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 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
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
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.