Paris photo guide – the best photography locations in the “City of Lights” during winter

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 !

Louvre Museum

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.

Petit Palais

One cannot remain uninspiring by its imposing golden door, its details and the beautiful architecture of the Petit Palais Museum.

Montmartre/Lamarck-Caulaincourt

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 !

Panthéon/Quartier Latin

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 !

I’m sharing with you my favorite spots in Paris during summer just here and the Best Blooming spots here!

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With love,
Marina


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14 Comments

  1. 23 February 2020 / 15 h 44 min

    Wow! Your photos are beyond incredible! I am absolutely mesmerized by the beauty of Paris. It’s on my bucket list and I hope to visit soon.

    • Marichankobe
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      24 February 2020 / 19 h 36 min

      Thank you so much for those kind words! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

  2. 27 February 2020 / 5 h 22 min

    OMG! You are making me miss my time in Paris so much. The way you captured it is simply beautiful! Can’t wait for your next adventure ☺️

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      28 February 2020 / 7 h 09 min

      Thank you so much for coming here! Hope you get to visit Paris again soon!

  3. 27 February 2020 / 15 h 57 min

    Amazing photos! So many great stops to stop and get photos that take in the culture of the city. I love the stone streets/walk ways. The Louvre Museum is at the top of my list when I visit.

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      28 February 2020 / 7 h 08 min

      The Louvre Museum might be my actually favorite location to take photos as there’s so many different angles and perspectives to play with!

  4. 28 February 2020 / 5 h 37 min

    OK these pics are next level! So pretty – both you and the locations!!

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      28 February 2020 / 7 h 08 min

      Thank you so much!

  5. 28 February 2020 / 8 h 54 min

    Just casually ballet-ing in Paris 😀 Won’t be able to recreate that, but sure looks nice in the locations!

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      3 March 2020 / 0 h 15 min

      Hehe no need to recreate the same photos to take beautiful shots as those locations are so pretty!

  6. 28 February 2020 / 16 h 28 min

    Montmartre is place I could spend hours there. On one trip there I bought a picture of this place from an artist and it cost only 5 Euro!

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      3 March 2020 / 0 h 15 min

      Montmartre is endless when it comes to things to see and do there!

  7. 7 March 2020 / 12 h 18 min

    I found a new love for Paris in December! I wish I would’ve seen this blog prior! So many beautiful photos!!

    • Marichankobe
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      18 March 2020 / 1 h 34 min

      Thank you so much! Next time you come in Paris, keep this with you 😉

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