Being in Paris, I can see that there is possibly love in the air, because there were love birds all around the city and a couple was formed in our group. However, the streets are not lit up as I’ve seen in the movies.
The view from the Arc is absolutely amazing. The hike up the staircase is vigorous and treacherous, and exhaustion, but all worth it once you have reached the top.
One can see all the streets that intersect at the worlds largest intersection, as well as a great view of the city of Paris and the Eiffel tower.
Inside the Arc, one can read up on the history as well as visit a gift shop that is really inexpensive, compared to souvenir shops throughout the city.
Sure I visited the Arc during the day, but I was able to see there were no lights on the trees surrounding it. There was also no lights when I drove past it while riding in a taxi one late night.
A sight for sore eyes, whether night or day. If you visit Paris, this is a must stop.