A landmark in Paris - and a must see spot!
I know some photographers only want to shoot things that are "original". That is, they may avoid the common subjects in a city they visit because those things have been shot before, and literally millions of times. While I completely understand that line of thinking, I don't agree with it.
I like to go shoot the "famous" stuff, even though everyone else does too. I just like the stuff - it's famous for a reason. Usually it's beautiful, interesting or some combination of both. I see nothing wrong with capturing something that is well known. It's great to view these things.
So when I travel, I make sure and stop by and see as much of the well-known stuff as I can. To be clear, I also seek other the lesser-known spots, but I definitely don't avoid the big famous ones. I'm happy to be there and I want to return with photographs of it. It's fun right?