Capture the Best Shots in Montmartre: Top 5 Photo Spots
What Are Montmartre’s Best 5 Photo Spots?
Paris is one of the iconic destinations that attracts travelers for its breathtaking panoramic city view. The city offers unique landscapes for photography enthusiasts. Embarking on guided small walking tours allows you to explore some of its most enchanting iconic streets, squares, buildings, gardens, and monuments, and helps you discover the perfect spots for capturing the beauty of its sunsets. Here, we’ll share the top 5 locations for travelers looking to capture the sunset shot and Montmartre’s bohemian spirit.
1. Sacré-Coeur Basilica
Among these exceptional highlights, Montmartre Hill stands out as one of the most captivating. The sweeping steps leading up to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica offer photographers an uninterrupted panorama of Paris. This vantage point provides an ideal setting for capturing the sun’s descent over the city.
While the square in front of Sacré-Coeur Basilica does provide an elevated glimpse of the city, it can often be a challenge to fully immerse in the vista due to the bustling crowds that surround the basilica. But the solution is simple. Venture a little further, on a small group walking tour and explore the district to uncover some of the most magnificent views with an expert local guide.
2. Place du Tertre
Nestled at the heart of Montmartre, Place du Tertre has been a cultural melting pot for artists, revolutionaries, and free spirits for generations. As you wander through the cobblestone streets, absorb the charming vistas of local windmills, sprawling vineyards, and the quintessential Parisian way of life. For photographers and travelers, it’s a place where you can capture incredible moments and create your own visual stories. Delve into the architectural nuances of the district’s diverse structures and find inspiration for your artistic journey.
3. Place du Calvaire
Make your way through the charming streets, Place du Calvaire will provide you with picturesque vistas. This delightful square offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling crowds at Place du Tertre. Here, you’ll find a place where you can enjoy some calm and quiet time. You can also capture incredible views of the Eiffel Tower emerging between the neighboring buildings.
4. Rue de l’Abreuvoir
Rue de l’Abeuvoir is another hidden gem waiting to be captured through your lens. As you stroll through the charming streets, Rue de l’Abreuvoir will greet you with the Buste de Dalida, a tribute to a beloved French singer. This cobblestone street exudes old-world charm with its quaint cafes, ivy-covered walls, and colorful facades. Rue de l’Abeuvoir provides an ideal setting for photography enthusiasts seeking to capture the Montmartre’s bohemian spirit.
5. Cabaret Au Lapin Agile
A few minutes walk from Rue de l’Abreuvoir, find the renowned Cabaret Au Lapin Agile, a gathering place for artists and free spirits throughout the years. Start with an exterior shot to showcase its rustic facade, characterized by the sloped cobbled streets, rickety fencing, and iconic Au Lapin Agile logo. Focus on the historical details, both inside and out, and don’t forget to photograph the warm interior ambiance. Capture moments of people enjoying themselves and experiment with different angles.
Join the Paris: Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre Guided Walking Tour to explore many more picturesque destinations. Uncover the hidden gems of Montmartre on an intimate small group walking tour. Enjoy panoramic city views from Sacré-Coeur Basilica, and see the famous Place du Tertre with an expert guide.