PARIS LIGHTS UP AT NIGHT

Paris is one of those cities that puts on a beautiful show every night. Paris by day tells only half the story. Never miss aimlessly strolling around the streets of Paris at night; you never know what surprise you are in for. These are a few sights that I think turned downright romantic just after dark.

Eiffel Tower

Once considered an eyesore, the Eiffel Tower now synonymous to Paris, has undoubtedly become one of the most iconic monuments in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. This massive structure can be seen from almost anywhere in Paris and looks astounding at day and even better when illuminated at night. Every hour, the Eiffel tower sparkles.

Louvre Museum

Along the Seine River that snakes through Paris, likes the world’s largest museum, Louvre. Although the museum itself closes before sunset, be sure to come back at night and check out the lights (it’s far less crowded too). As mentally stimulating it is by the day, Louvre turns something akin to romantic by night. 

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Situated in the heart of Paris, the Notre-Dame Cathedral is a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, which looks spectacular both at day and at night. Take your time to walk around the circumference of the church to see it’s massive and intricate architectural details. Don’t forget to pop your head inside the cathedral.

Stroll along the sidewalks of the flood-lights lit Seine River for a romantic experience
Stroll along the sidewalks of the flood-lights lit Seine River for a romantic experience
Streets by the Notre Dame Cathedral
Streets by the Notre Dame Cathedral

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe carries a huge deal of historical significance. Though originally built in the early 1800s to honor the powerful French army, today it has a history of several victory marches being led through it. An eternal flame is lit to pay respect to World War I and World War II soldiers.

One can climb the 250+ stairs to the top of the monument to see the panoramic views of Paris. Or take great pictures of this monument by standing in the middle of the road divider (be prudent, as it can be dangerous with traffic on either sides).

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