I spent 5 months studying in Paris and didn’t go up the Eiffel Tower once.
I’d been up it twice before with my family on previous vacations, both times during the day, so it wasn’t a huge priority while I was on a tight budget. But then, on one of the last few days of my exchange, someone told me that when you go up the tower at night it feels like you’re inside a crystal ball.
By the time I’d learned this I was too busy with packing and goodbyes to make the visit, but on this trip I FINALLY (!) got to go up it at night, and now I can definitely say that the Eiffel Tower is a thousand times more magical in the dark. See for yourself.