Where is the best viewpoint of the Eiffel Tower?

There are several spots around the Eiffel Tower where you can take a photo with the symbol of Paris easily! Here are some of my favourites, but there are actually many more + a bonus exclusive location at the end of this page! Do have a chat with me after booking a photo session so I can help to design a route that best fits your time and wishes.

Tip: If you would like to shoot at some of the most popular spots below (especially Trocadéro), I highly recommend early morning soon after sunrise to have the best lighting and to avoid the crowds!

1. Avenue de Camoens

This is a lesser-known spot where you can view the Tour Eiffel. It is a particularly enchanting scene during autumn when you have the red leaves in the background!

2. Rue de l'Université

A very popular spot, especially with bloggers and tourists, where you get the nice cobbled-stoned roads, stylish Parisian buildings and the Eiffel Tower at the end of the street.

3. Trocadéro Gardens

Breathing in the fragrant spring air, you blend in with the beautiful colours of blooming cherry blossoms and many other types of flowers around this time of the year!

4. Trocadéro

The plaza just next to the metro station is often a good starting point of the shooting. If you're lucky enough, you may even capture photos with birds flying in the background!

** Construction boards are set up in some parts of it right now

5. Pont d'Iéna

One of the spots where you can get closer to the Eiffel Tower, and where the River Seine flows just below this bridge. It is easy to capture both the Eiffel Tower and the Seine around here.

6. Rue de Monttessuy

One of my favourite spots with the Eiffel Tower. I always suggest my clients shoot in the small streets of Paris. As in this case, the elegant blue-roofed Haussmanian buildings as the backdrop adds interest to the photo.

7. Rue Saint-Dominique

From here, we can easily walk to the Alexandre III bridge, so it is a good shooting spot if you have limited time but would like some candid photos of the Eiffel Tower as well as the most classic and beautiful bridge in Paris.

8. Pont Bir-Hakeim

One of the most popular spots around the Eiffel Tower area. One of the scenes in the movie "Inception" was actually filmed here!

9. Pont Alexandre III

Surely this is one of the most stylish and elegant bridges in Paris. On a clear day you can even see the Tour Eiffel just behind it!

10. Passerelle Debilly

Passerelle Debilly locks
Passerelle Debilly photoshoot

Around just 5 minutes' walk from the Eiffel Tower, there's this footbridge with a magnificent view of the Iron Lady. The bridge is full of love locks from couples expressing their eternal love for each other!

11.Galerie Lafayette

On a good day, on the top floor of the Galerie Lafayette - the public viewing deck, you're able to see the Eiffel Tower from far away!

12.Jardin des Tuileries

This is the area closest to the Louvre and at the same time it offers a view of the Eiffel Tower. So it's a good place to include if you are short on time but would like to do the shooting with both the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

13. Some other hidden spots

Not a morning person but still want to have some photos with the iconic Eiffel Tower, minus the big crowds? Here are some spots which are not completely inundated with tourists, not even in the afternoon or at the weekends.

14. BONUS - private Parisian rooftop!

This spot is a nice private rooftop where you can easily set up styled shooting with floral decorations, a picnic with your partner or even breakfast in bed. Exclusive location only reserved for my deluxe package clients.

Can't wait to explore Paris with me? Contact me for a booking and let's plan out the shooting with more hidden spots ;)


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