Surrounded by the tallest high-rises in Paris, La Défense is a fantastic urban playground … just waiting to be explored by playful lovebirds. Expect insane photo variety with jaw-dropping pictures!

Do not be deceived by La Défense’s less than spellbinding corporate reputation. It’s hands-down the most underrated location in greater Paris. Why? Well, for one, its abundant photo spots are not immediately associated with romance, wine, fashion, and history. It’s also a bit out of the way.

And, yet, if you want utterly unique photos—possibly something more playful and contemporary—then a sunrise session at La Défense is totally worth it! 

Best time for pictures: sunrise

Romance scale: moderate

Rain suitability: no

Nearby locations: Le Bassin Takis, Joan Miró Sculptures, Fontaine Monumentale AGAM, Moretti’s Rainbow-colored Chimney, Japan Bridge

Cost: free

Latitude & Longitude: 48.8926° N, 2.2361° E