A study published by the Independent found that about 40% of millennials choose their destination based on its “Instagrammability.” In a city like Paris, you can imagine the overload of Instagram pictures. My Bastille Day post was dedicated to the best spots for a unique picture of the Eiffel Tower. Here’s some other unique spots in Paris and what they’re an alternative to. I’ve pulled these images from my personal ‘gram account (@BeyondUtah). Follow me on there to see more pictures of the city we all (I) love best. <3
Unique Spots to Instagram in Paris:
Instead of the Louvre, Instagram a picture of the Museum of Romantic Life. With all the charm of Provence, but in the center of the city of lights, its got the best of both worlds.
While some couples like cheesy selfies with the Eiffel Tower, try a shot at the “Mur des je t’aime.” It’s a wall with the phrase ‘I love you’ written in 311 languages.
For a good laugh (for those not offended), strike a pose at Place de Bitche. Although the word does not carry the same connotation in French! So Parisians might give you a funny look if you grin like a fool replicating the photo below.
I woke up this morning to a bunch of pictures from @theswissmiss6 from my trip to Paris back in March. I about died when I saw this one. 🤣 she literally had to coach me into the perfect elbow/wrist angle and kept telling me to "stick your hip out." 😅🤣👏🏻 (sorry if anyone finds this offensive, the word doesn't carry the same meaning in French!) — in other news, I posted a little life update on the blog. Follow the link in my bio. ✈️ —
Since everyone and their dog goes to Versailles, you honestly should to. But if you’re looking for another château to ‘gram, travel outside of Paris to visit Napoleon’s Château de Fontainebleau.
I pulled this one from my Bastille Day post on how to get a great shot of the Eiffel Tower. Pont Mirabeau is my personal favorite. Bonus points for capturing it at night, right?
Across the street from Notre Dame is Square René-Viviani. Spring time is best because the trees are in full blossom. Plus the square offers free Wi-Fi to post in real time because #Millennial.
One of the largest parks in Paris, Buttes Chaumont is fairly untouched by tourists and is my go-to for people watching Parisians. There’s a gazebo with a view of the east side of the city that is usually accessible.
For a spot of color, I always stroll down Rue Crémiuex.
If you want to see (and post) some serious #MansionGoals, Parc de Sceaux never disappoints.
And last but not least, take a ride on the ferris wheel at Place de Concorde for a special view of the Champs Élysées.
I’ll be heading to Paris in August, if you have any recommendations please send them my way. I love seeing pictures of Paris so tag me in your own shots. Happy Instagramming!
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