Paris lives to the rhythm of the Fashion Week and its shows! Fashion lovers make the most of the iconic shows to decipher the trends to come, as well as showing off their trendiest looks. Passionate people can also leave on a quest for the best spots for a fantastic photoshoot. And between major classics no one can get tired of and more little-known places to innovate, here are our favorite locations in Paris to shoot great pictures!
Paris Fashion Week 2022: tips to improve your portraits and photoshoots
Paris Fashion Week is back, and this is the occasion to immortalize your looks! On the occasion, we have found some great tips and tricks to improve your portraits and photoshoots with your smartphone! [Read more]
The staple Colonnes de Buren and the gardens of the Palais Royal
For photograph fans, the Palais-Royal is a genuine playground! At the Deux Plateaux, the Colonnes de Buren are a Parisian landmark regularly attracting Parisians and tourists for great shoots. You can also enjoy the wonderful perspectives provided by the shopping arcades surrounding the place and the bucolic charm of the gardens made popular by the Emily in Paris series. Not far from there, you can also enjoy the Place de Valois, where Emily works and which is a great shooting location! Last but not least, you can also get the façade of the Comédie Française and use it as a wonderful background for your best portraits.
Jardins du Palais-Royal, one of Paris’ beloved parks
The Jardins du Palais-Royal is one of the most coveted places in Paris when the sun shines. Let us tell you why. [Read more]
The covered galleries, the Galerie Vivienne and the Passage des Panoramas
Another Parisian gem, the string of covered Parisian galleries providing an atmosphere very special to each one of them. The Galerie Vivienne – undoubtedly the most beautiful of them all – is often coveted for its beautiful neo-classic decoration. We also love the Galerie Véro-Dodat and the Galerie des Princes making us dive into the heart of yesteryear Paris, as well as the Passage du Cerf and its gorgeous glass roof providing a fantastic light when the sun gets out. Last but not least, the very lively Passage des Panoramas is a place of choice with terraces for an indulging break and a very Parisian experience.
The most beautiful covered passages in Paris
You may know it, but Paris houses many covered passages. Let’s discover the 12 most beautiful Parisian covered passages with our self-guided tour. [Read more]
The Poste du Louvre, the latest spot we fell in love with!
Recently inaugurated, the Poste du Louvre is a wonderful venue for shooting with the hidden inner courtyard, safe from the Parisian streets’ hustle and bustle. This is a place where ancient Paris meets the industrial era. Do not hesitate to walk around the building to fully enjoy the façade and play with the perspectives delivered by this hidden square!
The Poste du Louvre opens
Historic building a stone’s throw from Paris Halles area, the Poste du Louvre, opens this Monday January 10, 2022. In addition to the famous post office that is to open next week this 5-story place now provides a shopping mall, social housings, a 5-star hotel, a restaurant, a rooftop bar, and a plant-filled terrace. [Read more]
Meet at the temple of fashion!
And in addition to displaying incredible exhibitions, the Musée de la Mode is a great place to shoot pictures. The Palais Galliera is a must with a Beaux-Arts style inspired by both the Renaissance and the Antiquity. Enjoy a tour of the museum before heading to the adjacent park that also works as a great photoshoot location!
A History of Fashion, the Palais Galliera exhibition is up
Palais Galliera is back in full glamor! From October 2, 2021 to June 26, 2022, the museum displays collections through an exhibition returning on history through fashion. Called “A History of Fashion. Collecting and Exhibiting at the Palais Galliera”, this display expects you in the new galleries of the palace. [Read more]
Palais Galliera square, a wonderful green park in Paris
A sun-filled garden awaits you behind Palais Galliera. This lovely green setting, also named Square Brignole-Galliera, is the ideal place to treat you to a break in a great place. [Read more]
From the Concorde to the Madeleine, spots we cannot get bored of!
This is a wonderful tour waiting for you. First, stop by the Hôtel de la Marine – recently opened – likely to inspire you. Under the arches, in the heart of the confidential courtyard, or under the beautiful glass roof, make the most of it to go on a tour of the magnificent spaces. It will not disappoint! Then, between the Place de la Concorde and the Church of the Madeleine hides the Village Royal, a confidential place also used for artistic installations. Whether you come to shoot in front of a luxury store, seated on a hidden terrace or posing in the middle of stone buildings, this is a great location in town!
The most beautiful neighborhood-villages in Paris
We know how stressful Paris can be, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a bucolic stroll in one of the many villages in Paris. You’ll thank us later. [Read more]
Hotel de la Marine, the magnificent venue to discover in Paris
Paris Hotel de la Marine is open. Come and discover this renovated Parisian heritage gem proudly sitting at the Place de la Concorde. Place of historical discoveries and place of life expect you. [Read more]
Paris – New-York in a few minutes
Although Paris is a genuine open-air museum, you can enjoy great and more modern architecture making you feel you left the city. In the 13th arrondissement, the Olympiades area is surrounded by high towers and is a great spot. Do not underestimate the potential of the La Défense area, the Parisian Manhattan. Or, if you happen to be in the Grenelle neighborhood, by the Novotel Tour Eiffel, you will discover another playground likely to inspire you!
Small secret locations in town!
But Paris also features great and secret places. To discover them, you need to get lost and once you got there, you often tend to keep them to yourselves. But since we enjoy sharing good deals, here are a few of them. The Place Furstemberg in the Latin Quarter and its gorgeous streetlamp feels like a movie set. In the same area, we recommend to look for the Square Félix Desruelles where you can find a nice gate that could do as a gorgeous background. In Montmartre, if you wish to get the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in the back, from a lesser-known angle, we invite you to venture around the square Marcel Bleustein Blanchet!
The square of the rue de Furstemberg in Paris: a secret and very charming spot
Nestled in Paris Latin Quarter, the square of the rue de Furstemberg is a secret place in Paris attracting photographers. So discreet it does not even have a name, but this square is so appealing and charming! [Read more]
Little-known parks and gardens in Paris, secret places to discover now
With sunny days coming up, parks, gardens, and squares in Paris attract many Parisians and tourists looking for a place in the sun. We offer you to go on the discovery of these little-known places, lovely green settings that remain secret in Paris. [Read more]
7 secret museums to discover in Paris when lockdown is lifted
In Paris, there are major museums, but also more confidential places worth the trip. Feel like discovering hidden gems? Here are 7 secret museums to discover in Paris as soon as possible! [Read more]
Street-art locations to shake things up!
To counterbalance with the classic and historic backgrounds, we offer you to go against the flow and dive into the universe of street-artists. Some streets of the city are genuine art galleries in the open-air! Among the fantastic spots you can complete shoots, run to rue Henri-Noguère in the 19th arrondissement, the Bercy skatepark in the 12th, under the covered square at 95 rue du Temple in the Marais, or in front of Serge Gainsbourg’s house in the 7th arrondissement.
Walking tour: Where to see street-art in Paris?
Street art, these fleeting works turning a city into a true open-air exhibition are more and more attractive. If you’re interested in this urban art, we unearthed you spots where you can admire and even meet street artists. [Read more]
And to go further…
Paris: the most Insta-worthy places in town
Are you an Insta-addict looking for great places and backgrounds to add to your feeds on social networks? Here are our favorite places for beautiful and super-Instagrammable pictures. [Read more]
Emily in Paris Season 2: discover the series locations
Emily in Paris is back on Netflix for a second season. It tells the story of a young American lady who arrives in Paris and has to adapt to her new French life. All along the episodes, you discover spots that make you want to rediscover Paris from Emily’s point of view. And good news, the series has been renewed for a second season: here are the shooting locations of the first season! [Read more]