by Paris Perfect Last Updated: September 18th, 2020 | Published: October 7th, 2012
Is there any sight more magical in Paris than seeing the Eiffel Tower at night?
Paris in the morning is beautiful
Paris in the afternoon is charming
Paris in the evening is enchanting
But Paris after midnight … is magic
Even if you haven’t seen Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris, you might remember these lines from the trailer – interspersed with clips from the movie (a must see for Paris lovers!) and beautiful shots of Paris from sunrise to that special moment after the sun sets and the lights of Paris cast their magic. You don’t have to wait up all the way until midnight to experience this unique atmosphere of Paris. After dark is a magical time to explore Paris, enjoying an after dinner walk by the Seine or along cobblestone streets and to visit the beautifully lit up landmarks of Paris that shine in a different way against the night sky. Here are some photos of our favorite spots in Paris at night!
The magic of looking up at the soaring Eiffel Tower lit up against the night sky
Crossing the romantic Pont des Arts over the Seine River
The facade of the Notre Dame Cathedral is even more impressive lit up at night
Walking along the Seine after dark with the lights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and Paris dancing across the river
Basking in the regal splendor of the Louvre Museum at night
Night reflections at I.M. Pei's stunning glass pyramid at the Louvre
Stroll along the Champs Elysees and stand under the Arc de Triomphe at night
The grand Opera Garnier in Paris – fabulous shopping area after dark!
Head to the Grand Magasins for great shopping day or night! Galeries Lafayette (on left) has a beautiful glass domed central hall and Printemps (on right) next door.
We love strolling through the 7th arrondissement and catching sight of the Eiffel Tower at night!
The most magical spot to enjoy Paris at night? From the comfort of your Paris Perfect vacation rental!
The perfect spot to toast a magical day (and night!) in Paris from the balcony of a Paris Perfect vacation rental
Outstanding views of the Eiffel Tower from our new Côte Rôtie vacation rental near the Eiffel Tower!
This is just a small selection of our favorite spots for enjoying the charms of Paris at night. Please do leave a comment and share your Paris memories and where you’ve experienced the magic of Paris at night. Or stop by our Paris Perfect Facebook page and share your photos. We’d love to see them!