An Offbeat Guide to Paris’ Most Instagrammable Spots

Saint Ouen Flea Market via Divento

Paris is picture-perfect. Every corner, every alleyway, and stairway has the ability to plunge one into a dreamland worthy of a million captures. The historic soundless chords of life that vibrate throughout this city, fused with contemporary minimalist design, make it absolutely Insta-perfect! What truly makes Paris beautiful is the intermingling of the monuments and the people. Lose yourself to the charm of cheese-country, wander the streets, and capture the most fabulous memories. Here’s a list to get you started at some of Paris’ most wonderfully photogenic places off the beaten path:

Dome of Sacré-Coeur Basilica

Un pasajero con destino de ser feliz 👀

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As a start, head over to one of the more touristy places in the city. An alternative to climbing the Eiffel Tower, climb the dome at Sacré-Coeur which offers the most breathtaking view of the entire city. It’s worth it!

Lamarck-Caulaincourt Metro Stop

Montmarte❤️

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While you’re in Montmartre, make sure to get off at this particular Métro stop. It’s impossible to walk by this stop’s vintage sign without taking a shot.

Le Très Particulier

One of the most secret gardens of Montmartre is a hotel bar, offering craft cocktails and the most Insta-worthy cocktail-sipping images.

Quai des Tuileries

Here’s a secret: this is the only point in Paris with all major national monuments within view on all sides. The lucky few get to live there too, on boats. Feel free to host a petit evening apéro there.

Merci 

My favorite store in Paris. 🖤

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Paris’ most famous concept store is basically a continuous pop-up with ever-changing installations and, of course — the famous red car outside.

Square Léopold-Achille

Parks in Paris are just 👌🏼🌹 I could spend many hours just sitting here!

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The secret rose garden of Paris is the perfect escape to Marie Antoinette times without leaving the 21 century. Bring a picnic, sunbathe, read a book — everything is allowed here.

Pink Mamma

Such a beautiful place 🌿

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One of Paris’ most photogenic locations, this Pigalle resto is surprisingly affordable and absolutely any Francophile girl’s dream.

Canal Saint-Martin 

Joie de vivre. Asi le dicen en #Francia a la alegría de vivir ❤️💙 Te enamoraste del mural? Agendá📍esquina Rue de Lancy y Rue Jean Poulmarch justo bordeando el Canal Saint Martin , otra de las zonas hipster de París im-per-dibles y para caminar por la tardecita sola o de la mano de @parisbymartin (si queres un recorrido a pie acompañada por Martin q sabe de cada esquina y te cuenta todo como un amigo). Este barrio es una especie de #EastVillage (NY) donde no manda Coco Chanel sino el #streetart, los skates, los diseñadores independientes y los “modernos” de la ciudad. Para la tardecita es obligado un rosé🍷con baguette sobre el canal, se pone a full!!! Y para la noche? sí o sí termina con este #datazo 👉🏻 @lecomptoirgeneral un multiespacio escondido kitch mezcla de jungla con playa californiana y de África con Caribe para drinks, tapeo relajado y boliche cool a donde vienen solo los locales, nada turistico. Deslizá todos los slides para conocerlo🤘🏻. #ChicasenParís #Atoutfrance @airfrance Y desde #LaFrance 🇫🇷acá palpitando la copaaaa #Messi 🇦🇷🤦🏻‍♀️💪🏼 #parisjetaime

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Hipster-central, Canal Saint-Martin is the central area for doing absolutely nothing. Rent a boat (no license necessary) and cruise around on the calm waters.

Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Bientôt une nouvelle chronique signée @marielynejoncas à #PaparaGilles!

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Vintage finds, kitsch decor, and the most lively French personalities at this market. Perfect for a weekend morning of market digging.

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Lush-central, this is the most underrated park in Paris. Grab a beer at Pavillon Puebla, recline on one of the outside couches, and snap a few pics of the perfect day that you’re having.

Le Saint-Régis

Cheeeers to Friday! Oh no wait, it’s only Wednesday… Oh well 🙈🍷

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The perfect café-terrasse is on Île Saint-Louis facing Île de la Cité and Notre Dame. When the sun begins to set, the terrace is bathed in a golden glow. Don’t miss a rosé-hour shot here.

La Fontaine d’Henri IV 

Local bar, love it!

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When this café is open, which it isn’t because the local government keeps trying to shut it down, it is the most random patio in the middle of Belleville, but also the most charming. It’s worth a trip to the hilly village to explore its communist past, artist residencies, and secret streets.