The most coveted picture from a trip to Paris is always a romantic shot of the Eiffel Tower. But as you prepare for a trip to Paris, do you know where to find the best Eiffel Tower photo spots? Read on to discover these well known and hidden spots around the city of lights!
Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #1 – Trocadéro
One of the classic Eiffel Tower photo spots is the Trocadéro directly across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. Unless you go very early in the morning, this spot will most likely be overrun by tourists and souvenir sellers. So to get that perfect shot without hoards of people in the background, aim to visit and shoot in the morning like my friend Giulia of Palm Trees & Pellegrino! I shot with Brittney midday at the carousel and it was quite busy, we ended up having to wait for the right moments without anyone else in the shots.
Location: Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
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Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #2 – Palais de Tokyo
One metro stop away from the Trocadero is the Palais de Tokyo museum and another awe worthy Eiffel Tower shot. This spot is small and not very well known (more of a stumble upon it spot than a destination) so I had no problem taking a few minutes to get the shot!
Location: Rue de la Manutention & Avenue du Président Wilson
Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #3 – Rue de l’Université
You’ve probably seen this shot all over Instagram and Pinterest, but never realized it! Just east of the Eiffel Tower campus, the dead end of Rue de l’Université perfectly frames this iconic monument. There are several vantage points that make amazing shots, from right in the middle of the street to off on the sidewalk. This spot is not as well know as say the Trocadéro, but still attracts tourists and bloggers alike. To guarantee an empty shot, get your day started early and shoot in the morning.
Location: Rue de l’Université & Avenue de la Bourdonnais
Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #4 – Place de la Concorde
Situated at the end of the Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde boasts several vantage points for the Eiffel Tower. From the moment you emerge from the Concorde metro station, you are greeted by the icon. My favorite spot to shoot was from the most north spot of the Tuileries between Jeu de Paume and l’Orangerie.
Location: Terrasse du Jeu de Paume
Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #5 – Pont Alexandre III/Cours-la-Reine
After shooting at Place de la Concorde, I was talked towards Champs-Élysées and stumbled upon this spot just before reaching Pont Alexandre III. I loved how the trees of Promenade du Cours-de-la-Reine and the columns of the bridge framed the Eiffel Tower!
Location: Pont Alexandre III & Cours la Reine
Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #6 – Arc de Triomphe
Another classic viewpoint in Paris, you can also get some great shots of and with the Eiffel Tower if you plan accordingly. These shots were taken from the southwest corner of the terrace viewpoint, and there was a bit of competition to be in this spot. This first image was taken with a wide angle on my phone. While it was great for a sweeping view of the city, I used my 85mm lens on my DSLR to capture the last two to fill the frame with the Eiffel Tower.
Location: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #7 – Panthéon
I stumbled upon this Eiffel Tower vantage point while Lime Scootering around the Latin Corner and didn’t have my camera with me (for shame I know!). While the Eiffel Tower is quite small in these shots, I am sure a long focal length lens would bring the Eiffel Tower closer.
Location: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France
Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #8 – Down the Street from Sacre Coeur
While Sacre Coeur is great view of Paris, you can’t actually see the Eiffel Tower! But as you head west from Sacre Coeur towards the heart of Montemartre, pause for a great view of it through the trees.
Location: Rue Azais & Rue du Mont-Cenis
Eiffel Tower Photo Spot #9 – Galleries Lafayette Haussmann
A meal with a view? Yes please! Enjoy the delicious food served at the Galleries Lafayette Haussmann and sneak a peek at the Eiffel Tower from the south windows. You can also catch a view on the 180 terrace viewpoint upstairs.
Location: 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Which spot to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower is your favorite? Comment down below! Thanks for reading!