Top 3 places to Instagram the Eiffel Tower


You wouldn’t visit Rome without seeing the Colosseum and likewise, you cannot leave Paris without that all important snap of the Eiffel Tower.

Although I don’t consider myself an expert photographer, I do like to capture a nice photo of a landmark and find those hidden spots away from the crowds where you can appreciate the monument’s splendour…alone.

I’m going to share with you my top three locations to get your Instagram worthy photos of the Eiffel Tower. Or simply just to enjoy its majesty away from the crowds.


Top 3 spots to Instagram the Eiffel Tower


Place du Trocadero

Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Paris

Trocadero is where most people go to view the Eiffel Tower and for good reason. The views are spectacular and although it’s busy, you can easily take photos without anyone in the background. This is also a beautiful spot to view the Tower at night when it twinkles like a Christmas Tree for 5 minutes every hour on the hour after dark.


225 Rue de l’Université

Rue de l'Universite, Eiffel Tower, Paris

You know that you’ve found a good spot when people are having their wedding photos taken. This location has far fewer tourists (just those that happen upon it by accident) and you get beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower with typical Parisienne buildings and beautiful greenery framing each side. It’s very romantic. We visited during the day on a Saturday, but i imagine that at other times you’ll be able to get photos here completely uninterrupted.


Theatre of the Eiffel Tower 

Theatre of the Eiffel Tower, Paris

This final place is a gem. It’s a few minutes walk from Rue de l’Université and as you walk towards it you’ll find yourself asking, how am I going to see the Eiffel Tower from this spot? When you reach the theatre turn around and – voila! If you walk into the little private garden – naughty naughty, but we didn’t get kicked out – you’ll get the most incredible view of the Eiffel Tower. What’s more hardly anyone knows about this spot. We stood admiring the view for a good 20 minutes without anyone venturing down the street bar the theatre staff.


There you have it, my top three locations for taking beautiful photos of this iconic building in Paris. If you visit any of these locations or know of any other hidden gems to view the Eiffel Tower then post them in the comments below.



    • Anjuli
      September 16, 2018 / 9:17 am

      It really is. So many beautiful spots and so many stunning monuments. It’s a stunning city.

  1. September 10, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    I wishhh I had this post a few months ago! You found such amazing spots. I really couldn’t manage to do it justice in my photos, it just looks so breathtaking in real life.
    jenny x |

    • Anjuli
      September 16, 2018 / 9:15 am

      I couldn’t agree more. In real life it is quite a sight to behold. I hope that you had an incredible time in Paris x

  2. September 10, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Beautiful shots and such great advice for getting unique shots of la tour Eiffel! Merci!😍❤️✌🏻

    • Anjuli
      September 16, 2018 / 9:14 am

      De rien Dana. I really did love this trip to Paris. I’d forgotten what a magical city it was.

  3. September 11, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    You look absolutely fabulous! I love your red skirt and the contrast it makes in the photos. Amazing spots you discovered- I’ll keep them in mind the next time I visit Paris! 🙂

    Emma x

    • Anjuli
      September 16, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Thanks lovely. This red skirt is getting a lot of use! Definitely worthwhile walking over to these spot if you visit Paris although i imagine that there are a lot of other hidden gems around too 🙂

  4. September 12, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I’ve only been to Paris once and my photos were pretty basic. My partner hasn’t been so I’m hoping to take him one day and hopefully get some shots as good as yours.

    Tea in the Tub

    • Anjuli
      September 16, 2018 / 9:12 am

      It really is such a beautiful city. When i visited previously we went to all the touristy spots for photos but there are definitely some hidden gems about.

  5. September 16, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Beautiful photos and I really enjoyed your Versailles YT video.. great editing and you’re so good on camera!

    • Anjuli
      September 18, 2018 / 1:19 pm

      Thank you so much. It is always so nerve-racking to put yourself on camera but i think that i’m slowly getting better at it. Fingers crossed anyway.

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