Best Photo Spots in France

Notre Dame de Paris

This cathedral is very famous (even Disney made a cartoon with its name, inspired by the book from Victor Hugo). As a touristic place it is often crowded. One solution to avoid it is to go there at night with your tripod. During the day you can enter the cathedral…

The Louvre

The Louvre is a very famous museum (home of La Joconde). Since 1989, a glass pyramid is in the middle of the building (designed by Pei). Highly debated when it was presented to the public, it is now a symbol of this museum. I think that at night is the…

Opéra Garnier

Paris is a wonderful city, but I think it is even better at night. Among all the monuments in Paris, one of my favorite is this one. During the day you can visit it and it is worth doing it (at least for the ceiling painted by Chagall). During the…

Fêtes des Lumières

This is a particular “photo spot” since it is more a “photo time”. Lyon organizes every year around December 8th the “light party”. All the city is illuminated by different artists and there are visual shows in building. If you are in France in December, it is definitely a wonderful…

Champagne Vineyards at Châtillon-sur-Marne

Châtillon-sur-Marne is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France. It lies in the valley of the Marne River, surrounded by the Parc Naturel de la Montagne de Reims. It lies in the historic province of Champagne. The picturesque village stands above sloping vineyards and fields.

Old Lyon Neighborhood

Lyon is the 2nd or 3rd biggest city in France and is located near the Alps. The “Vieux Lyon” neighborhood is a medieval part of the city and is quite unique (listed as a part of the World Heritage of Unesco). The “cathédrale St-Jean” is impressive, and if you go…

Parc des oiseaux

This kind of zoo is dedicated to birds so you want to bring tele-lenses. Monopods will also be an interesting idea. Shows are organized and if you plan to go there be sure to arrive in advance to be sitted where you want (depending on your needs).

Millau Viaduct

This viaduct is one of the highest in the world. It is very impressive wherever you look at it, similar to the Golden Gate Bridge for example. If you want to admire it, avoid going there in the summer where there are a lot of traffic in the A75 freeway.…

Roquefort

All the Roquefort cheese that you can buy all over the world is made in this part of France (in French we say “king of cheese, cheese of kings”). When you visit the caves, you can learn how this particular cheese is made. Since you are underground, be sure to…

Perouges

This place is a medieval city, and you can go there anytime you want. I have enjoyed the November month for the fall colors, however other seasons will bring other opportunities. You can bring a tripod if you want, but I would mainly bring a wide-angle lens.