Notredame, ile de la cité and pont Neuf

The best area for street-photoshoots

Notre-Dame de Paris is the cathedral at the center of Paris, on the Ile-de-la-cité island, where you can find the zero-point of the whole France. Notre-dame is the oldest and probably the most beautiful gothic church architecture in France. You can admire the huge rosage or stained-glass window which was there since 1160. The church became famous after Victor Hugo wrote the novel of Les-Miserables or the legendary Hunchback of Notredame.

Those of you who like street-photography, this area is a very interesting because every street corner has it’s own charm. You can explore the old books stands along the Seine river, or the cafés or the small back alleys behind.

Parisien Cafe

Paris is also City of Café!
Let’s pick a nicely decorated one, and hunt for that one and only spot worth fighting for.

There’s no extra-charge for café photoshoot!
Just pick enough time so you can enjoy your time. Usually I suggest around extra 30 minutes at the end of the session (or before).
It’s enough time for the walk, pick your seat, make orders, and by the time they arrive, I’ll capture plenty of your memorable memories in my memory-card.

And then I’ll leave you enjoying your café time.


Meet me at the red-dot (In front of st. Michel statue). We’ll walk passing the Shakespierre bookstore, ile de la cité and along the seine until pont neuf.

Meeting point!

Meet me at St-Michel Place, in front of the St. Michel fountaine.

Metro/RER St. Michel.

I pick you this easily identifiable spot so we don’t miss the rendez-vous.

Pick a date!

Which photo-session is really up to you.
To take nice pictures takes time, to enjoy the walk, and appreciate the surroundings. And it is your holiday in Paris. You’ve come all the way here, so might as well enjoy the photo session and the scenery.
And moreover, a photographer always take you to the best spots.

So here are some suggestions from previous sessions around this place :

  • From St. Michel, to Notre dame, ile de la cite all the way to pont neuf should take 2 hours
  • If you want to explore more of the back alleys and probably coffée shoot, take 2,5 hours