Instagram Your Way Around Paris
Paris. The mere mention of its name conjures images of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. With so many sights to see and 20 different arrondissements to explore, at times it can seem a tad overwhelming – so the best thing to do is just hit the pavement and wander. Here’s a brief introduction to some of Paris’ quintessential monuments, museums and neighborhoods – all captured through Instagram.
Larissa Olenicoff is a travel addict and iPhone photographer with a passion for Europe in particular. Her travel blog is a colorful whirlwind of eye-candy, travel tips and unexpected adventures that seek to inspire world travel while simultaneously providing insight into the culture and landscape of destinations.
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Exiting the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre metro station for a start in the heart of Paris.
As one of the largest and most visited museums in the world, the Louvre is an absolute must for any traveller to Paris.
There is no shortage of fantastic culinary experiences in Paris; however grabbing a quick baguette sandwich and taking it down to enjoy somewhere along the Seine can be a budget-friendly and atmospheric option.
One of the most important Gothic cathedrals in the world and very historic piece of Paris, Notre-Dame sits markedly along the Seine on the eastern side of Île de la Cité.
A true legend – no other sight in the city is more famous than the Eiffel Tower. Glamorous and glittery by night, one of the best views of it can be seen from Trocadero just across the Seine.
Dominating the end of the famous Champs Elysee and in the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, the Arc de Triomphe is right behind the Eiffel Tower as one of the most recognisable symbols of Paris. Take the elevator to the top for incredible panoramic views of the city below.
A stroll around Le Marais, or the Soho of Paris, is an excellent way to spend some time – and money. Known as one of the best neighborhoods for shopping, it’s also where you will find some of the best examples of pre-revolutionary architecture and get a feel for Medieval Paris.
One of those fantastic albeit interesting French culinary experiences: escargot. Don’t let their garden name (uh, snails) scare you as they are absolutely delicious and work perfectly as an appetizer or even a light meal in the midst of Parisian urban adventures.
A great place to end the day is in Montmarte with a walk up to the striking Sacre Couer and a view of ole Paris you won’t soon forget.
All photos writers own.