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This Paris Photo Tour, from December 4th to 11th, 2021, will allow you to photograph one of the most beautiful cities on Earth, for a whole week. Paris, also known as ‘The City of Light’ and ‘The City of Love’, is just the perfect destination if you like photography, specially for architecture and urban landscape photo lovers. During this Paris Photo Tour, we’ll have an impressive list of photo locations to discover, including top monuments, museums and remarkable buildings.
Paris is one of those magical destinations that all of us dream with, as well as a really emblematic city. The mixture of ancient and modern architecture, and the many touristic (and photographic) attractions, will make you love the city. We are sure you will not be disappointed with all the photo possibilities that Paris will bring you.
As we have already stated, this Paris Photo Tour will be focused on architecture and urban landscape photography.
First of all, we will focus on the most famous and beautiful spots in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacre Coeur, or Notre Dame (despite its terrible 2019 fire), to name just a few. But, at the same time, we will also photograph other not so famous places, including squares, viewpoints or skyscrapers, which will bring us great photo opportunities. Our photo guide, Sergio Lanza, has visited Paris more than 10 times, so he knows the city perfectly.
Although Paris is mainly recognized for its classical architecture and monuments, there is also incredible modern architecture to enjoy in the town. We will be able to prove this in our visit to La Defense, the business district by Paris. Dozens of skyscrapers, modern sculptures and vantage points, will allow us to get wonderful shots.
As we always do, we are going to pay special attention to sunrises and sunsets. Given that these are the best moments of lights everyday, we have prepared each of these special moments at the best locations. By other hand, we will also focus on blue hour, that magical moment when the sky keeps getting blueish, as the city lights are on. That will be a perfect moment to practice long exposure photography. We’ll be able to get movement in the clouds, or to capture beautiful light trails from the moving cars.
However, we’ll keep exploring this beautiful city during all the day, with a long list of places to cover. We’ll have plenty of chances to photograph the magical City of Lights, so you can get hundreds of great pictures.
We decided to set this Paris Photo Tour on this dates, because it’s one of the best times of the year to visit the city. By one hand, we are close to Christmas, and that means that we’ll be able to capture the beautiful Parisian Christmas lights, specially at places like the Champs Elysees Avenue. Then, statistically, we have got nice results in previous trips during this time of the year. Colder temperatures usually mean softer colors in the sky and, good chances for colorful skies when we get some clouds.
Finally, some of the sessions we have prepared include the sun rising or setting in a particular position, making this period the only possible time of the year to get the shoot.
Even though there are more chances of rain during this season, we can benefit from that for our sessions. Once it stops, the rain bring us lots of places to get perfect reflections of our subjects. We have got really beautiful compositions in previous trips, just searching for reflections of Paris’ most impressive locations.
This Paris Photo Tour is suitable for all physical conditions, ages and photography levels. First of all, this can be considered an easy trip, with no complicated hikes or requirements. All the places we will photograph are in town, so we will just need to walk to the locations, or take the Metro. Just take into account that, give the Covid-19 situation, we will try to avoid the Metro as much as possible. Therefore, we will try to walk to get to our locations, always we can do it.
Equally, there is not an age limit, anyone can join the trip as long as he or she is reasonably well.
Finally, there is not a minimal photography level required to participate. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional, our photographers will bring you personalized attention, adjusted to your needs, in order to help you capturing the best images of Japan. Our mission is trying to help you getting outstanding images during this photo tour.
To sum up, what we offer is an intense week of photography in Paris. A very complete photo tour, with plenty of great photo opportunities, in which you’ll get fantastic shots while you learn or improve your photography.
During a full week, we’ll explore all the hot spots in Paris, searching for the best images. All of these, with the organization of our own official travel agency for photography lovers, and guided by professional photographers with plenty of experience in the destination.
Given this, we are totally sure that you’ll love this Paris Photo Tour. Do not miss this great chance to photograph this magical city, and book your spot now. Seats are limited to 12 participants!
Our Paris Photo Tour will begin with the meeting of the group at our hotel, by early afternoon. From this very first moment, we’ll go out in search of the first images from the tour. For this session, we’ll visit the Ile de la Cité area, photographing some of its beautiful buildings.
