When in Paris! Celebs Pose With the Eiffel Tower

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Look out, Paris! This year’s Bastille Day celebration will bring none other than our Twitter-obsessed president, Donald Trump, who will attend the traditional July 14 military parade down the Champs-Élysées with French President Emmanuel Macron. But all through the year, celebrities love visiting the City of Light — and being in the capital city gets them posing like tourists.

<p>“Just had a groundbreaking idea to touch the tip of the Eiffel Tower in this photo,” joked the <em>Jurassic Park</em> star in November. “I said, ‘Hey, I’m about to do something nobody has ever done before… This pose is now legally called a #chrisPratt. I have patented it. If you do this pose you can be sued.” Good luck with that. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BNZRzD3hzoI/?hl=undefined" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chris Pratt via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chris Pratt via Instagram</a>) </p>
Chris Pratt

“Just had a groundbreaking idea to touch the tip of the Eiffel Tower in this photo,” joked the Jurassic Park star in November. “I said, ‘Hey, I’m about to do something nobody has ever done before… This pose is now legally called a #chrisPratt. I have patented it. If you do this pose you can be sued.” Good luck with that. (Photo: Chris Pratt via Instagram)

<p>Let’s face it: If Beyoncé thinks it’s cool to pose by the Eiffel Tower (like she did here with Blue in July 2016), it’s cool. Maybe she’ll get the twins in there next time. (Photo: Beyoncé.com) </p>
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter

Let’s face it: If Beyoncé thinks it’s cool to pose by the Eiffel Tower (like she did here with Blue in July 2016), it’s cool. Maybe she’ll get the twins in there next time. (Photo: Beyoncé.com)

<p>Kim Kardashian never misses a photo op, so it’s no surprise she rounded up her girl gang for a shot in front of the iconic monument before her 2014 wedding. (She reshared the pic a year later.) These days, she has <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/six-more-kim-kardashian-robbery-201448149.html" data-ylk="slk:mixed feelings about the city" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mixed feelings about the city</a> though. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/3ASXYGuS_P/?taken-by=kimkardashian" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kim Kardashian via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kim Kardashian via Instagram</a>) </p>
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian never misses a photo op, so it’s no surprise she rounded up her girl gang for a shot in front of the iconic monument before her 2014 wedding. (She reshared the pic a year later.) These days, she has mixed feelings about the city though. (Photo: Kim Kardashian via Instagram)

<p>Paris is known for being a romantic city, but it’s just as fun with a friend, as Taylor Swift knows. The songstress and Hailee Steinfeld made a day of it in 2013, “meandering around” and “laughing hysterically.” (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/295578061825515520" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Taylor Swift via Twitter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Taylor Swift via Twitter</a>) </p>
Hailee Steinfeld and Taylor Swift

Paris is known for being a romantic city, but it’s just as fun with a friend, as Taylor Swift knows. The songstress and Hailee Steinfeld made a day of it in 2013, “meandering around” and “laughing hysterically.” (Photo: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

<p>Speaking of romance, Jennifer Aniston dined with Justin Theroux at the Eiffel Tower in February 2016. He shared this photo of his new bride (and that blinding ring!) that he captioned with a rose. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BByQX_mQ4nS/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Justin Theroux via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Justin Theroux via Instagram</a>) </p>
Jennifer Aniston

Speaking of romance, Jennifer Aniston dined with Justin Theroux at the Eiffel Tower in February 2016. He shared this photo of his new bride (and that blinding ring!) that he captioned with a rose. (Photo: Justin Theroux via Instagram)

<p>While the <em>Leftovers</em> actor didn’t make the cut in his own pic with Jen, he selfied, while partially undercover, during another trip to the city a month earlier. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BBH0-3rQ4m-/?taken-by=justintheroux&hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Justin Theroux via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Justin Theroux via Instagram</a>) </p>
Justin Theroux

While the Leftovers actor didn’t make the cut in his own pic with Jen, he selfied, while partially undercover, during another trip to the city a month earlier. (Photo: Justin Theroux via Instagram)

<p>During the <em>Beauty and the Beast</em> press junket in Paris in February, Emma Watson took a break from doing interviews to get her pose on. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BQv_Tr5h5DK/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Press Tour via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Press Tour via Instagram</a>) </p>
Emma Watson

During the Beauty and the Beast press junket in Paris in February, Emma Watson took a break from doing interviews to get her pose on. (Photo: The Press Tour via Instagram)

<p>A little bit of Patrick Dempsey, pictured here in May, paired with a lotta scenic Paris equals joy. (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/PatrickDempsey/status/863517482291675137/photo/1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Patrick Dempsey via Twitter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Patrick Dempsey via Twitter</a>) </p>
Patrick Dempsey

A little bit of Patrick Dempsey, pictured here in May, paired with a lotta scenic Paris equals joy. (Photo: Patrick Dempsey via Twitter)

