Paris doesn't have a bad side, it is one of those cities that looks good in almost every frame. And that is one of the reasons why this city is crowded with tourists all year round. If you are planning on a Parisian trip soon and wondering where to go for the Instagram worthy shot, here are five great places apart from the usual tourist places in Paris.
1. Jardin Luxembourg
Jardin Luxembourg is the most beautiful park in Paris. It was built by María de Medici, the queen of Henri IV, and it is a place where the flowers and trees, both French and English, are highlighted. If its a spring or summer day, the flowers are in bloom, it's picturesque and the perfect spot to have a glass of wine and admire the beauty around you. A good place to take pictures would be in front of the lake of the Petit Palace and the baroque Medici fountain.
Address: 15 rue de Vaugirard, 75006
Access: 5-6 minutes walk from Odéon station on line 4 and 10 or Luxembourg station on RER line B
Open time: open 7:30 am to 8:15, close 16:30 to 21:00
2. Parc Buttes-Chaumont
Located in Paris's 19th arrondissement, the buttes Chaumont Park is a popular destination for Parisians, with lakes, benches and promenades. Originally what used to be a quarry and garbage disposal site, was transformed into such beautiful park. The observatory, built on top of a rock, is said to have been built after the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy. Here you can look down on the city of Paris, and catch an unparallel view. A good place to take photographs suggested by O'Bon Paris would be the lake front where you can see the Temple de la Sibylle on the background.
Address: 1 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris
Transportation: Metro 7bis Buttes Chaumont station
Opening hours: daily from 07:00 to 21:00
3. Rue crémieux
It is more interesting because it is reminiscent of the colourful houses of the Venetian Burano Island. It is a hidden street near the Bastille station, it attracts a lot of people with its beautiful colours and small objects decorating every house. Located near the Marais district, it's easy to find. A good place to take pictures we recommend would be in the middle of the street where all the houses on the Cremieux streets come out will be seen in the background.
Address: Rue crémieux 75012 Paris
Access: Bastille Station on lines 1, 5 and 8
4. Parc Monceau
The park was established by Phillippe d'Orléans, Duke of Chartres, a cousin of King Louis XVI, fabulously wealthy, and active in court politics and society. In 1769 he had begun purchasing the land where the park is located. In 1778, he decided to create a public park and employed the writer and painter Louis Carrogis Carmontelle to design the gardens.
Claude Monet painted a series of three paintings of the park in the spring of 1876. He painted two further paintings of the park in 1878. Hector Berlioz was also fond of this park.
A good place to take pictures would be the see arcade pillar behind the trees in the middle of the lake.
Address: 35 Boulevard de Courcelles, 75008 Paris
Access: Metro Line 2 Monceau Station
Open hours: Summer 7h - 22h, Winter 7h - 20h
5. Eiffel Tower
We just couldn't leave tour Eiffel out of the list! If you haven't visited Eiffel Tower have you really been to Paris? Nothing symbolises romance like Eiffel Tower. Although cliche, you will regret not taking a picture with the Eiffel tower. A good place to take pictures would be near the carousel where you see the Eiffel Tower very clearly.
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris
Getting there: From the Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel station on the RER C line or 5 minutes on foot from Trocadéro station on lines 6 and 9
Hours: 9 am - 12 pm
And now you are ready to get great pictures that are Instagram #instatravel worthy.