Whether you plan to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower or just enjoy the views of it from the ground, make sure to check out the light show. Every night, starting at sunset and ending at 1 a.m., the light show plays for 5 minutes at the start of every hour. The entire Eiffel Tower sparkles with lights covering the tower.
TROCADERO: PERFECT FOR PHOTOS
If you want this area to yourself, get there for sunrise. Not only will you miss the crowds, you are treated to an Eiffel Tower sunrise as the sun comes up behind the Eiffel Tower. This is a popular spot for photo shoots including engagements and wedding photos.
RUE DE L'UNIVERSITÉ: UP CLOSE VIEWS
The famous little road that leads between buildings to the Eiffel Tower is Rue de l’Universite. You can visit this street any time of day. It is a shorter street and popular for a quick stop for photos. Because people do not stay here long, even if others are there taking pictures, just give it a minute and they will clear out.
PONT D’IENA: THE BRIDGE & THE CAROUSEL
If you have seen a picture of a carousel in front of the Eiffel Tower, it is between the Eiffel Tower and the Seine, right at the end of Pont D’lena. After visiting Trocadero, simply walk across the bridge right up to the Eiffel Tower. Near Christmas and New Year’s, a Christmas market lines the sidewalks opposite the carousel.
PONT DE L’ALMA: THE PERFECT PARIS SUNSET
Most of the bridges near the Eiffel Tower have a great view. If you want one of the best sunset spots to watch the sunset in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in view, go to Pont de l’Alma. The sun sets over the river with the Eiffel Tower off to your left. It makes for beautiful sunset pictures with the Eiffel Tower.
PLACE DE MEXICO: POPPING UP BETWEEN BUILDINGS
It’s beautiful how the Eiffel Tower pops up between buildings as you walk around Paris. Place de Mexico is one of those spots. If you stand near Rue de Longchamp and Rue des Belles Feuilles, the Eiffel Tower stands in your view down the Avenue d’Eylau. bWalk down Avenue d’Eylau to get to Trocadero in just a few minutes.
PONT DE BIR-HAKEIM: THE POPULAR MOVIE LOCATION
The Pont de Bir-Hakeim makes an appearance in several movies. It is also a popular spot to enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower. The upper level is used by the Metro, but the lower level is for cars, bikes, and pedestrians. Through the steel columns, the Eiffel Tower stands above the city, making it a perfect spot for pictures.