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Picture-Parfait: An Instagrammer’s Guide to Paris

The City of Light and Love is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, but you’ll have to hit the right spots to Instagram Paris like a pro.

Using hashtag data, we’ve compiled the most jaw-dropping, envy-inducing, likable subjects to fill your feed with. Check out which sights to see and some tips for capturing them below.


1. Eiffel Tower 

Number of Hashtags: 3,178,007

If you go to Paris and don’t Instagram the Eiffel Tower, did you even go to Paris? In 2016, it was the fifth most popular Instagram geotag of the year. Get unique perspective from the bottom of the tower for a shot that really pops.


2. The Louvre 

Number of Hashtags: 1,522,466

The Louvre at sunset ✨ taken during a walk around town with @luclagasquie @l_adrien & @chat_huant ❤️

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Mona Lisa’s smile may be legendary, but the Pyramid is the seminal subject of any Louvre visitor’s Insta game. Make like Mary and capture it at sunset when beautiful colors reflect through the iconic glass panels.


3. Montmartre 

Number of Hashtags: 795,924

The quintessential neighborhood for cobblestone strolls and cozy cafes, Montmartre can transport you to the golden age of French creativity. Social mavens shouldn’t miss a stop at Moulin Rouge, which has 407,408 hashtags itself.


4. The River Seine

Number of Hashtags: 554,338

Late afternoon walk looking for old books. Found an old copy of Pays de Neige from Yasunari Kawabata for only 3euros 🙂

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Whether you’re enjoying a picnic or doing some shopping, include riverside perspective in your Seine shot.


5. Arc de Triomphe

Number of Hashtags: 460,701

Audrey Hepburn was right- Paris is ALWAYS a good idea ✨

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As the Audrey adage goes, Paris is always a good idea – and an Instagram at the Arc de Triomphe is too. Including yourself in the pic will make it feel more personal.


6. Champs-Élysées 

Number of Hashtags: 415,165

At the top of the Arc de Triomphe ?

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Speaking of the Arc de Triomphe, visit the top for panoramic views of the city and the perfect Champs-Élysées ‘gram.


7. Sacré Coeur 

Number of Hashtags: 339,163

Frame the beautiful, white-washed basilica with some greenery to make it more interesting. Catch this angle from your seat on a Montmartrobus ride.


8. Galleries Lafayette

Number of Hashtags: 156,849

An interior photo is a great way to vary your feed and this upscale department store is just the place to get it.


9. Musee d’Orsay

Number of Hashtags: 112,204

The view from the back of this giant clock is guaranteed to spur some likes. Try the black-and-white filter to up the simplistic sentiment.


10. Pont des Arts

Number of Hashtags: 110,737

#Paris @bysaaggo

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Love locks are the dream Instagram subject. Fasten your own padlock to this amorous bridge and get a close-up for your personal files.


These spots are a great start, but don’t forget to snap some pics of your croissant breakfasts, carrousel rides, and garden jaunts – even if they only make it to your Story.


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