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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.

Eiffel Tower and Gardens

Eiffel Tower and 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.

Under the Eiffel Tower

Under the Eiffel Tower

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.

Paris from the Eiffel Tower

Paris from the Eiffel Tower

The city of Paris looks spectacular from the Tower – just hope for a clear day.

City of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

City of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

If you can, try and time your visit for when the sun’s going down and see Paris cast in a warm, ambient glow.

Seine River from the Eiffel Tower

Seine River from the Eiffel Tower

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.

Gardens from the Eiffel Tower

Gardens from the Eiffel Tower

Facts:

  • 324m tall
  • Building finished in 1889
  • Named after engineer Gustave Eiffel (lucky his name wasn’t trifle)

Further Information:

Book tickets and find out more on the official site. As always, you’re welcome!

2 Comments »

  1. I was just there a couple of weeks ago!! Despite this being my third time seeing the iconic tower, it somehow gets more amazing and more magical every time! (except for the queues of course…)

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