How to take pictures in Paris without tourists

Paris is the most touristic city in the world. So most of the time you’ll have to deal with a huge crowd of tourists if you want a good picture.

Here’s my little tricks so you don’t have to wake up at 5am but still get amazing shots for you or Instagram.

Have you even been to Paris if you don’t get a shot with the Eiffel Tower ? I don’t think so.

One of my favorite spot is Avenue Camoens, it’s a little street where you have an amazing view of the Tower but no tourist!

Another famous view is from rue de l’Universite or Rue de Monttessuy, two calm streets with an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower.

And another place that I discovered recently, the dock just in front of the Eiffel Tower, just down the Pont de Iena. The view is perfect and I think tourists are too afraid to go down on the docks. You’ll get an amazing view with no one around.

You can always go to Trocadero to take the famous picture with the stairs but you’ll have to be patient.

And little Bonus: avenue Iena just next to the Palais de Tokyo, you have a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower with some cute rooftops.

If you want a shot at one of the most beautiful cathedrals, you’ll need to get up very early, or you can just go to the bridge Petit Pont Cardinal Lustigier or Pont Saint Michel and be patient.

 

Another famous view is from Pont de l’Archevêché where you can see the back of the cathedral or you also have the option to go down on the dock on the side.

When most of the people are taking a shot of the Arc at the Champs Elysees, just be smart and go to the other side at the avenue de la Grande Armée! No tourists, same view! And you can still try to take a picture with every angle of the Arc! Tourists are mostly going to Champs Elysees!

One of the most famous bridge of Paris! If you go there, I can guaranty that you’re going to assist to a lot of wedding pictures… Well if you’re going down to the docks, you’ll be able to get a shot with the bridge easily. I don’t know why but tourists are always taking picture ON the bridge where you can take a picture WITH it.

 

The Louvre is really crowded every time, so you’ll have to be patient. But the little trick is that the museum is closed on Tuesday, so you’ll have “less” people around and nobody at the entrance (see picture #3).

  

 

I hope you found it useful and feel free to tag your pictures with #MorgyParisTricks so I can check your posts.

 

Morgane

10 Comments

  1. Hanna
    29 January 2018

    This is so great! I’ll have to go back to Paris now! 💙 @solarpoweredblonde

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    1. MorgyLH
      29 January 2018

      Yes you really need to come, I’m sure you’ll love it hun!

      Reply
  2. Pauline
    29 January 2018

    Oooh merci Morgane pour cet article ! Je viens souvent à Paris, et je me demandais régulièrement comment faire pour pas avoir 300 personnes sur mes photos 😂 !
    Je n’avais encore jamais vu d’article comme le tien, c’est vraiment une super idée d’y avoir pensé ! Je vais pouvoir mettre ça en application dès demain !
    Bisous 💋

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    1. MorgyLH
      29 January 2018

      Ohhh je suis tellement ravie que cela te plaise!! J’essayerai de trouver d’autres spots! Hate de voir tes photos 🙂

      Reply
  3. Emma
    29 January 2018

    C’est génial ces recommendations !
    J’avias Déjà repéré la Rue de l’Universite , mais les autres pas forcément ! Merci !

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    1. MorgyLH
      29 January 2018

      Ahhh oui elle est genial cette rue! Et ravie de t’avoir fait découvrir d’autres spots 🙂

      Reply
  4. The Wee Wanderer
    29 January 2018

    I love this! When I went to Paris in summer it was so busy but these tips are perfect! 😊😍

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    1. MorgyLH
      30 January 2018

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked it 😍😍😍

      Reply
  5. Amoureux du Monde
    5 February 2018

    Thanks for the amazing tips that we will use for our next Parisian escape!

    Reply
  6. may
    27 March 2018

    Merci pour cet article! Je me suis souvent posé la question d’où étaient prises ce genre de photos.
    Tes tips sont top!

    Reply

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