The Eiffel Tower is synonymous with Paris, recognized the world over as the city’s signature symbol. Designed to be the centerpiece for the 1889 World Exhibition, which was being held to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution, the 984-foot-high latticework iron sculpture was, at the time, the tallest structure in the world. Today, its spire can still be seen from almost anywhere in Paris. At night, you can’t miss it: all lit up, and twinkling, with a golden glow. When visiting the Eiffel Tower, take a lift to the top level where the views of Paris are mesmerizing.
While I absolutely love the Eiffel Tower for its history, architectural prowess and it's beauty I wouldn't recommend climbing up. Why? Because similar views can be got from a few other locations without all the drama and waste of time. We went up at a time when it was considered to be quiet. And despite that we had to queue up for around 45 minutes for a security check that only allows you into the Eiffel Tower area. Then we had to queue for another half hour to buy our tickets to the first and second floors of the tower. Another security check and a 10-minute queue got us into an elevator to the second floor. Once there we had to queue for an hour and a half to buy tickets to go to the top. If you fancy being stuck 150m high with screaming, I'll-mannered children everywhere and even more ill-mannered parents (a reflection of our times) this would be your dream come true. On the other hand, the tower can truly be appreciated from the riverside just below, especially when it lights up at about 8pm. Hop onto one of many river boat pubs, grab a glass of wine and soak in the beautiful Parisian atmosphere that movies are made of, while enjoying views of the Eiffel tower. It really is remarkable. At 11pm it breaks out into a show of sparkles for 5 minutes.
One of the great, iconic structures of human civilization. Being here, whether it's for the first, second or even third time, still retains it's magic. The line (and price) for getting to the top is really quite fair. The views from the top of the tower are stunning to say the least. If you come here during the Christmas season, you will see a gorgeous array of lights decorating the eiffel tower. This is one of the places you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. I highly, highly recommend.
Went on a cold night....waited about 35 minutes to get inside. Once inside we didn’t wait for an elevator. Took one elevator half way. Took some pictures at the half way point. Then only waited about 5 minutes for the next elevator to the top. The view at night is amazing. Once in a lifetime opportunity.
An Ultimate experience awaits you here. Mark my words, you would not be disappointed at all. This is one of the most magnificent, marvellous, stunning and appealing monuments around the world. No doubt so as to why this is the most visited paid monument in the entire world. Try to visit it twice: once during daytime, and second at night.
Bit of a mess from up close in the day time. All those steel bars...who thought that up. Could have softened the exterior up a touch, covered it in wrapping paper with cute dogs and their tongues out. Or maybe carpeted...Just a thought. But at night! Now we're talking! All lit up sparkling more than a bottle of Chateau Neuf Du Pap. That search light seeking me out for miles around. No hiding from that bad boy! Le Tour Eiffel - you beaut! 😍
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