We’ll stay in this area for the rest of the day, capturing the sunset in one of these bridges. As soon as the sun is gone, we’ll see how the city lights are on, and we’ll wait to capture the blue hour too.
Afterwards, we’ll get to our hotel to rest.
Today, we will wake up early to visit the Trocadero gardens for sunrise. From here, we’ll have the impressive view of the Eiffel Tower just in front of us, as the sun is rising in the background, behind it.
After breakfast, we’ll walk to the Champs Elysees, the most famous avenue in Paris. We’ll walk around the area, before visiting the interior of a fabulous library. Once here, we’ll get beautiful compositions of the building, regardless how the weather is.
Next, we’ll visit the famous Opera Garnier, one of Paris’ most spectacular buildings. Apart from photographing the building from the outside, we’ll get inside, to capture its fabulous interior. Certainly, it will be a very fruitful visit.
After having lunch, we’ll move to the nearby Louvre area. For many, this is the most important museum on Earth. Its interior includes one of the largest and most impressive art collections around the world. Among them, we could highlight the extraordinary Gioconda (also known as Mona Lisa), the Venus de Milo or Michaelangelo’s Dying Slave, just to name a few. But, besides this, the Palace where the museum is located, is one of the top Paris jewels. We’ll photograph sunset from this location, with the impressive Louvre Pyramid in front of us. Again, some minutes after the sun is gone, it’s time for blue hour images. Therefore, we’ll keep at the same location, to capture spectacular images during that magical time.
Before getting back to our hotel, we may return to the Opera Garnier, in order to get a few night shots of the beautiful building.
Again, we’ll wake up early to photograph the Ile de la Cité area by sunrise. We will be exploring the many photogenic views that we’ll find in the neighborhood. Again, the lovely bridges located here will bring countless photo opportunities.
After sunrise, we’ll visit the nearby Sainte Chapelle, one of the most beautiful churches in the city. This Gothic Temple, is among Paris’ most famous locations. This time, we’ll specially focus on its interior, capturing its marvelous stained glass windows.
Then, we’ll visit the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral, which suffered a tragical fire on April the 15th, 2019. Although there won’t be many photo opportunities, due to the works that will take place there during years, to recover its original state, we could not leave the area without visiting Notre Dame for a short time.
We will continue our journey visiting the Place des Vosges, before getting to Montmartre. This is probably the most picturesque district in the city, with its bohemian ambient. We’ll photograph the little streets and the famous painters in the area before getting to our sunset location, the Sacré Coeur Basilica. Again, this is one of the most spectacular churches in Paris, and will bring us fabulous chances for sunset and blue hour photography.
Finally, we’ll come back to our hotel to rest after a long photo day.
Today we’ll take the Metro to get to our sunrise location, La Defense, the business area West to Paris. Once in the area, we will get to the huge Arc de la Defense, its most remarkable building. Getting the first rays of daylight as they illuminate this and the other gorgeous skyscrapers in the area, will allow us to get fabulous shots.
Following this, we’ll stay all the morning in the district, exploring its unique buildings, squares and monuments. We’ll also practice long exposure techniques during this visit, getting really interesting effects if the sky is cloudy. The neighborhood has countless opportunities, and we’ll try to enjoy the best spots during our exploration.
After lunch, we’ll take the Metro back to the downtown, visiting the Rive Gauche area. Same as in the whole city, we’ll find many photogenic locations here. First of all, we will capture the majestic Les Invalides building, one of Paris most important monuments. We’ll continue to the Luxembourg Gardens, with the same named Palace, with many possibilities from a photographic point of view. Then we’ll end up by the nearby Pantheon, other of Paris’ most valuable treasures.
For sunset, we’ll get to the top of the Montparnasse Tower. From this spot, we’ll certainly enjoy one of the most awaited sessions of the whole tour, with incredible views of Paris. This view, for many the best one in all the city, will allow us to capture the sunset over Paris, as well as a great blue hour and night session. Specially, we would like to highlight the extraordinary view of the Eiffel Tower. Being able to capture its night illumination from here, is something truly unforgettable.
