5 locations you can photograph the Eiffel Tower in Paris

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is by far one of the most photographed landmarks in the city, and most visited in Europe. It held the record for being the tallest structure in World until overtaken by the Chylser building in New York in 1930.

Photographing the Eiffel Tower is easy. It is visble from many areas in the city. Rather than capturing it  right from underneath it, here are 5 other locations you can spot it from:

1. The Pantheon

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The Latin Quarter in Paris is stunning. Its stone buildings reminded me a lot of Bath in England. When in the Latin Quarter, and directly south of the Pantheon, you will see the top of the Tower poking through the buildings.

I loved this photograph, and felt it was so quintessentially French.

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2. Montparnasse Tower (Tour Montparnasse)

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Although I have been to Paris many times, I never quite made it up the Montparnasse Tower. It is 56 stories high (210m), and offers panoramic views over the city. It costs €17 to get to the top, and it is open air, so it makes for capturing a better photograph.

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3. Arc de triomphe

arc-de-triompheThe Arc de triomphe is a great spot to get a brilliant view straight down the tree lined Champs-Élysées. The view from the top will offer you  a clear view of the Tower, as well as other landmarks in the city.

It will cost you €12 to enter, and climb to the top.

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All three of the above are great long distance shots, offering a good overall perspective of the majesty of the tower.

 4. Trocadero Gardens

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Trocadero gardens is probably the most well known location to snap the Eiffel Tower.

With grand steps and a platform overlooking it, it makes it a great spot for seeing the tower fairly up close, but still at a distance.

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It does get quite busy, but not as busy as directly below the tower.

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5. Pont de Bir-Hakeim Bridge

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The Pont de Bir-Hakeim Bridge has become increasingly popular every since its use in the movie Inception. Its symmetry appeals to a number of photographers, and if you visit, you’ll see a lot of people using it for photo shoots.

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I had no idea about this bridge, but really glad I visited it. It gave me a different perspective of the tower and city.

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The Eiffel Tower is a wonderful building to capture in Paris. What other landmarks are your favourite in the city?

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