Hotel Bleu de Grenelle

11 spots to photograph the Eiffel Tower

Categories : Discover Paris, published on : 12/15/23

A true Parisian emblem, the Eiffel Tower can be admired from near or far, and no one leaves the capital without having taken a photo of it at least once. The Iron Lady is also one of the most highlighted monuments in the world on social networks. So, if you also want to leave with a unique shot, here are 11 spots to photograph the Eiffel Tower .


Place du Trocadéro

The Trocadéro esplanade is widely renowned for being one of the best spots for taking photos of the Eiffel Tower. It must be said that the immense terrace offers a completely unobstructed view of the monument, with the magnificent Trocadéro gardens and the Warsaw Fountain as a backdrop.

Day and night, this photo spot attracts many tourists, and if you want to prolong the pleasure, you can even reserve a table with a view of the Eiffel Tower at the Palais de Chaillot brasserie, the Café de l'Homme, and take great photos from the terrace.


The Bir-Hakeim bridge

If you're looking to take a romantic photo of the Eiffel Tower , with the Seine in the foreground, head to the Bir-Hakeim Bridge . Professional photographers go there regularly for very elegant photo shoots, combining the silvery beauty of the Parisian bridge and the presence of the tower.

If the idea of taking photos from Parisian bridges appeals to you, travel along the right bank to discover the different viewpoints, going from the Pont de Iéna to the Pont Alexandre III, via the Pont de l'Alma .


The Champ-de-Mars park

For many tourists, logic pushes them to take out their camera at the foot of the emblematic monument of Paris, on the Champ-de-Mars . However, you will need to have suitable equipment to succeed in taking the Eiffel Tower so closely. To maximize your chances of getting the ideal photo, the 24-hectare park still offers you enough space to find the right angle. If you succeed, you will have the pleasure of obtaining an XXL size portrait of the Eiffel Tower .


From a riverboat on the Seine

The Bateau Mouche ride is probably one of the most popular attractions for tourists passing through Paris. Beyond the romantic setting, this short walk on the Seine has the advantage of passing in front of all the greatest monuments of the capital: Louvre museum, Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, Orsay museum... And of course , Eiffel Tower !

From the Seine, the riverboat ride offers a unique perspective on the tower , and allows you to take magnificent photos to immortalize the moment.


Sainte-Dominique Street

In the 7th arrondissement of Paris, rue Sainte-Dominique is a photo spot known to professional photographers who want to enjoy the beauty of Gustave Eiffel's masterpiece. We then obtain a shot marked by the verticality of the buildings, in which we find the image of traditional Paris, between small shopping streets and a large iron tower.


The Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is, of course, one of the emblematic monuments of the capital. But it also offers the ideal setting for photography enthusiasts, because you can discover an exceptional point of view on Iron Woman .

The unmissable photo spot is still worth it, since you have to climb the 284 steps of the monument to access the roof terrace and the breathtaking view of the tower.


The Ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde

What better way to admire Paris and the Eiffel Tower than to get up high? For this, the Grande Roue de Paris is one of the most romantic photo spots in the capital. Installed at regular intervals on the Place de la Concorde, it allows you to obtain magnificent photos of the Iron Lady , while offering yourself a little magical experience with a breathtaking panorama.

At 60 meters high, the professional or amateur photographer has plenty of time to enhance the Eiffel Tower, day or night.


The roof terrace of the Montparnasse tower

For once, let's try to get up to the Eiffel Tower to get a unique point of view. To do this, go to the top of the Montparnasse tower , in the 14th arrondissement. You will then have to take the fastest elevator in Europe, and climb the 56 floors in just 38 seconds. Already there, the panorama is breathtaking, but if you want to take an even more beautiful photo report, go up to the 59th floor, on the roof terrace of the tower. At 210 meters high, you will get unique images of the Eiffel Tower .


The Basilica of the Sacred Heart

For a photo shoot with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop , you can also go to the Butte Montmartre, in the 18th arrondissement. There, the Sacré-Coeur basilica is an ideal spot for taking beautiful photos with the Iron Lady in the background.

And for even more quality photos, you can climb the dome of the historic monument by taking the 300-step staircase. The game is worth the effort, because the postcard decor immerses you in a magical atmosphere.


Mont Valérien

If you move a little further from Paris, behind the Bois de Boulogne, Mont Valérien is one of the best spots for breathtaking landscapes with a view of the Eiffel Tower. At an altitude of 161 meters, Mont-Valérien was above all a place of worship, before being the main place of execution of resistance fighters during the Second World War. However, it is in this tragic historical setting that we find a unique spot for magnificent photos of the Eiffel Tower .


Jussieu and Belleville Park

To get a great perspective on all the most beautiful monuments in Paris, you sometimes just need to move away a little and gain a little height. Meet in Jussieu, and more precisely at Belleville Park . There, at an altitude of 108 meters, you will obtain a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, but also of the Grand Palais, the Montparnasse tower, the Invalides dome, Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, and the Pompidou Center .


And if you want to take nice photos of the Iron Lady without leaving your hotel room, book a room now with a view of the Eiffel Tower at the Bleu de Grenelle hotel.

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    Rooms must be liberated at 12pm at the latest

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    The hotel does not have a private parking, but there parkings are available around the hotel and underneath the metro line situated across from the hotel. 

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    Room sizes vary according to capacity. Single rooms are approximately 13 m2, double rooms 14 to 17 m2 and triple rooms 21 m2. The apartment with its two rooms and small kitchen 32 m2.

  • Does the hotel have connecting rooms?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle offers adjacent rooms, using of two private double rooms with a common entrance. They are perfect for family stays!

  • Does the hotel offer babysitting services?

    Our front office team will be delighted to recommend top-quality babysitting services.

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    The hotel does not have its own restaurant (besides the breakfast service), but our team will be happy to recommend some of the best addresses in Paris according to your taste and desire.

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    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle is opened to everyone! If you don’t have a reservation, you still are welcome any time during the day to enjoy the co-working area and the bar.

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    The wi-fi is available for free in the rooms and the common areas of the hotel

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    We will be happy to put a baby bed in your room on a simple advance request.

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    All our rooms are equipped with heating and air-conditioning depending on the season (heating when outside temperatures are below 17 Celsius degrees and air-conditioning when temperatures are above 17 Celsius degrees)

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    Our boutique hotel in Paris offers access to PRMs on the first floor and in two rooms especially equipped for their needs.

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    Besides baby beds, the hotel does not install additional adults beds, but suggests booking one of the triple rooms that will offer optimal comfort to all occupants.

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    Le Bleu de Grenelle, Parisian boutique hotel, has some rooms adapted for customers with traditional domestic animals (we do not have vivariums or delphinariums).

    An additional 10 euros per night is required to have the room specially cleaned. Thank you for mentioning that you are traveling with your pet at the time of reservation to confirm the availability of these rooms.

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  • What is the city tax "taxe de séjour"?

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    In reality, the « taxe de séjour » is paid by the clients to the hotel, in relation to the number of nights spent and the category of the rented room. The total sum of the collected taxes is then returned to the municipality at the end of a period called, period of perception.   

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    Steamers are available at the reception on simple request.

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    The hotel offers an external laundry service with a classic formula (drop off before noon and pick up the next day) and an express formula (drop off before noon and pick up after 8pm on the day)

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