Once our session has finished, we will return to our hotel.
We will get back again to the Louvre area for sunrise, so we can capture it under different light conditions this time. This way, we’ll have new chances to photograph the Louvre Pyramid with the beautiful palace in the background. We’ll move from here to the Banks of the Seine, to capture the Pont des Arts under the golden light.
Our next stop will be the Place de la Concorde, maybe the most photogenic square in the city. We’ll pass some time photographing its precious fountains, before walking to the nearby Tulleries Gardens.
Then, we’ll get to the Orsay Museum, located in an old railway station. This is another of the most famous museums all around the world and, although we could spend a whole day visiting it, we’ll have to reduce our visit to a couple of hours.
From here, we will move to the Francois Mitterrand Library. This modern style construction, is composed by four large buildings, which look like open books when seen from above. Surely, a new chance to get really original shots.
We will give some free time after lunch, so you can go shopping some souvenirs, clothes or even jewels by the Champs Elysees and nearby avenues. Afterwards, we’ll visit the top of the Arc de Triomphe, from where we’ll photograph the sunset over Paris. This extraordinary lookout will bring us 360 degrees views of the city, including the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré Coeur or La Defense.
We’ll get down after our session and head to our accommodation.
For today’s sunrise, we’ll get again to the Eiffel Tower. However, this time we’ll place at a different location, photographing the iconic location from the Champs de Mars. Now, the sun will be illuminating the tower as it rises, so we’ll get beautiful golden tones over its structure. Following this, we will get to the top of the tower, to enjoy the amazing views of the city from the second and third floor viewpoints.
We’ll spend the whole morning in the tower, and will continue or visit heading to the Grand and Petit Palais, precious buildings which look particularly beautiful from the left banks of the Seine. Then, we’ll take the Metro to Les Halles area, where we’ll capture the beautiful Saint Sulpice church.
For sunset, we will visit the iconic Galleries Lafayette mall. Apart from photographing its huge Christmas tree, the most famous in Paris each year, we’ll get out to its panoramic terrace. This is the place where we’ll stay for sunset and blue hour.
Once the night has arrived, we will get to our hotel.
This will be our last full day in Paris. Therefore, we’ll make the most of it from the beginning! For sunrise, we’ll visit the Alexandre III bridge, maybe the most photogenic one in town. After our session, we’ll go for a photo walk by the Seine River, capturing different bridges and views of the city.
Afterwards, we’ll visit the Pere Lachaise cemetery. Undoubtedly, a very different visit, but also interesting from a photographic point of view. Be sure that we’ll have many compositions and great images to capture here. Then, next stop will be La Bastille, as we get back to the downtown.
After lunch, we will visit the Rodin Museum. This will be the last museum we’ll visit during the trip, and will bring us the opportunity of photographing the famous ‘Thinker’ sculpture.
For our last sunset in Paris, we’ll get back to the Trocadero Gardens, from where we’ll be able to shoot the mythical image of the Eiffel Tower at blue hour and at night. Certainly, a fabulous end for a great photo tour. After the session, we’ll get to our hotel to sleep.
Today, we’ll wake up early to have breakfast together, after which the tour will come to its end.
The cost of this fantastic 8 day (7 night) long Paris Photo Tour, is US$2,190 per person. Price includes double shared accommodations with another participant in the trip, according to the itinerary.
Price calculated for a minimum group of 6 participants. In case there were less than 6 people for the group, customers will have the chance to continue with the trip paying an extra supplement, or to receive a full refund if the trip has to be cancelled.
Single room supplement: US$960, depending on availability.
To book your spot for this photo tour, you can send us an email to email@example.com, or call us at (+34) 625 01 44 81 (also available by WhatsApp). You can also book your spot with the form located at the top right area of this page.
This Paris Photo Tour is organized by the Official Travel Agency ‘Viajes Fotográficos – Dream Photo Expeditions’ ( hereinafter referred to as ‘the travel agency’).
The travel agency carefully studies and designs all the trips that we offer, always trying to adapt them to our travelers needs. All our itineraries and activities are chosen from a photographic point of view. However, the itinerary shown here is just an idea of some of the places that we will be visiting, not being contractual information about what we’ll do during the trip. The tour leaders, photo guides, other guides and/or the travel agency and organizers of the tour, reserve always the right to do any kind of changes to the itinerary and the tour, both before and during the trip.
