The Glittering Tour Eiffel ~ France

A famous French Icon, the Tour Eiffel, glittering at night every hour overlooking Paris.


The Tour Eiffel is one of the most famous icons in the world with over 30 duplicates in many different countries.

The beautiful tower always knew how to show herself to the city of Love with beautiful light shows of different colors. However, many don’t know that the structure also glitters every hour for a few minutes!

In 2000, about 20 000 lamps have been installed all over the tower in addition to the usual golden lighting. These lamps flashed and glittered every hour for 10 minutes from nighttime to 1AM. It has later been reduced to 5 minutes to conserve energy.

In 2003, these lamps have been reinstalled for a period of 10 years until 2013.

It’s such a beautiful sight to watch the tower glitter every change of hour for 10 minutes while overlooking to charming Paris.


Quick Tips:

When shooting handheld with a very slow shutterspeed, put your camera on ‘continuous shooting’ and take a 4-5 shots of the same subject. There is a good chance that the middle photo is sharp enough to be used.

(Actually, always keep your camera in burst mode, much better).


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Things I love:

The smell of baked bread

The sight of ladybugs on my window

The sound of an old music box

The taste of Cheerios

The feel of long lunch conversations


Comments (8)

  1. cielly

    very nice post… the place is so romantic, this is one one the pretty angles of the world and everyone should have a chance to see this before dying. this will be on my bucket list! :)

  2. dojytot

    What a great picture!! i fell in love with the place even though having only seen it from afar, from having seen it only from a limited sense from a pictures perspective! thank you very much!!

  3. Kimberly

    Nice article. They say that Paris, France is the most romantic place to be. So I’m planning my honeymoon their with my wife. I hope it turns out what i hope to be..