Is the Eiffel Tower at night really romantic? Hmmm, that’s a million kisses question I’d attempt to answer. The answer is both yes and no. But then, I’m single and I travel solo, so, you may not take my word for this. And also because I have different views about romance. LOL… 😀
Why No. If you’re going to watch it from the viewing platform at Trocadero, it won’t be really romantic. The crowd will spoil your moment with selfie sticks flying everywhere. Cameras continuously flashing as if there’s a red carpet for someone famous. Oh dear, they’re noisy, too! However, if you’re used to showing public display of affection with someone you love, the crowd won’t really matter.
Why Yes. For a more intimate moment with your love one, avoid Trocadero viewing platform. Go down the stairs and go unto the lawn by the reflecting pool. Find a place that you both can be alone and watch the flickering lights from the Eiffel Tower together. The area isn’t really well-lit so you can be really intimate. 😉
Best Time to go. The Trocadero area is packed with tour group early evening. So, avoid going there between 8-10 pm. It’s summer – so darkness comes late. I was there at 9:30 and droves of tour groups were still there. I left and went to a nearby cafe for dinner. When I went back at 11:15, there were still some who stayed but most were quiet.
Lights Out. The waiter in the cafe I had dinner told me that the lights from the Eiffel Tower turns off at 1:00 in the morning but the light show finishes at midnight. I took his word so I walked back to Trocadero to catch the light show.
Romantic Walk. If the Trocadero platform isn’t your thing, then you can also take a walk by the Siene River. If your idea of romance is holding hands while walking towards the Eiffel Tower, then, take this walk. It would be a walk to remember for sure. My romantic bone is tickled while writing this. 😀
Money-Saving Tip in Paris
What can I say about Paris? It’s anyone’s dream destination – blame it to those romantic movies and stories we’ve seen and read. It’s a big city and the world’s number 1 tourist destination. So, grab your Paris Pass – not just to save money but to maximize the attractions you shouldn’t miss.
the hostel is surrounded by cafes and restaurants that serve international cuisines. Gare du Nord is a major subway stop with transfers wherever you go in the city. The hostel is clean and rooms are spacious. Dorm beds have their own curtains – so you’re gonna have your own privacy at night. Beds come with light and electrical plugs.
Well, you know, solo travel is not for everyone. Should you decide to go on with a tour group, go with – Intrepid Travels. They have a wide variety of tours for all ages and different kinds of travelers, including solo, seniors, teenagers and family.