Romantic Paris ideas: why the sunset at Eiffel Tower is still a must do !

During our romantic Paris photo sessions, almost all the couples ask me about my favorite romantic spots in Paris, especially those not yet discovered by regular tourists and of course about romantic things to do in Paris.

Romantic Paris ideas Sunset Eiffel Tower

As a Paris engagement Photographer, I had the opportunity to explore some of the most romantic places of Paris and I’ll be sharing them with you through beautiful imagery.

One of the incontournable romantic spots of Paris is the Eiffel Tower. Let’s explore how you can have a fantastic romantic experience during sunset at the Eiffel Tower !

When to go ?
Summer nights are surely the best time to enjoy the Eiffel Tower sunset, the warm temperatures of July and August in Paris and the fact that you are surrounded by a lot of enthusiastic people makes it a unique experience. Make sure to find out the sunset hour for the season you are visiting Paris and get to there one hour before.

What to do ?
After a full day of walking the dusty streets of Paris, you finally have the time to relax, enjoy the moment and to kiss from time to time. Oh yeah, you’ll definitely feel the desire to kiss when the lights start to sparkle on the Eiffel Tower ! That’s every night, every hour on the hour for five minutes.

Where to go ?
The Eiffel Tower is huge and can be spotted from all over Paris. The most romantic places in Paris with a great view over the tower are:

  • Champs de Mars. Now this is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with your chéri with a spectacular view and you can actually feel the Eiffel Tower next to you. Red wine is also recommended while sitting in the grass and waiting for the sunset. The fantastic colors of the sky in the background will surely blow you away !
  • Trocadéro. While this is my favorite spot for the sunrise at the Eiffel Tower, for the sunset it would be wise to avoid it, there are just too many people trying to get near the fence and it’s not very comfortable. Better, just walk down the steps near the water guns and wait for the sunset on a bench or on the grass.
  • Montparnasse tower. I always encourage my friends never to miss a sunset from the Montparnasse building. What’s great about it, is the fantastic view over Paris, especially in the evening and the cherry on top is that you have the Eiffel Tower in the landscape. How romantic is that ? You can of course enjoy the moment while having a tasteful cocktail in the bar at the last floor or simply cuddle and watch the sunset from the terrace.

Hope these tips about romantic things to do in Paris are useful for your upcoming romantic Paris experience. Think about
getting beautiful memories of your stay, even with your iPhone. To offer you a little motivation to get interested about the things covered in this article, I prepared a short time-lapse video of the sunset at Eiffel Tower.

What is YOUR favorite romantic spot in Paris for the Eiffel Tower sunset ? Let us know in a comment below.

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2 thoughts on “Romantic Paris ideas: why the sunset at Eiffel Tower is still a must do !

Brooke Dinsmore
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Salut! I am looking for a photographer for a sunset photoshoot on Monday, October 25th. Please let me know if you are available.

    Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

    Bonjour Brooke!

    This is Fran. It’s so nice to hear from you and congratulations on your Paris trip.

    Vio is available on October 25th evening, feel free to reserve your spot with him form this link:

    Looking forward to meeting you in Paris.


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