In this sense, it will be up to the photographer/s guide/s or to the travel agency, the decision of changing any of the programmed activities, places to visit, and shooting sessions for each day, depending on factors as weather, security or light conditions, but not limited to these. We will always be in search of the best possible experiences and moments of light for the customers of this trip. However, sometimes we may decide to change plans depending on some factors. The program may also be changed in case of emergency, injury of illness of any of the participants or main photographers.
At the same time, both the photographers and the travel agency reserves the right of changing the tour leader/s, in case it’s necessary. Some of the reasons might include injuries, illness or hospitalization, severe health problems, accidents, (both of themselves as well as first grade relatives too), etc. In those cases, the agency will bring another photographer able to guide the group in the same destination.
Each traveler is responsible of having all the documentation needed for the trip, as well as for entering the destination/s. To visit France, you need a valid Passport and might need a visa or an electronic travel authorization to enter the country. Always check the requirements with your country authorities before traveling to a foreign destination. The photographers and the travel agency have no responsibility about each traveler’s documentation, or about the requirements to be allowed to enter in France or any other country.
This Paris Photo Tour includes a basic assistance insurance. However, we strongly recommend you to bring a full travel insurance, which has unlimited or high limit money coverages in case of accident or disease.
The travel agency will give personal counseling and advice to travelers when purchasing their trip. Customers will receive a list with everything that they might need for the route, tips about how to prepare a medical kit for the travel, recommendations about the photography gear for the place, etc… At the same time, our staff will be happy to help and solve any doubt that the clients could have while they are preparing their trip.
We are completely sure that this Paris Photo Tour will be an unforgettable experience for travelers, as well as an intensive learning process. The travel agency will always try to promote values such as respect (cultural, social and environmental). Those values will always prevail in all our trips. At the same time, ‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ will always ensure that the impact of their trips is never negative for the country, their citizens or their wildlife.
The travel agency, tour leaders, guides, or the photographers hosting the trip, will have no responsibility at all for any accident, loss, theft or damage suffered by the customers participating on it.
Each customer declares that he or she accepts all the conditions on this trip at the time he or she is doing a reservation request and/or payment for it.
At the moment of booking, the client will be required to send an initial payment of US$600 (US$863 if choosing single room). Payments can be done by bank transfer, by credit or debit card, and by PayPal. However, please notice that credit or debit card and PayPal payments are subject to a supplement fee, to cover the costs of these payment methods.
The remaining balance will be due 60 days prior to the trip. If one client doesn’t make effective any of the expected payments in the deadline, the organizers has the right to cancel the contract with that participant, without any refund, as the terms previously seen. The features that make up the combined travel contract come from the information given to the client in the brochure or program, as well as from the indications regarding this information that could have been given when confirming the reservation.
In case the agency doesn’t complete the minimum group needed to confirm the trip, customers will have the choice between doing the trip paying an extra supplement, or being issued a full refund.
If the travel agency needs to cancel the trip, for any reason, customers will get a 100% refund of the cost of the photo tour.
However if the client doesn’t show or cancels the trip, the following cancellation policies will be applied:
– Less than 60 days prior to the trip: US$600 (US$863 in case they had chosen single room basis).
– Greater than 60 days prior to the trip: 100% of the trip cost.
Prices are based in the Exchange rates by December, the 28th, 2018. The currency may be updated until 21 days prior to the departure, according to Spanish Travel Laws, applying a supplement/discount in case of change.
Once the reservation is done by the client, and the services and their prices are confirmed by us, these prices only could be revised until 20 calendar days prior to the departure dates, only in case there are variations in the transportation costs (including the fuel prices), in accommodations, in rates and taxes referring to certain services (such as landing, boarding in ports and airports), or in monetary exchange rates applied to the trip.
This Paris Photo Tour is recommended for any person, no matter the age or the physical level to join the trip. You should only be able to walk around two or three hours each day. We will be walking to many of our locations during the trip, and using the Metro to get to others. However, this is considered an easy trip.
