The Eiffel Tower is among the most popular attractions in Paris. Your Paris sightseeing tours would not be complete without first visiting this iconic monument. About seven million people visit this tower each year, making it the world’s most visited paid monument. Your first time at the Eiffel Tower is definitely going to be worth the money you spend there. You can catch a wide panoramic view of the city from the top of the tower, which is enough to give you quite the memorable experience just about any time of year.
If you are persistent on taking it for what it is worth and keeping your expense decently low, there actually are a number of ways you could enjoy this monument in a budget-friendly manner, one being the evening light show. This is when you would be able to see the iron structure of the monument transformed into a golden spectacle by beautiful light sparks, presenting a captivating sight for your eyes to feast on.
The Light Show Timings
After sundown, you get to see hourly 5-minutes light shows up until 1 a.m., which also means they happen more often in the winter months than during the summertime, because sundown takes until 9 p.m. during the summer. The light displays last only five minutes each stretch, except for the last one at 1 a.m., which is 10 minutes long. One of the reasons for this is that they turn off the normal golden-yellow lights, making the tower seem more remarkable and dramatic.
Getting the Best View of the Light Show
Turn towards this tower during a clear night, and it would be possible to get an amazing view of it from a number of places in the city. Most tourists prefer viewing it from the side of Seine in central Paris. If you want to catch far better views, you would need to be present at a location which falls between Pont d’Iéna and the Île de la Cité. Some of the main places inside the stretch which offer beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower include the Pont Neuf Bridge, which is near the Pont Neuf station, Place du Trocadéro near the metro station Trocadéro, and Montmartre.