Paris has many famous sights to visit, but when your schedule is rather tight and you’re hungry for explorations you will find yourself in the need for some exciting places you haven’t gazed at on photos so many times before. Here are five places we stopped by during our brief stay in Paris that you might not know about yet:

1. Tour Montparnasse. A 56-story tower, located in the southern half of the French metropolis with a spectacular view. For 17 € (15 € if you are a student) you can take the elevator to the 360° panoramic platform from where you can enjoy the setting sun. It is also the only public location where you are allowed to bring a tripod, making it the perfect stop to take photos of the city at night. While the line to the elevator usually isn’t that long, keep in mind that the camera holes in the glass facade which fences the whole platform are in great demand by everyone.33 venue du Maine, 75015 Paris

2 & 3. Bibliothèque nationale de France. The French national library, which consists of two sited in total: the new complex in the 13. Arronidissement and the original library (Site Richelieu-Louvois) located near the Bourse, offers some incredible architecture to marvel at. Both sites are open to visitors and you are allowed to take photos inside. However, you are not allowed to walk around in the reading room.Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris
58 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris

4. The quay along the Seine. Home of Paris’ many many runners, the quays are a wonderful destination to escape from the hectic traffic on the streets for a while.

5. Pont de Bir-Hakeim. Built in the early 20th century, this bridge’s architecture is beautiful, to say the least. During the day, the place is crowded by couples getting engagement photos due to the iconic view you have of the Eiffel Tower from Bir-Hakeim.Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris

Simon Laslo

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I am a Berlin-based 20-year-old photographer and travel enthusiast. Let me show you the world through my viewfinder!

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  • Bernd says:

    Echt genialer Blogpost! Bin absolut verliebt in die tolle Stadt! 🙂
    Schade, dass wir uns knapp verpasst haben! Hoffe euer Fahrzeug hat den Verkehr überlebt. 😀

    Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende! 🙂
    Bernd –