<p>Mariah Carey likes the finer things in life — and that includes a hotel room with a view when she’s in Paris. The diva gave a shout-out to the Plaza Athénée hotel in April 2016 “for the most beautiful view.” Not just anyone can make Mariah happy, so kudos to management. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BEhD2OtreM0/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mariah Carey via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mariah Carey via Instagram</a>) </p>
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey likes the finer things in life — and that includes a hotel room with a view when she’s in Paris. The diva gave a shout-out to the Plaza Athénée hotel in April 2016 “for the most beautiful view.” Not just anyone can make Mariah happy, so kudos to management. (Photo: Mariah Carey via Instagram)

<p>Sometimes, even stars don’t like their selfies. “This dumb selfie of me & eiffel tower makes it look like i’m 1000% not in paris but standing in front of a drawing of tower or superimposed,” wrote Ryan Phillippe in November. Better luck next time! (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BNVMZAfD57P/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ryan Phillippe via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ryan Phillippe via Instagram</a>) </p>
Ryan Phillippe

Sometimes, even stars don’t like their selfies. “This dumb selfie of me & eiffel tower makes it look like i’m 1000% not in paris but standing in front of a drawing of tower or superimposed,” wrote Ryan Phillippe in November. Better luck next time! (Photo: Ryan Phillippe via Instagram)

<p>Paris is for … opposite lovers? Oscar winner Brie Larson, who is clearly a Haim fan, enjoyed a trip to the capital city in July for a fashion show, but she also did a cool hair flip with tallest freestanding structure in France as a backdrop. Multitasking is important. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BWCRXfujYk0/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brie Larson via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Brie Larson via Instagram</a>) </p>
Brie Larson

Paris is for … opposite lovers? Oscar winner Brie Larson, who is clearly a Haim fan, enjoyed a trip to the capital city in July for a fashion show, but she also did a cool hair flip with tallest freestanding structure in France as a backdrop. Multitasking is important. (Photo: Brie Larson via Instagram)

<p>Doesn’t she really stand out in black and white? Oh, Gigi Hadid, pictured in a throwback, does too. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BA7NFHkjCS7/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gigi Hadid via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Gigi Hadid via Instagram</a>) </p>
Gigi Hadid

Doesn’t she really stand out in black and white? Oh, Gigi Hadid, pictured in a throwback, does too. (Photo: Gigi Hadid via Instagram)

<p>Kisses from Hova! Beyoncé also got her pose on with Jay-Z in July 2016. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BIbIhoAhEix/?taken-by=beyonce&hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Beyoncé via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Beyoncé via Instagram</a>) </p>
Beyoncé and Jay Z

Kisses from Hova! Beyoncé also got her pose on with Jay-Z in July 2016. (Photo: Beyoncé via Instagram)

<p>When in Paris, Superman goes for a run. Describing the city as “far more beautiful than I remember,” Cavill, with a caterpillar on his lip, shared a snap from his run in April. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BS60vDJF1vq/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Henry Cavill via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Henry Cavill via Instagram</a>) </p>
Henry Cavill

When in Paris, Superman goes for a run. Describing the city as “far more beautiful than I remember,” Cavill, with a caterpillar on his lip, shared a snap from his run in April. (Photo: Henry Cavill via Instagram)

<p>Magnifique! Diane Kruger showed off her “but(t)” on a balcony as she looked toward the monument in February. Think this is Norman Reedus’s screensaver? (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BQQJ2D1Fy57/?taken-by=dianekruger" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Diane Kruger via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Diane Kruger via Instagram</a>) </p>
Diane Kruger

Magnifique! Diane Kruger showed off her “but(t)” on a balcony as she looked toward the monument in February. Think this is Norman Reedus’s screensaver? (Photo: Diane Kruger via Instagram)

<p>The race car driver isn’t always speeding by things. In Paris in January, he did a “12K run to start the day,” which brought him by the Eiffel Tower, where he stopped to selfie. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPfWyZeBS9Y/?taken-by=lewishamilton&hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lewis Hamilton Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lewis Hamilton Instagram</a>)<br><br></p>
Lewis Hamilton

The race car driver isn’t always speeding by things. In Paris in January, he did a “12K run to start the day,” which brought him by the Eiffel Tower, where he stopped to selfie. (Photo: Lewis Hamilton Instagram)

<p>Hugh Jackman jumped in front of it — with a cup of joe? — when in town for business, promoting <em>Chappie</em>, in 2015. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/zkoc9fChOo/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hugh Jackman via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hugh Jackman via Instagram</a>)<br><br></p>
Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman jumped in front of it — with a cup of joe? — when in town for business, promoting Chappie, in 2015. (Photo: Hugh Jackman via Instagram)

<p>Kisses with kiddos in front of the Eiffel Tower makes for a cool photo op — just ask Nicole Richie. For her son Sparrow’s birthday in 2015, when he turned 6, she shared a flashback of her baby when he was still a tot. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/7bVOjCpuir/?taken-by=nicolerichie&hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nicole Richie via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nicole Richie via Instagram</a>)<br><br></p>
Nicole Richie and Sparrow Madden

