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9 Best Photo Spots to Capture the Eiffel Tower

You can not pay a visit to Paris without taking a pictures with the Eiffel Tower. We've summed up our favorite places to capture this amazing iconic monument, including the exact location and when it's the best time to visit. ​


Fun Fact

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is not the most visited attraction? Contrary to popular belief, the Eiffel Tower is only ranked fourth among the most visited attractions in Paris. The Notre Dame is the most visited (before the fire), Sacré-Coeur Basilica is ranked second, followed by the Louvre Museum in third place.

Avenue de Camoens

The beautiful balustrade and these classic lampposts in Rue de Camoens make this beautiful background view of the Eiffel Tower complete. 

When to visit

Normally this place doesn’t get too crowded, so you can visit almost the whole day. You only have to keep in mind the position of the sun depending on what kind of vibe you want your picture to have.

Exact location

48.8598367, 2.2856414
Google Maps: Location

Port debilly

At Port Debilly you can walk along the river Seine with a beautiful view on the Tower. 

When to visit

Normally this place doesn’t get crowded, so you can visit the whole day.

Exact location

48.85979139894898, 2.2908084798529993
Google Maps: Location

Restaurant 'au canon des invalides'

When you cross the zebra crossing at this restaurant,
you can see the Eiffel Tower appearing between the buildings in the distance.

When to visit

This place is a lesser known viewpoint among tourists, so it doesn’t get crowded either. You can visit the whole day, but make sure you don’t bother the restaurant guests.

Exact location

48.8599739074707, 2.309462547302246
Google Maps: Location

Rue de L'université

This is probably the most famous street to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower, but we can see why.

When to visit

As this is such a famous place it can get really crowded, so we recommend you going there at sunrise.

Exact location

49.2531454, 4.0363496
Google Maps: Location

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Pont d'Alexandre III

One of the prettiest bridges in Paris is Pont d’Alexandre III. The bridge is beautifully decorated and is therefore also a wonderful place for a photo, with or without the Eiffel tower in the background.

When to visit

There’s plenty of space at this bridge to take a shot, so there’s not a specific moment you should to go. Although we heard it’s the most beautiful at sunset.  

Exact location

Google Maps: Location

Hôtel La Comtesse Tour Eiffel

At hotel La Comtesse, you can have breakfast with a gorgeous view on your balcony. 

When to visit

It’s a very popular accommodation in Paris, so make sure you book your stay in time.

Exact location

48.85390853881836, 2.3072314262390137
Google Maps: Location

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Place du Trocadero

Place du Trocadéro is a beautiful square in Paris just across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower. From the square you have a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and the fountains and gardens in this square add to its charm. You can take your shots from the square itself or from the beautiful staircases of the square. It is one of the most popular places to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower.

When to visit

As this is one of the most popular places to take pictures of the Eiffel tower, we recommend going as early in the morning as possible.

Exact location

48.86277699656182, 2.287890247570368
Google Maps: Location

Credits to @nathalie_wanders for this gorgeous shot at this location.

Champs de mars

Not only for a beautiful picture but also to enjoy a beautiful walk Champs de Mars is the place to be.

When to visit

It can get really crowded on the grass in front of the Eiffel tower, but you can avoid the crowds by walking through the little paths of the park, or by coming early in the morning if you want a frontal shot.

Exact location

48.85614776611328, 2.304172992706299
Google Maps: Location

Credits to @nathalie_wanders for this gorgeous shot at this location.

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

This is a beautiful place to catch the sunrise. The bridge provides a nice framing for your shot.  

When to visit

This is not a crowded place, but it’s most beautiful at sunrise.

Exact location

48.8557254, 2.2875477
Google Maps: Location

Credits to @voyageinstyle_ for their beautiful shots at this location.

Paris is such a beautiful city and there are many more places from where you can spot the Eiffel Tower. Let us know if you think there’s a place we should definitely add to this list.  Au revoir!​

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