Paris is seen best by using a tripod to take pictures during the night. If you don’t have a tripod, set your camera down anywhere and start shooting.
Turn your camera around and shoot. Put your camera on the ground and shoot.
Of course, before you start shooting you have to put the camera on an appropriate setting. Since I like stars made from the light of street lamps, I set my aperture to the setting that makes it the narrowest. On my camera (a Canon 5D) that would be f/32 in Av mode.
I had the help of a rainy night in Paris to get compelling reflections from a wet street.
This shot is looking down the street at the Bastille statue in the Bastille Paris neighborhood.by