Capturing Paris

Pictures of Paris: Eiffel Tower in Black and White

Having lived in Paris for 6 years, it’s not surprising I have bucket loads of pictures of Paris. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the famous museums and the beautiful parks and gardens, I seem to have captured it all at some point or another.

Pictures of Paris: The Louvre

But it has only been in the last year or so that I started focusing on iPhoneography. So here are some of my favourite iPhone photos of Paris from my last year of living in the City of Light. Follow me on Instagram to see more photos from around Europe.

Turquoise Fiat 500 on the Left Bank in Paris

The Opera Garnier has one of the most beautiful interiors of all the buildings in Paris. You can walk up the grand staircase, wander around the magnificent ballroom and admire Marc Chagall’s stunning ceiling artwork.

The Paris Opera House

At Les Invalides you’ll find the Army Museum and the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Les Invalides: The Tomb of Napolean Bonaparte

The Musee d’Orsay is home to many Impressionist masterpieces as well as a few women warriors.

Musee d'Orsay Women Warriors

If modern art is more your thing, head to the Centre Pompidou. I must admit I never ventured inside this museum.

Photos of Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou

The Conciergerie is one of my favourite buildings in Paris. I love the turrets!

Images of Paris: The Conciergerie

Just next to the Conciergerie is the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris.

Photo of Ile de la Cite and the Pont Neuf

Another famous bridge is the Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge popular with lovers and their lovelocks.

The Pont des Arts at Sunset Plus Some Cloudporn

The Eiffel Tower is probably my least favourite monument in Paris and I’ve never even been up to the top but I could never resist taking a picture when walking by.

Pictures of Paris: The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower from the Champs de Mars

The Eiffel Tower at night taken after getting drunk at the Aussie Embassy

The Luxembourg Gardens are beautiful all year round but especially in spring when the tulips are in flower and in summer when you can have a picnic on the grass.

The Luxembourg Garden: A Great Picnic Spot

If you prefer something a little more elegant check out the gardens at the Palais Royal.

The Very Elegant Palais Royal Garden

The Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil is a little off the beaten path but as my neighbourhood park it’s one place I probably visited more than any other. It’s a botanical garden with greenhouses which supply most of the plants for the parks in Paris.

Statue at the Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil

Also on the border of Paris is the Bois de Boulogne where you’ll find family friendly parks and lakes and a fairly significant number of prostitutes.

Bois de Boulogne Sunset - Paris, France

Also a little off the beaten path but becoming more popular with tourists is the Canal St Martin. I’ve had my fair share of expat meetups here.

Off The Beaten Tourist Path: Canal St Martin

Houseboat on the Canal St Martin in Paris

One more photo of the Louvre just because it makes my heart skip a beat every time I walk by.

The Louvre and a Little Cloudporn

Visiting cemetaries is a little weird if you ask me but the Pere Lachaise cemetery is interesting from a historical point of view. There are so many famous people buried here including Jim Morrison.

Photo of Jim Morrison's Grave at Pere Lachaise

I think I’ve been to Montmartre three, maybe four times. I know nothing about the area except that it’s packed with tourists and the Sacre Coeur is kinda pretty. PS Watch out for thieves and scammers here.

Sacre Coeur

Last but not least I give you Notre Dame. A photo essay of Paris cannot be complete without it.

Pictures of Paris: Notre Dame and the Seine

Not in Paris proper but within the greater Paris area is the stunning Chateau de Versailles and the gardens which are free to enter.

Perfect Gardens at the Chateau de Versailles

My only regret is not having an iPhone picture of my favourite building in Paris and the entire world, the Hotel de Ville.

About Andrea

Andrea Anastasakis is the founder and author of road trip blog Rear View Mirror. She is currently driving her Fiat 500 around Europe. Follow her travel adventures on Instagram.


  1. My favorite has got to be the third one – excellent capture. SO Paris! 🙂

    • That’s my favourite too. I have no idea how they managed to get into that little spot or get out of it but that’s Paris for you. 😉

  2. Really lovely shots! Am so glad we got to connect at Abby’s picnic just before you left. Hope you’re having a ball off on the go! Paris is cold and grey, so no sadness on your end of the spectrum, I’m sure.

    • Thanks Daisy! It’s a shame we only got to meet up that one time but I’m sure I’ll be back in Paris next year for a visit. I’m not missing cloudy Paris but I did see it has been snowing a bit. I will always miss snow covered Paris.

  3. You’ll have to come back to the Palais Royal on a nicer day! And I love the term “iphoneography”!

  4. Paris so so gorgeous….the little blue car is hilarious!!!! Just back from Paris a month ago and already I can’t wait to go pack. The city has some kind of hold on me! But again, I am sure I am not the only one! 6 years in Paris sounds wonderful.