Paris: The City of Light by Night

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Paris takes on a special quality at night.  Especially on a warm Friday evening.  But it was lovely in the rain, and on chilly evenings as well.

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The Eiffel Tower lights up and sparkles to the oohs and aahs of those watching.  We happened to be among them, of course.


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And the Gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris take on an even more sinister quality in the lights that cast their glow upward.

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The interior is perfectly lit, making an Olivier Latry organ concert one evening even more special.

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Rue Grégoire de Tours in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is quite the happening place late at night.

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Well past Happy Hour in the 6th Arrondissement on a Friday evening.

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Through the window of a restaurant on Ile Saint-Louis.

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 A little music in the streets our last night in Paris.  I swear the man in the suit looks like Dan Stevens, but his hair is all wrong.  Or is it?

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Making sure there was enough time to get back to the apartment before the Metro closed was exhilarating.  Everyone else was hustling along as well.

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Pont Neuf’s interesting line up of faces carved in the stone made me want to photograph each one, but…

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Such a beautiful evening.

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It seems never to get completely dark.

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A late night cuppa for the mister.

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30 thoughts on “Paris: The City of Light by Night

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  2. Yes, it does feel as though I’m walking beside you, glorious, just glorious. I love the shorter, dimmer streetlights in Paris – it makes the evening come out in a quiet, warm way. Gorgeous photos.

    1. We have those streetlights in San Diego — Gas Lamps. And they are wonderful. Maybe I’m just an urban girl after all. I love walking through an interesting city.

  3. Oh… wow…!! I haven’t been to Paris in 30 years, and it’s just lovely. You’ve captured it beautifully and have me dreaming of travel (which I have no plans to do for the next 12 months…). Thanks Kelly!!

    1. Worth it, Patty, worth it. But do your research. I felt so comfortable about knowing where to go and what to do. It helped me decide which path not to take! 🙂

  4. Gorgeous pics. thanks for sharing. Glad you had such a great time.
    My dad went to school in Paris and loved the city. After seeing your pictures it renewed my interest, someday I would like to visit.

    1. I always say I have no regrets about my life, but when you mention that your dad went to school there, well. I think if I could roll back the clock, I would love to study in another country just for the immersion experience. It would be fabulous!

  5. I went to Paris about 12 years ago. I knew nothing about food or photography then, and now I’m really itching to go back again! Gorgeous photos!

    1. So many people I know have been already and I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by that. With a 12 year gap between my middle son and youngest, I guess I saved Paris for my husband and myself. I’m glad I did and hope you go again, soon!

    1. Thanks! Yes — we had a wonderful trip — so much packed into a week. I think we really got a good feel for Paris while we were there.

    1. I think we enjoyed that it stayed light so late. So many people are up and having a good time, walking about, sitting in cafes. We stayed nearly a full week (minus that time stuck at Heathrow) and then came back one last day after we went to Germany to indulge ourselves before our flight. I’m so glad we did. It was a lovely way to end our vacation!

  6. These photos of Paris are beautiful, of course, but what’s more important, I think anyone who has ever been there is now yearning to go back. You capture the bittersweet experience of being a tourist perfectly. It’s all so lovely until it ends in the customs line at the airport.

    From the commenters here alone, it looks like you could put together a group of travel companions for another trip in about ten minutes flat.

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