Novice photographers and experienced shutterbugs alike will find much to love on this private photo tour of Paris. Choose from a walking route through the Left Bank bohemia of the Latin Quarter or artsy, hilltop Montmartre, and meet your guide in a central location midmorning. Bring whatever camera equipment you have, from a smartphone or point-and-shoot to an advanced digital SLR.
Set off through the historic streets, stopping as often as you like to capture scenes that inspire you. See iconic attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and Sacré Coeur Basilica (depending on route), plus charming backstreets and hidden gems that many visitors miss. Along the way, get tips from your guide on composition, using the day’s lighting conditions to your advantage and maximizing the features of your camera.
End your 3-hour tour at a local bistro, where you can rest your feet and enjoy some refreshments (own expense). If you use a digital camera, get a professional critique of the day’s photos from your guide before saying au revoir.
See Itinerary below for a detailed description of each route.
Photography Walking Tour – Latin Quarter (3 hours)Meet your guide in the Latin Quarter, a district on the Left Bank of the Seine near Paris' Sorbonne University that's known for its student life, bohemian vibe and buzzing bistros.
Explore the back streets to record the sights on camera, and stroll along the Seine to absorb the views of Notre Dame Cathedral. Then, take a closer look at this spectacular Gothic church and take shots of its exterior, with helpful ideas from your guide.
Photography Walking Tour – Montmartre (3 hours)Meet your guide in Montmartre, the hill in northern Paris known for its art galleries, nightlife and Sacré Coeur Basilica. As you stroll, learn how to ‘see’ the buildings and streets from a photographer’s viewpoint and stop to take pictures helped by hints from your guide.
Delve into the cobbled alleyways, leafy squares and stepped hills, and gradually make your way to the Place du Tertre near the Sacré Coeur. See the outdoor art stalls of watercolorists and portrait painters in the square and finish by snapping views of the white, domed church.