Paris is the city of love but The Eiffel Tower lit by night is one of those places where you fall in love with Paris.

As a traveler, it is rare to come across a major tourist attraction that feels so intimate, personal and magical.

The intricacies of the design are so beautifully illuminated and then… as the darkness of night spreads over Paris the tower begins to sparkle.

This amazing feat of architecture becomes even better at night, in the moonlight as it kisses the night sky enough to say, Paris, I love you.

Avoid the lines at the Eiffel Tower

You can take the elevator up the Eiffel Tower, however if you want to save a little time take the stairs which is generally much shorter of a wait.

If you are interested in the inner workings of the tower, there are a few tours that allow a ‘Behind the Scenes’ view of the tower. This option allows you to descend below the Champ de Mars. You are able to see the workings of the elevators along with an intimate view. TripAdvisor do recommend using this option. Go online to book.

If you are afraid of heights, you can get an amazing view from directly beneath the Eiffel Tower, particularly when it is lit up.