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.
Place definitely to visit. This was some Tower. Had to wait 3 hours in The queue but was well worth it. Got up there in the dark, and the city lights make the city magical, would love to go there in the day time. Visited in early January, and that was long waiting. Loved the lifts up, second lift very scary but nice. Dont miss this place out while visiting Paris. Also areas around its just beautiful.
Modern marvel created by humans. One has to appreciate the complexity and enormity of the structure and wonder, how did mankind achieve this a hundred years back. But then again, we achieved pyramids thousands years back. Reaching here is easy through public transportation. There are huge queue of visitors therefore it would be advisable to arrange passes beforehand. Only certain types of cameras and handbags are allowed inside.
Great landmark and so glad we made the visit. Price to go up is reasonable and totally worth it. We only went up to the second floor, so of you wobble a bit with heights, but really want to go up, it will be good enough! However, we queued for nearly an hour to buy tickets, so booking in advance might be a good idea. Security checks are high, but pretty speedy and well staffed. Watch out for the dudes selling cheap merchandise outside - and watch them run when the police turn up on their pushbikes!
One of the best places to gain a overview of Paris' lovely streets and parks is from Mr. Eiffel's Tower. Here's a little known secret: Eiffel built a heated room near the top of the tower for important guests. Elevators take you to that level where you may purchase champagne, in a souvenir flute. A steep staircase brings you to the top observation deck. Most of the tower is wheelchair accessible. Public transport is best.
Pretty amazing to see in person! We made reservations for golden hour and it was fantastic. Spent a maybe an hour at the top to watch the sun set then came back down. They serve some decent bubbly at the top (LED glasses should you desire) and despite the crowds it's really nice and atmospheric.