At the same time, there isn’t age limits for the tour, as well as your health and conditions are reasonably good.
There is no need of a minimal photography level to join this Paris Photo Tour. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to come to this trip, nor even having a lot of experience with your camera. All our photo tours are open to all levels, even for beginners, or unexperienced photography users. Sometimes, we even have people just taking shots with their smartphones.
One of our highlights is providing customized attention, so we will help you to get the best possible images, regardless your previous level. We’ll be there to help you becoming a better photographer!
During this Paris Photo Tour, we can expect low to cold temperatures most of the time, but easy to deal with if we are prepared correctly. Average temperatures during this period are normally around 36º to 50º Fahrenheit (2º to 10º Celsius). Sunrise and nights will be the times when temperatures will be lower.
Therefore, we need to be dressed properly. You should bring a warm down jacket or parka, to be safe from the cold. At the same time, a Gore Tex jacket or similar could be also useful, in case of rain. Once you confirm your booking, you will also receive a guide withe the recommended gear list for this Paris Photo Tour.
This Paris Photo Tour, as most of our trips, doesn’t include meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner). This will give us maximum flexibility during the trip, in order to focus mainly in the most important thing: photography. Normally, we will be having breakfast in the hotel or in cafes near the area, before or after our sunrise shooting session (depending on timing). For lunch and dinner, we will be visiting some of the many restaurants in the city.
Anyway, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the great French cuisine in the Parisian bistros and restaurants.
Currently, the main payment option we have is the bank transfer. However, if you prefer it, we also have other payment options, such as credit or debit card, PayPal or Transferwise. Please notice that these other payment options may apply a commission fee. You can ask us about these different payment options.
If you choose to pay by credit or debit card, or by PayPal, you can process your payment online, when you finish the booking process. For bank transfer payment, you just have to proceed with the booking and then, once you finish the process with the chosen payment method, you’ll receive an email with al the instructions and bank details.
During this Iceland Photo Tour, we’ll be good quality 3 or 4 star hotels. Each traveller will be staying in a double twin shared room, shared with another participant of the tour. Rooms will always include a private bath.
If you come with another person to the trip, you’ll share the same room. However, if you are traveling alone, we’ll choose a roommate for you between the other participants in the trip (always same genre). Anyway, you will also have the chance to choose a single room for you, paying an extra supplement. Contact us for all details.
Anyone can join this Paris Photo Tour, no matter your country of residence. Our main travel agency is settled in Santander, Spain, but our trips are open to customers from countries all around the world. Therefore, we may have clients from different places in our photo tours.
This Paris Photo Tour will begin meeting up at our Parisian hotel. Therefore, all the participants need to get there for the first day of the tour, traveling from their country of residence, and there is no need to travel to a particular town to fly together to France.
Once you have confirmed your booking for this Paris Photo Tour, we will send you the trip info with a recommended gear PDF guide. This will include suggestions not only about the photography gear, but also about the clothes and accessories you might need during this photo tour. To sum up, you won’t have to worry about anything, since our expert photo leaders and guides will inform you about everything you will need, so you can enjoy your travel as much as possible!
As a first tip, we would suggest you bringing a light color down or shell jacket(for example red, orange, yellow, light green, etc…). That jacket will protect you from the cold and the rain but, at the same time, you’ll look great when photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower of the Louvre Museum!
‘I went on a photo tour with Sergio last December 2016 to Paris. From the get-go, Sergio and his team were very accommodating and answered all my questions and helped me out with the travel details. It was my first time in Paris and even if I was the only lady in the group, I didn’t feel excluded nor out of place. I learned a lot as well and got into places I would never dream of going into alone. This photo tour has given me not just an amazing experience but good friends as well. Definitely would join another tour again!’
‘The Paris photo tour was an unforgettable experience, high above my initial expectations, both from the touristic and the photographic point of view, since I had not visited the city previously. A great organization, together with the tips and help from Sergio Lanza all the time, as our photographer guide, made this trip a perfect combination between holidays and a photography-enjoying experience. All this, in a city which is inspiring at every corner, both if you like the old and classic Paris, or the new and modern one’
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