Five Places to take Stunning Outdoor Photos in Paris
All Photos © Jean-Michel Leclercq.
Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements), has a population of about 2,200,000. Its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million inhabitants.
An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris had become, by the 12th century, one of Europe’s foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the 18th century. Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.
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1. The Eiffel Tower
When you think about Paris, you think about the Eiffel Tower, the “place to be” for a tourist and a tourist photographer! (yes i know, all the tourists are photographers!)
By the way, the Trocadero and the Champs de Mars are fantastic places for photography.
I suggest you to start your photowalk at Palais de Chaillot. Here you can shot the Eiffel Tower as a landscape, make great street photos and cross the Seine to shoot “la grande dame” with a fantastic angle!
2. Palais Royal Garden
The Palais-Royal is a palace and garden located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Near the Louvre and the Tuileries, take the time to visit this small and historic garden. It’s really a nice place !
You will have to be as imaginative as possible for photography here. The great perspective is hard to find, but the lines of trees, the benches and the chairs are the best tools for original compositions.
3. Le Pont des Arts
Paris is the city of love!
Love padlocks are a custom by which sweethearts affix padlocks to a fence or similar public fixture to symbolise their love. Most common place of Love padlocks are railings of the bridges.
Love padlocks can be found attached to the Pont des Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor and the Pont de l’Archevêché bridges in Paris.
The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the Seine River. It links the Institut de France and the central square of the palais du Louvre.
From this bridge, take the time to go along the Seine to Notre Dame de Paris.
Paris metro has become a symbol of the city, noted for its uniform architecture influenced by Art Nouveau.
Some stations are gorgeous as Saint-Germain-des-Prés with its “place des poètes”, Cité, Louvre…etc… All of them are ideal places for creative and street photography.
Why not create a thematic photobook about metros of the world?
5. Place du Tertre
Don’t be lazy, go north to the amazing village of Montmartre !
The Place du Tertre is a square in Paris’ XVIIIe arrondissement. Only a few streets away from the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, it is the heart of the city’s elevated Montmartre quarter.
Discover “le Paris d’Amélie Poulain” with painters, accordion-players and cafés. Draughts-men and painters take possession of the square. They invite you to share an artistic and pleasant time.