Eiffel tower

Where to take a great photo of the Eiffel Tower

Belvederes with breathtaking views of Paris

The Eiffel Tower is visible from a distance of 55 to 80 km from Paris, depending on weather and air quality. If you have a camera with a good zoom and are looking for a challenge, the tower is a great subject, even from a considerable distance, as long as you are shooting from an elevated position. Some of the best places to capture the Eiffel Tower along with the rest of Paris are, of course, the dome of the Sacred Heart Basilica on the Montmartre hill and the belvedere in Belleville Parkin the 20th arrondissement.

Around Paris and outside of the capital itself, there may be other outstanding elevated spots near you that deserve to be on your list of favorite outings. Be prepared to search for the best vantage points and choose based on the terrain, urban layout and vegetation. To begin, consider Argenteuil and the Parisis natural region northwest of Paris, home to two hills (Orgemont and Châtaigniers) and offering pleasant green spaces and an exceptional panoramic view of the Seine valley. West, go to Mont Valérien (site of national memory) in Suresnes and the Parc de Saint-Cloud.

Further south, a visit to the park and the terrace of the Meudon Observatory and its surroundings are unmissable. Follow the course of the Seine with your eyes and you will see the Eiffel Tower! To North-east, Parc Jean Moulin in Bagnolet-Montreuil offers a magnificent panoramic view of all of Paris and the Eiffel Tower which, although distant, remains proudly installed in the landscape.

Follow these “Tower fan” photographers on Instagram

A mix of professionals and amateurs. Their pictures of Paris and the Eiffel Tower are poetic and inspiring! Be sure to follow them on Instagram.

  • Gérard Trang, alias @superchinois801

  • Franck Lammens, alias @franck_lammens

  • Olivier Costier, alias @photocostier

  • Frederic, aka @gogojungle

  • Ludovic, aka @ludovicstrl

  • Paul Second, aka @second.paul

  • Phil, alias @phil_a_paname

  • Charles Cohen Boyer

  • Louis R, aka @man.of.streets

  • Carina L, aka @carina_ta_legao

  • Olivier Wong, alias @wonguy974

  • AG Photographer

  • Nadège, alias @douceur_a_paris