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Travel Content // Top Photo Spots For Sightseeing In Paris*

When travelling to a stunning city like Paris the urge to capture and immortalise all its beauty is huge. We’ve put together the top photo spots for a sightseeing trip to Paris with a bit of history too.  Print this off and take it with you on your photography trip in the romantic capital.

Eiffel Tower
Paris wouldn’t be Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle by Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower has been one of the most important Parisian icons throughout history. Its construction took over 2 years and it was a technical and architectural achievement. Over the decades, the Eiffel Tower has been renovated and restored, resulting in the magnificent building we currently know. Apart from being a symbol of modernity and history and representing the magic of light, the Eiffel Tower attracts thousands of couples who declare their mutual love at this monument, turning it into a symbol of love.

Musée d’Orsay
Cherish the views of Paris through the museum’s impressive great clock situated on the top floor of the Pavilion Amont. The clock face serves as a window from where you can look at the City of Light. The Musée d’Orsay is conveniently located in the centre of the city and it features art collections from 1848 to 1914. Here you’ll be able to see the impressive paintings from Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh among others. The museum was built in the former Orsay railway station in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition, making the building a piece of art by itself.

Montparnasse Tower
If you want stunning panoramic views over Paris you should head over to the Montparnasse Tower. At the top of the building, you’ll be able to capture those enviable photographs featuring the beautiful city of Paris. It offers visitors the possibility of accessing the tower by day or night, giving the option of capturing different Parisian lights. The tower is 200 meters high giving 25 miles of visibility over Paris on clear days, of course. So make sure you schedule your visit to the Tower on a sunny day or a clear night, you won’t regret it.

Sainte-Chapelle
Cherish the views of Paris through the museum’s impressive great clock situated on the top floor of the Pavilion Amont. The clock face serves as a window from where you can look at the City of Light. The Musée d’Orsay is conveniently located in the centre of the city and it features art collections from 1848 to 1914. Here you’ll be able to see the impressive paintings from Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh among others. The museum was built in the former Orsay railway station in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition, making the building a piece of art by itself.

Montmartre
Montmartre is an iconic Parisian neighbourhood. It was built over a 130 metres hill, and it offers stunning views of the area from wherever you’re standing from. During the 19th century many artists, like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, called Montmartre home; and nowadays it definitely shows through its intact bohemian air. Here you’ll be able to visit many different spots like the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the Place du Tertre, or the iconic café where Amelié was shot, the Cafe des Deux Moulins.

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