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.
The Eiffel Tower at Night – Is it Really Romantic?
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 flash as if there’s a red carpet for someone famous. Oh dear, they’re noisy, too! However, if you’re used to showing public displays 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. 😀
Where to Stay in Paris
This is a medium-priced hostel that’s a few steps from the Gare Du Nord metro stop. The hostel is reachable to a lot of cafes, restaurants, and grocery shops. The hostel itself has a fantastic bar with bulging security guards. 😉 The rooms are sizeable, clean, and well-ventilated. The bunk beds are comfy with electrical pugs and lamps.
How to Save Time and Money in Paris
Paris has an excellent transport system. There’s nothing to worry about getting from one tourist attraction to another. If you have more time in Paris, then, you can do it all on your own. And it would be cheaper and less time-consuming if you are on the Hop-On and Hop-Off Bus. However, if you only have a short time staying in the city and you want hassle-free preparation (especially avoiding long queues), then joining a Paris Tour is always a good idea!