Paris presents seemingly endless beautiful photography locations. From its charming cobblestone streets and quaint cafés to historic landmarks, the City of Lights has a perfect photo spot just waiting for you.

To save you time, we categorized our favorite places as “Primary” or “Secondary.” Primary photo spots offer great variety and will take up more of your photoshoot (plan at least one hour of photography coverage). Secondary locations are quick and easy and worth a visit.

Primary Photo Locations

Must-take pictures in Paris

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Trocadero is the ultimate iconic Eiffel Tower spot: sublime symmetry, awe-inspiring views, fountains & gardens, and ridiculous photo variety.

Paris couple photo shoot at the Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

Among our favorite Parisian photo spots, the Louvre offers unparalleled photo variety. Equally amazing at sunrise and during the magical Blue Hour. 

Couple photoshoot at Montmartre Paris

Montmartre / Maison Rose

Want quaint Parisian cafés and charming cobblestone streets? You’ll get that and more at Montmartre: hands-down, one of the best primary photo locations in Paris.

Fun Paris engagement photos at the oldest Parisian cafe near Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral

The greater Notre Dame area is filled with fantastic photo spots, including Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole Cafe, Shakespeare Bookstore, beautiful bridges, …

Best photo spots in Paris Palais Royal at sunrise


Want incredible photo variety? Then Palais-Royal, with its playful Buren columns, surrounded by elegant architecture and gardens, is a must-see.

Other Pretty Photo Locations

Secret photography spots in Paris

Pont Alexandre III Bridge Best Eiffel Tower locations in Paris

Pont Alexandre III

Considered the most elegant bridge in Paris, this dazzling monument is central with refined views of the Eiffel Tower. Expect insane photo variety!

Pont des Arts Best photography locations in Paris

Pont des Arts

Formerly known as the Love Lock Bridge and a setting in loads of iconic movies, this pedestrian bridge offers ridiculously dreamy views of the Seine and Paris. 

Best photo spots in Paris Pont de Bir-Hakeim with Eiffel Tower as backdrop

Bir-Hakeim Bridge

When you’re looking for an exquisite Eiffel Tower alternative to Trocadero or a different perspective to double as a rain solution if necessary.

Elegant Paris engagement photos in the Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden

One of our favorite spots in Paris for its proximity to the Louvre, Palais Royal, and the Seine. It uniquely combines elegance with privacy. Ideal for marriage proposals.

Passerelle Debilly best photography spots Paris

Passerelle Debilly

This distinctive passerelle bridge offers some of the most intimate views of the Iron Lady and works well at any time of the day and evening.

Moulin Rouge best photography spots Paris

Moulin Rouge

Lights, music, stage, extravaganza … no nighttime Paris photoshoot would be complete without a bigger-than-life Champagne pop at Moulin Rouge.

Unexpected places to propose in Paris

Luxembourg Gardens

A place of natural beauty, the Jardin du Luxembourg will charm you with idyllic lawns, tree-lined alleys, and the historic Medici Fountain.

Passerelle Leopold Sedar Senghor best photo spots in Paris

Luxembourg Gardens

A place of natural beauty, the Jardin du Luxembourg will charm you with idyllic lawns, tree-lined alleys, and the historic Medici Fountain.

Private Parisian Rooftops

Exclusive photo locations

Best private rooftop proposal spots in Paris

Shangri-La Paris Proposal

Look no further when you want divine privacy and ridiculously intimate Eiffel Tower views. Situated in the posh 16th arrondissement, the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris is synonymous with sumptuous luxury, traditional Parisian charm, and outstanding service. To propose at the Shangri-La, you need to rent a suite with a terrace. Note, however, that the hotel’s suites are not created equal. An experienced Paris proposal planner will take care of planning and logistics.

Winter-white Peninsula Hotel Paris Proposal

Peninsula Paris Proposal

Established in 1908, the Peninsula is one of Paris’s most in-demand Palace hotels. Expect exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and breathtaking Eiffel Tower views. Unlike the Shangri-La, you do not need to book a suite at the Peninsula to propose there. Instead, you rent the hotel’s spectacular rooftop terrace, Secret Table. Enlisting a top-notch Paris proposal planner to help with coordination and logistics is almost obligatory. All you need to decide is whether you only want the Secret Table for your proposal or also to enjoy an extraordinary private dining experience afterward.

best private rooftops in Paris for marriage proposals

Marignan Champs-Elysées

Another centrally located 5-star Parisian hotel rooftop terrace with dazzling Eiffel Tower views. Ask your proposal planner to personalize the space for you. Then, have a private butler serve your first Champagne as newly engaged.

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris Marriage Proposal

George V, Paris Proposal

When you’re after the most exclusive rooftop in Paris, “The Penthouse” by the Four Seasons Hotel George V offers magical 360-degree views of the City. Only recommended for a healthy proposal budget. An experienced planner is a must.

Private Paris rooftop proposal with Paris proposal planner Chant

Eiffel Tower residential rooftop terrace on Rue Copernic

Pinned countless times, this unique residential rooftop on Rue Copernic dazzles with enchanting Eiffel Tower views. The terrace is one of the largest in town. As such, expect endless opportunities to personalize a special ambiance tailormade to your partner’s preferences. As with any residential rooftop, you’ll need someone to coordinate the logistics and guide your partner up onto the rooftop where you await.

Champs Élysées private rooftop proposal Eiffel Tower views

Champs-Elysées residential Eiffel Tower rooftop terrace

Overlooking one of the most famous avenues in the world, this remarkable Champs-Élysées residential rooftop offers expansive views of the City, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Montmartre. Its spacious terrace can easily accommodate numerous vendors and even your family. However, as with any residential rooftop, logistics are more complicated, and the approach is less luxurious than, say, with a Palace hotel. A planner is essential.

French Châteaux

Stunning castles near Paris

French castle proposal: Chateau de Villette

Chateau de Villette Proposal

Glamorous, romantic, and beyond perfect for private luxury proposals when you want an alternative to the Eiffel Tower.

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte French castle proposal

Vaux-le-Vicomte Proposal

Awe-inspiring proposal setting that is at once charmingly Parisian, sublimely beautiful, and seriously luxurious.