Paris is one of the most famously romantic cities in the world, and one of my favorite places to photograph. It’s a city that combines the best of culture, architecture and culinary delights. Every iconic spot is worth visiting in the day and at night as well — the city is magical when it’s all lit up. (Paris isn’t called the city of lights for nothing.)
Check out a few of my favorite spots and shots:
One of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris. Built back in 1887, the tower reaches 1,063 feet tall— providing a breathtaking view of the whole city. In the evening, every hour the tower lights up and it is quite a sight to see.
Located in the Place Charles de Gaulle, the Arc de Triomphe (Victory Gate) was built between years 1806-1836. It towers over 150 feet tall and provides a gorgeous view of the city.
The Louvre Museum is housed in a royal building, built in 1793. The museum is the most visited in the world; showcasing 35,000 collections from across the world. Fun fact. If you spent one minute looking at each of the objects at the Louvre it would take a total of 75 days to see the entire collection. Among the masterpieces in the Louvre is Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
The French are known for their pastries and Laduree is infamous for their French macaroons. Plus, any pastry goes well with a nice coffee or chocolaty drink to provide the boost of energy you need for a day of walking in Paris.
A well known as a tourist attraction, Moulin Rouge offers entertainment and theatre. People from all around the world come especially to the Moulin Rouge to see exactly where the cat-cat dance was invented. A photography tip, if you’re there with your camera, make sure to take a “long exposure” of the famous turbine to get the circle light trails.