Paris is one of Instagrammers' favorite cities! Famous the world over for its sumptuous architecture, historic monuments and lights, it's also famous for the sublime shots that photographers can bring back in their luggage or, better still, on their feed! Here's the first part of my report on how to fall in love with Paris... if you haven't already!


#lamaisonrose #lamaisonroseparis (The Pink House)

Montmartre, in Paris's 18th arrondissement, is packed with picturesque nooks and crannies for Instagrammers in search of memorable shots. And among these places is the unmissable Maison Rose, with its air of a "country house for dolls"! It also has a wonderful history, which adds to its charm: around 1850, Laure Gargallo, wife of a painter and model for Picasso, bought the adorable cabin to open a family canteen for her artist friends.

Address: 2 rue de l'Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris - Metro: Lamarck Caulaincourt


#colonnesburen  #colonnesdeburen  #burencolonnes

Les colonnes de Buren, in the main courtyard of the Palais-Royal, are an open-air work of art: 260 black and white columns, ranging in height from 8.7 to 62 cm, spread over 3,000 m2. They're also an instant hit with Instagrammers, as their modern black-and-white design perfectly reflects the more solemn architecture that surrounds them. Created in 1986 by Daniel Buren, the Buren columns are a real tourist attraction, allowing visitors to climb them at their leisure.

Address: 2 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris - Metro: Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre


#pigallebasket  #pigallebasketball  #pigallebasketcourt

France's most colorful basketball court! Wedged between two buildings in Paris's 9th arrondissement, the Pigalle Basket Court is a veritable work of open-air art, as well as a meeting place for the capital's sports enthusiasts. Renovated and inaugurated in 2015 by Nike, it's a fantastic venue thanks to its vivid gradient colors, offering a unique and incomparable setting.

Address: 17 Rue Duperré - 75009 Paris - Metro: Pigalle (Line 2 and Line 12) or Saint-George


#philarmoniedeparis  #philarmonieparis #parisphilarmonie

The Philharmonie de Paris building, a cultural Mecca of futuristic architecture, is as gigantic as it is impressive! It's inspired by the shape of a hill, but in aluminum and in the heart of Paris, in the southeastern part of the Parc de la Villette. In front of it, a wide cobblestone walkway plays with the monument's perspectives. A gargantuan, futuristic architecture, with gigantic mirror-effect facades: an Instagrammer's paradise for unique, creative shots!

Address: 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris - Metro: Porte de Pantin (Line 5)


#carouseltoureiffel   #carrouseleiffeltower  #carrouseleiffel

Whether you're still a child or not, the 1900s-style carousel at the foot of the Eiffel Tower leaves no one indifferent! It's the perfect place to take sumptuous photographs with a magical, timeless allure. What's more, it offers a magical panorama of the Eiffel Tower.

Address: Quai Branly, 75007 Paris - Metro: Passy or Bir-Hakeim



You'll feel like you're out of Paris and out of time as you stroll down this cobbled cul-de-sac lined with colorful, leafy houses in Paris's 11th arrondissement. The street's must-see, n°104/106, with its blue facade, has an air of Havana in Paris! With the arrival of spring, the vegetation will be coming back to life, and the photos will be even more beautiful! Although rue Oberkampf is best known for its festive evenings, its courtyards and backyards are home to former artists' studios, offices and charming houses.

Address: 104-106 rue Oberkampf. Paris 11th - Metro: Rue St Maur station


#piscinemolitor  #piscinemolitorparis  #piscinemolitorbynight

The Molitor swimming pool, built in 1929 in "Art Deco" style, was an essential meeting place for young people of the time. However, 60 years later, it was abandoned following the reports of certain experts who deemed it unhealthy and dilapidated. In 2010, it became a squat dedicated to street-art before finally being renovated in 2011. The Molitor pool has been restored to its former grandeur and is now a 5-star hotel. The place is one of the must-see Parisian spots for Instagram users.

Address: 13 Rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris - Metro: Exalmans (Line 9)



The 32 bronze candelabras and hammered copper sculptures that adorn the Alexandre-III bridge, which spans the Seine between Paris's 7th and 8th arrondissements, inspire many an Instagraver! Is it its precious decoration that attracts so many languorous poses?

Address: Pont Alexandre III. Paris 8e - Metro: Quai d'Orsay station 


Catherine - Lifestyle
Catherine - Lifestyle
Bonjour, my name is Catherine. I live in the heart of Paris. I’ve always loved to travel and, over the years, I developed it into a real art: the right addresses, the suitcase, how to manage fatigue with my Parisian look! From Cannes to Antigua, from the red carpet to Pilates, I have to live up to the reputation. I have small apartments in Paris that I rent out. I love to personally welcome my guests and give them some recommendations about life in Paris “living like a true Parisian and not like a simple tourist in an elegant private suit in the heart of the city”.


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