The Eiffel Tower
The iconic tower of France, La tour Eiffel (yes, I speaks me some French), sits by the Seine River on the Champs de Mars. It’s tall, mightily hard to miss and visited by millions every year.
You can approach along the Seine by boat, under the ground by metro – just make sure you take a stroll through the picturesque gardens.
However you arrive, if you’re heading up you’ll need to head to one of the four legs to either collect your pre-booked ticket (details below) or to buy a ticket. Expect queues.
You can choose which level you want to go up to. Be warned, the weather may close the top tier. However far you go up, you’ll get unrivalled panoramic views of Paris.
The city of Paris looks spectacular from the Tower – just hope for a clear day.
If you can, try and time your visit for when the sun’s going down and see Paris cast in a warm, ambient glow.
There are telescopes dotted around the tower if your camera doesn’t have a decent enough zoom. Take your time and enjoy it, and prepared to elbow a few people. On the first floor the new glass floor exists – lie down and grab yourself a selfie.
- 324m tall
- Building finished in 1889
- Named after engineer Gustave Eiffel (lucky his name wasn’t trifle)
Book tickets and find out more on the official site. As always, you’re welcome!