The 18th arrondissement is FULL of beautiful photo spots, mainly because it encompasses Montmartre – my favourite place to take photos in Paris. Below I have shared 10 of my favourite photoshoot locations in Montmartre – yes 10! I couldn’t just choose 3 like the other two arrondissements I have done so far.
When you envision a typically French neighbourhood, you are most likely envisioning something like Montmartre. Perched on top of of a hill, Montmartre is full of charm! With the grand basilica – Sacré-Cœur, quaint bistros, cobblestone streets, artists set up in the main square, and history everywhere you look – Montmartre is straight from a movie set.
As you walk the cobblestone streets of Montmartre you are walking in the footsteps of some of Paris’ most known names such as Picasso & Van Gogh. I love Montmartre so much that I have actually created a free photo walk guide for you to experience the magic of this village yourself. Click here to access my free Montmartre walking tour.
With one of the best views of Paris and the classic Paris rooftop, this lookout is the perfect spot to snap photos of yourself as well as the gorgeous view. Click here for the exact location.
And then all you need to do is turn around and you have another great shot of the beautiful basilica, inaugurated in 1891. And fun fact – the Sacré-Cœur cleans itself! When building Sacré-Cœur, they used a special type of stone from quarries in Souppes. In the rain, the stone releases calcite which cleans the stone to keep it white!
At the corner of Rue des Saules and Rue L’Abreuvoir is La Maison Rose (2 Rue L’Abreuvoir). I’m sure you would have seen this famous pink house on social media, but it is special for much more than just being a very instagramable location. This cafe has been serving coffee for over 100 years. The first known owners of this cafe were Laure Germaine and Ramon Pichot. Germaine was once Picasso’s muse and lover and Pichot was a famous Spanish painter, Salvador Dali’s mentor. Picasso was often found at La Maison Rose.
The ‘I love you wall’ was created by mural artist Claire Kito and calligraphist Frédéric Baron. With over 311 written declarations in 250 different languages, the wall has become a meeting place for lovers. Find “I love you” in your native language, and pose in front of this perfect backdrop for romantic Paris pics!
For a classic Paris metro shot, this metro is one of the best! Tucked away behind the hill of Montmartre, in my opinion this is the most instagrammable metro stop, and a perfect photo spot!
Hidden behind the beautiful Sacré-Cœur church is this little garden. In a very busy Montmartre, this garden is often a lot more quiet. It also has a fun view of the church and with the terraced vines, it makes for great photo opportunities!
This is not an exact location, but as you walk between each of the spots I have outlined above, you will come across so many other photo opportunities. With cobblestone streets, street art, and cute Paris architecture – Montmartre is one of the best neighbourhoods to get classic Paris street shots. Here are a couple of my faves:
Found on Rue Saint-Vincent is this famous vine covered lamp post. Particularly beautiful in Fall as the leaves become bright red, this is a gorgeous backdrop for photos.
Montmartre is on top of a hill, which means there are PLENTY of staircases to photograph at. Below are a couple of favourite staircases that I’ve photographed at, but they’re all pretty fun!
Montmartre is known as an old artist jaunt where the likes of Picasso and Van Gogh lived. Montmartre is still a neighbourhood where artists choose to congregate. And one of the special things to do in Montmartre is to visit this square that is often filled with local artists. You can buy their work, or even get your own portrait drawn.
Well that’s it, my 10 favourite photo spots in Montmartre! As you can see Montmartre is the perfect photoshoot location and definitely a nightbourhood to add to your visit list in Paris!
We love taking photos of clients in Montmartre and you can…
And make sure to also download my Montmartre photo walk guide. So when you next visit, you can discover all that Montmartre has to offer!