Yankees2017 asked in TravelFranceParis · 10 months ago

Has anyone ever been arrested in Paris for taking a pic of the Eiffel Tower at night?

Is that a real law or one of urban legends?

11 Answers

  • 1 week ago

    No, that is why it is Lit up at Night so you can take Photographs

  • John P
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    In Britain I have not heard of that urban myth. What is the differenced between photographing a famous landmark in the daytime and at night, apart from minor adjustments to the camera?

    Every summer, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Paris and take photos of the Eiffel Tower in all sorts of lighting conditions.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Taharrush happened there against Birmingham tourists, it is on Victoria Derbyshire show.

  • 10 months ago

    im from uk ..over 30 years ago .i had a race with 3 lads ..first up ..and down the tower ..running ..i won ..it was easy for me ..i was used to running uphill in training ...on another trip i was thrown out of monte carlo ...my crime ?  not wearing a shirt!...i was escorted by two  police motorcyclist ..me walking ..10 years later i was building in france ..wonderful people 

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  • 10 months ago

    Take all the pictures you want as long as it's for personal use.

    Copyright infringement is civil not criminal.

  • 10 months ago

    images.google.com.  Search for Eiffel Tower at night. Thousands of images. No one has ever been arrested for posting these pictures. Magazines may need to pay for the rights to publish such pictures, but if this is a law, it's not enforced. 

  • 10 months ago

    Nobody in the whole world has been arrested in Paris for taking a pic of the Eiffel Tower. Either it's at night or during the day.. Come on... lol

  • 10 months ago

    Lol there are millions of night photos of the Eiffel Tower

  • 10 months ago

    No, I've taken night pictures of the tower with no problems.

  • 10 months ago

    It’s not illegal to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night as long as it’s for personal use. But if you post it on media then you’re breaking copyright laws. The rights to the lights are owned by the artist that installed it. So if you publish it, you’re breaking copyright laws. 

    We’ve been there twice and at light, if you look down at the park across from the Eiffel you can see flashes from cameras. 

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