Paris is the most visited Tourist destination in the world, it’s probably the most photographed too! We never tire of seeing pictures of the beautiful city of light.
These photos of Paris are by photographer John Woods from Madison, Wisconsin, US. He and wife Nancy say any time is good to take a photo in Paris but John especially likes “getting up early and walking down to the Seine to capture Notre Dame, the bridges across the river, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, Montmartre, the gardens, the streets, the people, the monuments – really just about anywhere.”
Paris in Pictures
The colourful Place des Tertres, Montmartre is very photogenic. In the tree lined square, artists set up their easels, tourists amble and restaurant waiters dash in and out of tables delivering wine, hot chocolate, snacks and dishes of steaming food.
The south Rose window of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. There are three rose windows in this ancient cathedral, this one is 800 years old, a gift from King Louis IX, who was made a saint. Lit up by the sun, this masterpiece of stained glass, 42 feet across, looks jewel like and throws colourful hues across the inside of the church.
The Arc de Triomphe stands in the middle of a carousel surrounded by traffic with views over the surrounding boulevards and avenues. Cross via the subway to admire the architecture, climb to the top and visit the museum and admire those views over Paris. Read more about the Arc de Triomphe
Places des Vosges, the oldest square in Paris, commissioned by King Henri IV is lined with gorgeous houses, one of them once home to the great Victor Hugo. The arched stone arcades brim with restaurants, art galleries and designer boutiques. Read more about the Place des Vosges
In the 18th and 19th centuries there are a dozen covered shopping passages of Paris still in use today – and they’re very photogenic. Read more about the covered passages of Paris
The Musee de Carnavalet reveals the history of Paris in its beautiful stately home location. Sumptious rooms, elegant, lavish furnishing and exhibits make this a truly spectacular visit. Read more about the Carnavalet Museum (note it is closed for refurbishment until 2019).
Sainte-Chapelle church is like an 800 year old jewel box you can walk into. Not far from the much larger Cathedral of Notre-Dame, this chapel is one of the most incredible sites in Paris. Read more about Sainte-Chapelle
Apero time in Paris at the legendary Relais Odeon, Boulevard Saint-Germaine
A visit to a boulangerie is a must in Paris and there are hundreds to choose from including the very pretty Au Petit Versailles du Marais (1 Rue Tiron, 4th arrondissement).
More on Paris
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5 Brilliant free museums in Paris
5 off the beaten track things to do in Paris, including the house of a man who appears in a Harry Potter story!
Rue Mouffetard – the oldest street in Paris
Saint-Ouen – the enormous flea market district of Paris