Sometimes there are things that you read about that you have to see for yourself and Paris at night is one of them. Seeing the Notre Dame at night is a beautiful thing, and it is made better because of all the other things about being in Paris, good food, good times, good people. This was me accompanying some friends on a baby moon and because of restrictions we never veered off the beaten path. Doing Paris the touristy way is still awesome. Different than other times bt really the magic part of it was not diminished at all, and I recommend it.