The Magic of Paris at Night


Visiting Paris at Night Eiffel Tower

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!


Visiting the Eiffel Tower at Night

The magic of looking up at the soaring Eiffel Tower lit up against the night sky


Walking along the Seine in Paris at Night

Crossing the romantic Pont des Arts over the Seine River


Visiting Notre Dame Cathedral at Night

The facade of the Notre Dame Cathedral is even more impressive lit up at night


Walking along the Seine after dark

Walking along the Seine after dark with the lights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and Paris dancing across the river


Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris at Night

Basking in the regal splendor of the Louvre Museum at night


Paris Louvre Glass Pyramid at Night

Night reflections at I.M. Pei’s stunning glass pyramid at the Louvre


Visiting the Arc de Triomphe in Paris at Night

Stroll along the Champs Elysees and stand under the Arc de Triomphe at night


Visiting the Paris Opera Garnier at Night

The grand Opera Garnier in Paris – fabulous shopping area after dark!


Paris Shopping Grand Magasins

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.


Vacation Rentals in Paris 7th Arrondissement

We love strolling through the 7th arrondissement and catching sight of the Eiffel Tower at night!


Paris Perfect Vacation Rental Balcony Eiffel Tower Night

The most magical spot to enjoy Paris at night? From the comfort of your Paris Perfect vacation rental!


Paris Perfect Romantic Balcony Night Eiffel Tower

The perfect spot to toast a magical day (and night!) in Paris from the balcony of a Paris Perfect vacation rental


Eiffel Tower From Paris Perfect Vacation Rental 15th arrondissement

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!


Photo Credits: Eiffel Tower at night by Alex Delarge, Eiffel Tower from below by Pank Seelen, Seine River by Leo Gonzales, Notre Dame Cathedral by Ivo Jansch, Seine with Notre Dame by Panoramas, Louvre Museum by Philippe Payart, Arc de Triomphe by Kai

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