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.
What to say. It's iconic. One of those things one must do at least once a lifetime. I love it because they're creative. There is always something new to see. Last winter they had an ice skating rink on the first floor. Which was free (for tower visitors). The glass floor is also impressive. Security was thorough but quite fast.
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. It really is remarkable. At 11pm it breaks out into a show of sparkles for 5 minutes.
Amazing place, Awesome views from the top. Some points to note before visiting - 1) Security does not allow to carry a trolley bag while going inside this structure through lift or stairs. Back pack bags are allowed. 2) Two options to go up - a) take lift from base to the top. there is a halt at level 1,2. b) take stairs to level 2 then lift. Lift is the only option to go from level 2 to top. 3) Fantastic view even in the night. After sunset they run a series of lights every hour at 20:00, 21:00 etc. 4) There are guys roaming and selling key-chain etc. be careful of them. 5) There are even people betting on three cups and a ball game. They claim to give EUR 50 on bet of EUR 50. You would see someone actually playing and winning or losing 50 EUR. But they are all same group. So don't fall prey to them and just ignore those guys. Overall very lovely place. Be careful and enjoy yourself !! All The Best !!!
Amazing views. Either looking at the tower or looking from it. A definite place to visit twice, once during the day and once at night. Even going to the top twice. Please be careful about visiting during the night as the ticket booths stop selling tickets to the top when they feel there are too many people waiting. The top closes at a different time than the first and second floor does. You can take the elevator or the stairs. The stairs ticket is cheaper but you will feel it in your legs when you get the first and second floors. Though the line to elevator can be easily an hour to three unless you go at the beginning of the day. Do not miss the light show at the top of the hour from 8PM or later when the lights on the Eiffel Tower twinkle.
The general trip to the tower and the views were excellent. However, we had to wait a long time in line before even getting to wait a long time to buy tickets. And then we had to wait to get the lift to the second level. But when we arrived we saw the amazing view of Paris. It was great and we got lots of pictures! Then we took the lift to the third and last level. It was even better. The price was a little expensive with 11 euros to get to the second level, and 6 euros to the last level (2017). But it wasn't much more than what we expected either. Even with all the waiting it's definitely worth the trip and we recommend to anybody!