Final Eiffel Tower Sparkle Show of the Night - Ever since the Millennium celebration on New Year’s Eve of 1999, Paris has been treated to a nightly light show at the Eiffel Tower. For five minutes each hour, starting at 8pm, 20,000 flashing lights sparkle in the night sky, drawing exclamations and stares from tourists anywhere in Paris, whether on land or on sea. And maybe even a Parisian.
Eiffel Tower and River Seine at Night - s the sky darkens and the City of Lights lives up to its name, the Eiffel Tower stands above the rest, a bright beacon on top of the tower circling around. The beacon lights are 180-degrees apart so two big beams are seen with each revolution.
Eiffel Tower - North Pillar - Walking up to the Eiffel Tower is one of the most exhilarating feelings because it is like finally meeting something or someone that you have known about all of your life through pictures but now here is the real thing. Small by 21st-century standards as far as tall monuments go, it is still very impressive.
Under Eiffel Tower at Night - When the Eiffel Tower is not sparkling, another way to enjoy it is to look at it from underneath at night. Seeing this structure from this viewpoint during the day is not dramatically different from the night time view but it does give a different feeling. The night sky is a blank backdrop for the lit structure to show off its complex and intricate construction. It feels like you are under a sleeping giant.
Under the Eiffel Tower - One of the fascinating aspects of the Eiffel Tower is that you can view its underside. Walking around the massive steel structure is like an adult’s version of a children’s playground. It is amazing that such a structure is supported by such giant steel girders.