Paris photography guide – the best locations for Autumn in Paris

If you are visiting the French capital in fall, let me tell you that chasing the autumn foliage in Paris won’t disappoint you! Although fall colors are probably most famous in Japan, where I’ve been, Canada or New England, where I yet have to see those incredible fall sceneries, in the meantime, I am chasing the autumn colors in Paris and let me tell you that it does not disappoint!

I’m sharing here the best places to take photos if you’re visiting Paris in Autumn, that will make you Fall-ing in love again.

Eiffel Tower

Avenue de Camoëns

It’s probably one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower, and one of my favorite as well. You’re likely to get it all to yourself at any time of the day as it is a rather quiet street. It is one of the very first places in Paris to take the autumn colors, usually as early as end of August until mid-September.

Avenue de New York

This perfectly tree-framed Eiffel Tower view is located on Avenue de New York, on the left hand side of Pont d’Iena . Although it’s stunning in spring and summer, I find it even prettier when the autumn colors make for a dreamy golden shot!

📍Avenue de New York (the exact coordinates are 48,86110° N, 2,29230° E)

Rue de l’Université

Although this street is not a secret anymore, it is still one of the best places to see the Eiffel Tower! This residential street, lined with nice Haussmann buildings, is now pedestrian only so you won’t have cars in your photos anymore. I recommend coming early on a weekday if you want to have it with less people.

Montmartre

Ivy wall

One of the most perfect Autumn spots in Paris is in Montmartre! This wall entirely covered with ivy really makes for the dreamiest autumn background for your photos and videos.

📍Rue Saint-Vincent

La Maison Rose & Rue de l’Abreuvoir

One of the most famous restaurants in Paris that you probably saw a million times on Instagram is still one of the prettiest photo spots in Paris! It is gorgeous in summer and even better in autumn with the leaves turning red!

Staircases

As Montmartre is located on a hill, you can find many staircases in the area that all look pretty especially in autumn! My two favorites one are the one leading to Square & the ones leading to the Sacré Coeur from

Autumn in Paris, staircases to the Sacre-Coeur, by Dancing The Earth

Jardin des Tuileries

Being quite central between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Garden is one of the best places to enjoy autumn in Paris! This where you can find what is probably one of the most picture-perfect fall photos in Paris: an elegant tree-lined path leading to the stunning building of the Louvre Museum.

Jardin du Luxembourg

One of my favorite garden in Paris, the Luxembourg Garden offers plenty of photos opportunities, especially in autumn when the leaves turn orange and red. There’s something to photograph in every corner, from the stunning French Senate building to the famous Fontaine de Médicis, built in 1620. It is also one of the best photo spots in Paris in summer!

Place des Vosges

Located in the beautiful Le Marais district, Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris. Originally known as Place Royale, Place des Vosges was built in the early 17th and features four picture-perfect fountains at each corner. The unique buildings all around make for a stunning backdrop with their typical red bricks. It is lovely during summer but even prettier in autumn and makes for the perfect autumn picnic setting! Note that the fountains start running at around 10am.


These are the best photography spots in Paris during autumn and also my favorites! I hope that this guide will help you enjoy Autumn in Paris at its finest and inspire you to take beautiful photo! If so, tag me in your stories and posts on Instagram so I can share it!

With love,
Marina

P.S.: Don’t forget to check my Paris photography guides for every season!

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12 Comments

  1. 15 October 2022 / 10 h 21 min

    Your pictures are so stunning! Every single one of these spots look like the most magical photo spots.

    • Marina
      Author
      15 October 2022 / 18 h 28 min

      Aww thank you Natalie! Hope to see you here one day!

  2. 15 October 2022 / 11 h 08 min

    Listen, I am going to copy a lot of your poses. Loved each one of them.

    • Marina
      Author
      15 October 2022 / 18 h 28 min

      Oooh thank you so much!

  3. 15 October 2022 / 15 h 25 min

    These pictures are sooo stunning! gonna definitely try out the spots when i go to paris!

    • Marina
      Author
      15 October 2022 / 18 h 28 min

      Thank you so much! Glad you like them!

  4. 15 October 2022 / 17 h 51 min

    Lovely photos. Where do you take ballet classes in Paris. I recently took a ballet class at the Center de Danse du Marais. However, I would like to find other places to take class in Paris too.

    • Marina
      Author
      15 October 2022 / 18 h 27 min

      Thank you so much! I take mine at Institut Stanlowa, I’ve been going there since 2017 and love it so much!

  5. 15 October 2022 / 19 h 53 min

    Oh my goodness, your photos are stunning! You are such a talented photographer and are so great at posing! Thanks for sharing these recommendations with us, all these photo spots look lovely 🙂

    • Marina
      Author
      16 October 2022 / 15 h 44 min

      Aww thank you so much! I’m so happy you find it useful!

  6. Fiona Mai
    16 October 2022 / 11 h 26 min

    We visited Paris a couple of years ago in September and sadly had no idea where to take such beautiful photos 🙁 Reading this makes me wanna come back right away. Love the color tones in your photos by the way!

    • Marina
      Author
      16 October 2022 / 15 h 43 min

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m sad to hear that but it’s a good reason to come back!

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