Paris surely is one of the most beautiful city I know. Its unique architecture and beautiful monuments make every locations super photogenic. As an art and photography lover myself, I’m putting here my favorite photo locations in Paris during winter. Even if the weather might be gloomy or grey, I especially love the mystical and moody vibes it gives to photographs. If you’re planning to visit the French capital soon, make sure to keep this guide with you while visiting or save it for later !
The Louvre Museum is a must-see monument in Paris. And it is so big that you can add it to all your stays! Its famous glass pyramid and its magnificent inner courtyard are full of photogenic features. Before/After exploring the Museum’s galleries, take the time to explore the courtyard, its stairs and crossings before moving to your next stop.
Institut de France
Right in front of the Louvre, across the famous Pont des Arts, is the Institut de France. It is a French learned society grouping 5 academies, including the biggest one, the Académie française, the pre-eminent French council for matters pertaining to the French language. I especially love the Cupola of the Institute, overlooking the Pont des Arts.
Palais Royal/Colonnes de Buren
A former royal palace located near the Louvre, the Palais Royal, now houses both the Ministry of Culture and the Constitutional Council. Its larger inner courtyard is adorned with Daniel Buren’s art piece, known as Les Colonnes de Buren. I also like its typical arcades with fashionable cafes and shops.
One cannot remain uninspiring by its imposing golden door, its details and the beautiful architecture of the Petit Palais Museum.
Lamarck-Caulaincourt is the name of a station of Paris Métro Line 12, located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, in the Montmartre district. It is one of my favorite places, especially because of its beautiful double staircase featured in the film Amélie, which is one of my favorite movie ever !
Located on the left bank of the Seine, the Quartier Latin is a beautiful district known for its lively atmosphere and student life. It is home to a number of higher education establishments, including the famous Sorbonne University. Its architecture is beautiful and I particularly love all its iconic cobblestone streets.
Musée Gustave Moreau
This museum is installed in the painter’s family home. You will see both the apartments with family portraits and his huge studios, with hundreds of paintings and watercolors. It really has a magical atmosphere and the unique architecture makes it a nice place to avoid the rain for example! And can we talk about those stairs?!
Rue de la Colombe
Right next to the famous cafe “Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole” is the Rue de la Colombe, a tiny hidden street with a perfect view on the City Hall!
These are a few of my favorite spots during winter, but Paris is such a beautiful city that it has plenty of others beautiful gems. I hope that this little guide will help you taking beautiful pictures !
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