Paris Day 1: Eiffel Tower Picnic: The Most Romantic Night of Our Lives

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Romantic Date Night at the Eiffel Tower.
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With our new found “Enjoy time together in Paris” attitude, I canceled a huge walking tour our first night and decided to bask in the Eiffel Tower instead. We thought we may wait for the sun to set and stay on top of the tower, but we soon realized 
1. It gets dark super late in Paris in the summer, we’d be up there with swarming crowds for literal hours
2. Humans need to eat food, typically 3 times a day 
We decided to go explore a place we’d read about in Rick Steve’s Paris book- Rue Cler. Rue is street in French, so this is a literal street attraction filled with all kinds of food shops that locals frequent almost daily. I was too busy navigating to take many pictures, but don’t worry, we fell in love that fateful night with the quaint shops and delicious purchases that we returned 3 days later for a repeat activity, where more pictures were had. 


Rue Cler in Paris.


Rue Cler in Paris.
I couldn’t believe we were in Paris staring at quaint buildings, people dining in the streets at cafes, fashionable people everywhere, and enjoying sights and smells I can only describe as “Paris”. 
A couple walking through Paris.

Eiffel Tower Views 

We decided a picnic near The Eiffel Tower would be the perfect way to enjoy our first night in Paris. We found a park bench where we enjoyed a loaf of bread, some lunch meat, and several kinds of cheese. 
Man holding picnic food items for an Eiffel Tower picnic date.


A picnic in Paris: picnic food on a bench.
The food was amazing! Simple things done remarkably well make for a great meal! 
We planned to sit and wait for the light show, and learn why Paris is called “The City of Lights.” We had no idea how long we’d be there. But I regret nothing, 4 hours together people watching, enjoying the sunset and the lighting changes casting different views on the Eiffel Tower, and enjoying time in the most romantic location in the world with my love made 4 hours fly by! 
Oh yes, and did I mention that we couldn’t wait to meet French pastry? I swear viewing the Eiffel Tower on a perfect summer night while eating them makes them taste even better. Choosing was one of the hardest things we’ve ever done, but we weren’t disappointed in the slightest with our decisions! 
Paris Pastries


Pastry in Paris.


Man holding a pastry on a park bench by the Eiffel Tower.


Women holding pastry on a park bench for a Picnic by the Eiffel Tower.


Picnic by the Eiffel Tower with a Parisan pastry.
And seriously, this was our view: 
View of the Eiffel Tower from a park bench.
Which became more and more beautiful as the night went on.
The sun setting behind the The Eiffel Tower.


The sun setting behind the The Eiffel Tower.


The sun setting behind the The Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower at night.


We laughed as we watched the 20-somethings flirt, the elderly lean on each other while they held hands and walked, and the irreverent photos people of all ages take around the Eiffel Tower (um, we may have joined). There are some universal pieces of human race that transfer to all cultures and all locations. 
People watching outside the The Eiffel Tower.
Bloggers in Paris.


Man standing in front of The sun setting behind the The Eiffel Tower.


Tourist picture in front of The sun setting behind the The Eiffel Tower.


The sun setting behind the The Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower lit up at night with woman smiling in front of it.


The sun setting behind the The Eiffel Tower.

We talked about the surreal moments of the night actually happening in OUR lives. Also, we admittedly enjoyed the change of pace and focus on being together. The food we couldn’t get over, and we beheld one of the most amazing sites we have ever seen! 

Paris, France at Night with The Eiffel Tower.




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  1. Budget Splurge Beauty says:

    oh my gosh this was amazing to see and read. I'm so happy you got to have this lovely experience, and am grateful that you got to share it with us! It's absolutely stunning.