This magical view above was the first glimpse we had of Le Tour Eiffel. Lit up and glittering in all it’s glory, with a background of twinkling houses mirrored in the River Seine. Le Sigh. Paris at night is a beauty, there’s no doubt about it, and that first night in Paris seeing it cemented my love for this famous heap of scaffolding.Now by day, it’s true, the Eiffel Tower is not much of a looker, but it’s not the worst structure either. Maybe because it’s iconic we can look upon it with rose tinted glasses, but there is some intricate detailing once you get closer that makes it just a little prettier to look at. It’s also in a prime location near the River Seine with gorgeous views should you decide to go to the top. Word of advice, if you are scrapped for time or going in busy season, book your tickets in advance or be prepared to wait a long time in line. We went the middle of January and still waited a good half hour for tickets. You can choose to either go half way, or all the way to the top. Go big or go home, pay that extra bit while you are there to get to to the top and you will be rewarded with the best views of Paris.We decided to go in the evening while it was still light out, but so that we would get some daytime, twilight and night time views. Like I said before, Paris is a beauty lit up. There also happened to be the added bonus of an ice rink halfway up the tower that was there for a short time. Who can say they’ve been ice skating on the Eiffel Tower? Well, now, we can. Bonus – it was free. You just traded your shoes in for a pair of skates and were ready to rock, or skate even. See those pretty swirls? See, told you, it’s all in the detailing.Every hour the Eiffel Tower becomes even more magical and twinkles all over making it come alive. I was so enamoured with it that pretty much on any given night if we were anywhere near it, I made sure that I could catch this glittery magic act. Paris and your iconic tower, you’ve stolen my heart.
Have you ever visited the Eiffel Tower? Did they have anything special going on when you went?