with graphic patterns, the old-fashioned storefronts and signs, the glass roofs and other statues, we no longer know where to focus! Among the most emblematic, the Passage du Grand-Cerf and its glass roof perched nearly 12 meters above the ground, the Galerie Vivienne and its colorful mosaic on the ground or the Passage des Panoramas, one of the oldest in the capital.
The most unmissable: the Eiffel Tower
Impossible not to include the Iron Lady in this top of the most instagrammable places of the capital. But do you know the most popular spots to photograph her? The most obvious is the Esplanade du Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement, a veritable balcony on the Eiffel Tower which stands on the other side of the Seine.
Another popular point of view for influencers is Square Rapp, in the 7th arrondissement. With its wrought iron gate and very elaborate facades, this dead end offers a typically Parisian decor with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop. Other Parisian arteries also unveil a breathtaking view of the monument: avenue de Camoens in the 16th arrondissement, rue de l’Université or even rue Saint-Dominique, both in the 7th arrondissement.