The 9 Best Eiffel Tower Photo Spots To View The Eiffel Tower
Best Eiffel Tower Photo Spots
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There is nothing more iconic than the Paris Eiffel Tower. I just love how the Eiffel Tower can pop up between streets, offering the prettiest views when walking around Paris. I rounded up the top-secret places where to get the best Eiffel Tower Photo. These are the top Eiffel Tower photo spots that you’ll want from your trip.
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Where is the Eiffel Tower?
Before I get into the secret locations, I wanted to lay out the land on where the Eiffel tower is. The Eiffel Tower is located in the 7th arrondissement in Paris in the southwestern part of the city. While Champ de Mars, the surrounding park area, on a map might look small, in reality, the park grounds are huge.
This is something to keep in mind when walking around because you will be in for a bit of a walk! However, you can see all of these locations in just one day if you take some breaks, and stop for some delicious French pastries.
I have included a map of the Paris photo locations at the bottom of this post for easy reference.
1. Rue St. Dominique
Rue St. Dominique is a residential street in the 7th arrondissement that offers the most incredible view of the Eiffel tower. The best viewing spot is on Rue St. Dominique and Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, however, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower throughout the whole street.
This area is known for its shopping boutiques, cozy restaurants, and cafe’s, and is a nice local area to stay in while in Paris.
Where to Stay in Paris:
Le Narcisse Blanc: An elegant Parisian hotel located on Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg. In under a minute you can walk to this iconic corner to catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. Check out my full review of Le Narcisse Blanc here.
2. Rue de l’ Université
Probably my favorite location to see the Eiffel Tower is Rue de’l Université. This quaint street is ideal because it has such a Parisian charm with the cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture. And because this is very close to Champ de Mars, the surrounding park where the Eiffel Tower is located, the tower will appear grand in your photos.
To find this exact location, you’ll come across a dead-end on Rue de Universite and Avenue de la Bourdonnais. Enter at this point, and you will find the Eiffel Tower is in clear sight.
Tip: Cars do park on this street, so there might be some in your photo! When we arrived there were no cars, but seconds after a car pulled up and parked. We were lucky but a little too late.
3. Square Rapp
Square Rapp is a tiny dead-end right off Avenue Rapp that offers a secret view of the Eiffel Tower. Because it is lesser-known, you won’t find many people taking photos here. It is located in a residential part of Paris, so just be respectful to the surrounding area.
Bonus: If you walk further down this dead-end street, you’ll find a quaint little garden. It is private property, but charming to look at.
4. Avenue de Camoens
You have probably seen photos of this location before, but Avenue de Camoens is a quiet street just a short walk from Trocadero. What makes this location extra special is it’s located on a dead-end street with a gorgeous balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
It’s a popular location amongst other people trying to take photos. Even when I was there, a couple of people were taking photos. But you really can’t beat these views!
To avoid any crowds, just head here in the morning.
How to get to Avenue de Camoens: Because it’s located at a higher level than the street below, be on the lookout for a staircase on Boulevard Delessert.
This is the least secret place on the list, but it is the ultimate place to get the best photos of the Eiffel Tower. In fact, I would recommend coming here throughout different times of the day (if you can) to have different types of lighting in your photos.
A gorgeous time to take photos would be during sunrise, as the sun comes up from the perfect angle. And bonus: sunrise is the least crowded time of the day so you won’t have as many people in your shot.
What I love about this location are the many different angles you can take photos from. Some popular angles include:
- The Main Square
- The Staircase
- The Carousel located near the street level on Avenue des Nations Unies
Just a note: this location is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike so it’s an easy target for pickpockets. Just be aware of all your belongings, and wear your backpack or bag in front of your body in this location.
6. Pont d’Iéna
Head down from Trocadero to Pont d’léna, which is a bridge that connects you closer to the Eiffel Tower. You can get a better view of the Eiffel tower from right underneath it. To make the photo even more dramatic, head to this location around sunset. You’ll be able to see the Eiffel tower sparkle!
7. Seine River
Overlooking the Seine just near Trocadero, you’ll find unobstructed views of the Eiffel Tower. Check the map below to see the exact street I found this location. The best part, anywhere along the Seine near Trocadero you can find this view, so you don’t have to come to this exact location.
I particularly love this angle because it’s such a relaxing part of Paris overlooking the water.
8. Bir Hakeim Bridge
I also have included the Bir Hakeim Bridge in my Top Paris Instagram Posts, but this bridge is a perfect place to capture the views. This bridge crosses over the Seine river and connects the 15th and 16th arrondissements.
Bir Hakeim, formerly known as Pont de Passy, opened in 1905 and still has beautiful timeless architecture. I love how the bridge posts frame the Eiffel Tower in the background! A must-do in Paris for a photo.
Note: This is an active bridge with cars, bikes, and pedestrians so just look both ways when you are taking photos.
9. Montparnasse Tower
To get the most epic views of the Eiffel Tower and the entire city of Paris, head to the Montparnasse Tower. This observation deck 200 meters above Paris needs to be on your list of things to do in Paris.
It is open 7 days a week from 10 am until 10:30 pm with tickets starting at 18 Euro per adult. It is best to get your tickets in advance to avoid any crowds!
Map View of Photo Locations
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