Kisses with kiddos in front of the Eiffel Tower makes for a cool photo op — just ask Nicole Richie. For her son Sparrow’s birthday in 2015, when he turned 6, she shared a flashback of her baby when he was still a tot. (Photo: Nicole Richie via Instagram)

<p>The Honest Company guru/sometimes actress looked “Paris chic” for a Dior show in March 2016. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BCiSuQEsuhj/?taken-by=jessicaalba&hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jessica Alba via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jessica Alba via Instagram</a>) </p>
Jessica Alba

The Honest Company guru/sometimes actress looked “Paris chic” for a Dior show in March 2016. (Photo: Jessica Alba via Instagram)

<p>Kisses from Klossy! The model puckered up to the iconic sight in July. “Paris je t’aime,” she captioned this selfie, snapped from afar. That is very clear. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BWD6OoOlVyS/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Karlie Kloss via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Karlie Kloss via Instagram</a>) </p>
Karlie Kloss

Kisses from Klossy! The model puckered up to the iconic sight in July. “Paris je t’aime,” she captioned this selfie, snapped from afar. That is very clear. (Photo: Karlie Kloss via Instagram)

Repeat poser! In 2015, Karlie wrote, “Bonjour Paris,” on this pic of her posing beneath it again while rocking messy bangs. (Photo: Karlie Kloss via Instagram)
Repeat poser! In 2015, Karlie wrote, “Bonjour Paris,” on this pic of her posing beneath it again while rocking messy bangs. (Photo: Karlie Kloss via Instagram)
Repeat poser! In 2015, Karlie wrote, “Bonjour Paris,” on this pic of her posing beneath it again while rocking messy bangs. (Photo: Karlie Kloss via Instagram)
As far as her obsession with taking pix with the Eiffel Tower, she noted in 2016, “Never gets old. I love playing tourist in this town.” Lucky her to be able to do so that often. (Photo: Karlie Kloss via Instagram)
As far as her obsession with taking pix with the Eiffel Tower, she noted in 2016, “Never gets old. I love playing tourist in this town.” Lucky her to be able to do so that often. (Photo: Karlie Kloss via Instagram)
As far as her obsession with taking pix with the Eiffel Tower, she noted in 2016, “Never gets old. I love playing tourist in this town.” Lucky her to be able to do so that often. (Photo: Karlie Kloss via Instagram)
<p>They’ll always have Paris! Paris Jackson and her now ex-boyfriend Michael Snoddy posed beneath the Eiffel Tower in January. She dumped him by February. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPXxhXRDsvY/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Paris Jackson via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Paris Jackson via Instagram</a>)<br><br></p>
Paris Jackson

They’ll always have Paris! Paris Jackson and her now ex-boyfriend Michael Snoddy posed beneath the Eiffel Tower in January. She dumped him by February. (Photo: Paris Jackson via Instagram)

<p>“Oui oui Mon Cheri,” <em>Blue Bloods</em> actress Bridget Moynahan captioned this photo in January. Her trip was filled with “friends” and “fabulous” “fun times,” she noted. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPn5HofgIO3/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bridget Moynahan via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bridget Moynahan via Instagram</a>)<br><br></p>
Bridget Moynahan

“Oui oui Mon Cheri,” Blue Bloods actress Bridget Moynahan captioned this photo in January. Her trip was filled with “friends” and “fabulous” “fun times,” she noted. (Photo: Bridget Moynahan via Instagram)

<p>“If I was a city I’d want to be Paris,” wrote the <em>Fuller House</em> star, looking more like <em>The Bachelor</em>, in 2016. So who got his rose? His girlfriend, model Caitlin McHugh. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BFpr2fiihyI/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:John Stamos via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">John Stamos via Instagram</a>)<br><br></p>
John Stamos

“If I was a city I’d want to be Paris,” wrote the Fuller House star, looking more like The Bachelor, in 2016. So who got his rose? His girlfriend, model Caitlin McHugh. (Photo: John Stamos via Instagram)

<p>Like Karlie and Beyoncé, Eva likes to be snapped with the Eiffel Tower. She captioned this shot, taken in May, “Oh hello Paris…..” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUJ_dqjgCfb/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eva Longoria via Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Eva Longoria via Instagram</a>)<br><br></p>
Eva Longoria

Like Karlie and Beyoncé, Eva likes to be snapped with the Eiffel Tower. She captioned this shot, taken in May, “Oh hello Paris…..” (Photo: Eva Longoria via Instagram)

She rocked a similar incognito look during a walk by in December. (Photo: Eva Longoria via Instagram)
She rocked a similar incognito look during a walk by in December. (Photo: Eva Longoria via Instagram)
She rocked a similar incognito look during a walk by in December. (Photo: Eva Longoria via Instagram)

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