The Instagram Guide To Paris

Ah Paris, my favourite French city…

It’s one of those places that has endless photo ops, from picturesque views and vintage markets to quirky street cafes and grandiose architecture. I’ve been in love for years. After seeing a steal of a deal on eurostar.com (£29 each way) shooting some content for the blog and my social channels was a no-brainer. Because I have a full-time job I wasn’t able to take too much time off work so Zoe (@zoegriffinphoto) and I decided to tackle Paris in a day; it was ambitious but completely doable!

I thought I’d dedicate this blog post to getting the perfect Instagram shot, to finding that incredible location to get that Parisian street style snap. Enjoy…

The Hoxton Hotel

We got a 05:40am train which was a bit of a struggle as I am not a morning person. Naturally, when we arrived into Gare du Nord a few hours later we were starving, so we needed a spot of brunch ahead of our day out. The Hoxton was the obvious choice and oh my was it the best decision ever! I had the ‘Eggs Benny’ at The Rivie restaurant, which was absolutely divine and my fuel to get going until lunch.

If you’re into interiors; jewel-toned velvet chairs and marble decor, this is the place for you. I mean…

Make sure to check out the courtyard behind the reception, it’s great for that ‘walking’ shot and the glass terrace surrounding it is ideal for detailed looks, the light is just incredible.

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La Maison Rose

Next up was La Maison Rose just behind the Sacre Coeur on Rue de l’Abreuvoir. Being a fan of pastel hues, shooting here was a must. We took advantage of the Wintery sun and shot some looks at the crossroads, we did have to dodge a few vehicles but it was totally worth it! Apparently it opens up in the Spring so i’ll have to go back at a later date and check out the yummy food.

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Galleries LaFayette

I got a hot tip from a lovely Instagram follower who used to live in Paris. She promised that it was a stunning view of the city and it didn’t disappoint. Head up to the 7th floor, passed the Isabel Marant and Sandro concessions (if you can!) and just keep going. There’s also a rooftop bar, La Terrasse if you want to have a cocktail or two.

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Colonnes de Buren

This was probably my favourite spot. A stone’s throw from Le Louvre, Les Deux Plateaux as it’s also known, is a stunning art installation by Daniel Buren which is located in the courtyard of the Palais Royal. You’re guaranteed to get the perfect snap here late afternoon.

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Pont des Arts

Finally, we headed to Pont des Arts or ‘padlock bridge’. Sadly, most of the locks have been removed but we were still able to get some lovely shots overlooking the Seine in the early evening light.

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I thought I’d also pop in a behind-the-scenes shot of me lugging around my looks in my carry-on bag. Close friends and family think that blogging is all glam and glitter but if you’re reading this and you’re a blogger, I know you’ll totally relate!

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My Paris day trip was a fantastic experience and I was so pleased with the outcome, it’s amazing how much we did over 12 hours in sub-zero temperatures wearing Spring/Summer attire. So, if you’re after a whirlwind tour of the city and need some Instagrammable locations these should give you a little bit of location inspo.

P.S. I already have some plans in the pipeline to head back for a weekend next month with two of my lovely blogger buddies so keep your eyes peeled for ‘The Instagram Guide To Paris: Part II’

P.P.S We shot the whole day on an iPhone 8 Plus, i’m so impressed with the quality of the images!

Becca x

2 Comments

    • Becca
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      March 6, 2018 / 11:11 pm

      Thanks so much Louise! It was the most wonderful day. B x

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