Eiffel Tower (Paris - France)

Last time I visited Paris, I chose not to visit Eiffel Tower, because it was in the middle of winter and was so gloomy. The sky wasn't visible and seeing down below from the tower wouldn't make sense too. I chose to visit Versailles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) instead and I'm glad that I did and I very recently came to know its under UNESCO!!!
Well, again this time, I decided my visit in spring, so there'd a good visibility and there I was in the city of love, with the love of my life, standing in front of a symbol of love.
It was built in 1889, so yeah it isn't very old and perhaps because of it, it isn't under UNESCO! This was built to celebrate the 100 yrs of French Revolutions. It was the brain child of Gustave Eiffel and that's why the name. Infact, it was this very guy who constructed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty (yes, it was a gift from France to USA). It took 2 yrs, 2 months and 5 days to complete. Over time it has been renovated and improvised over time and again to keep it intact and safe for visitors. 

I went there first thing in the morning just to avoid wasting time in the queue. Booking for any slot on any time of the day gets over about 15 days earlier. So make sure to book much early and arrive on time. Ofcourse, the security check takes some time. There are 3 types of tickets that can be booked. 
One is the staircase to go till 2nd floor which isn't available online. Then there's lift to go to 2nd floor and lift to go to the summit! It was pretty interesting because this was the first time I even went on a lift that moved diagonally!!! Yes, it moves diagonally till 2nd floor after which it goes another lift has to be taken to the summit that goes vertically. 
I visited the place in the day time so that I can see the whole city. Sadly I went there on a day trip so I couldn't see the tower in its spectacular night lights. It lights up on different timings depending on season from 5 pm in winters to 10 pm in summers. The tower can be climbed from 7 am to almost midnight. There are 4 entrances to climb - north, south, east and west of which 2 are dedicated for lifts and 2 for stairs. 
The 1st floor has several installations and fitted with glass windows. The 2nd floor has some spectacular views and has a restaurant too. The summit is where the magic is. To make it all the more magical there is a bar where champagne is available! This floor has no glass windows but just mesh cover. Yes, there is a note that says do not drop anything through the mesh. I couldn't help but think what would happen to my phone if I try to take it out of the mesh to click panoramic shot and by mistake drop it!!!!! 
Here atop are 2 points where lovers are meant to kiss! There is also a point with a scale measure which tells what height you're in!!

The view from atop is just spectacular. Just like Thames, here is River Sienne which than runs across the city. The city has been impeccably planned with several triangular shaped buildings. I had felt it the last time I visited itself! The streets and buildings themselves have a triangular placement that looks so different from the cityscape of London. 
Here are some tips, book the ticket much early; arrive much early; if there's a kid its better to have it in baby wearing, as stroller has to be folded and taken and in this crowd, its not comfortable for yourself as well as others; pick pockets may happen so careful.
Getting down, just in front of it, is the Champ de Mars which is a huge garden in front of Eiffel. The place has quite a few people in it. Its definitely romantic and peaceful, to just lie down in the grass with your beloved in front of the Eiffel Tower..... I wanted to do it, I did it and I'm ecstatic about it!!!!!!


To Get There:
Nearest railway station: Tour Eiffel Champ de Mars
Entry Ticket: €7.00 for stairs to 2nd floor to €17 for lift to summit
Available to buy online on their website.

P.S: I was invited by La Tour Eiffel to experience it for review purposehowever the opinions are my own and this post does not to advertise the product/service.


Dedicated to Venkat

Bhushavali N

An ardent traveler by passion. I am a wanderlust.. Read more about me here.

23 comments:

  1. We were there a few months ago ourselves and loved it. While we didn't go up the tower because I'm not good at heights and my daughter didn't want to go, I was also not very comfortable after their attack. Maybe the next time we visit I'll go.

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  2. This the first time i have read such a detailed description of what this tower is all about. This is so great for me to know what to expect there... and I love the colours that you have added to the scene... <3

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  3. HOw I wish I could go there.. So nice.. Paris is a romantic place!

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  4. Hi, I love your passion of travelling to most amusing and beautiful places. Visiting EIFFEL TOWER is one of my daughter's dream. Will fulfill someday.

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  5. You visited the most famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Likewise, you observed most of its structures and schedule.

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  6. One of the places I really wanted to visit someday. Eiffel tower will always be forever a romantic place for me. Glad you get the chance to visit the tower on your 2nd time. Sure you did enjoy your stay there, don't you? :D

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  7. This is one of the places I would like to visit. Sincerely speaking, this is the first I will read a great and full details of the tower. Thanks

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  8. If I get the chance to go see the Eiffel tower, I would definitely pay for that 17 :)

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  9. These views truly are romantic! Gorgeous photos as always! :D

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  10. You are so bless to visit this place. I love Paris and I love to see the view of the city.

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  11. It's been ages since I visited the Eiffel Tower. It doesn't lose its elegance and beauty over time.

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  12. Beautiful view of Paris from the tower. It's iconic and must not be missed even though a lot of people might already be visiting this landmark. I like your outfit, too.

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  13. We went in the evening in March. It was virtually empty. I guess it was too cold for tourists. :)

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  14. I also went there in the daytime in February last year. I never realized that lift went diagonally. I saw it only from afar at night changing lights. Must be beautiful to be at its feet at night as well. Next time.

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  15. It's important not to miss the Eiffel when you go on a trip to Paris. It will always be a staple. Good to hear that you had a great time, I wish you saw this at night as well, but hey, you were still able to experience it in all its glory!

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  16. Every icon like this has some history and so much blood and sweat of creators. Glad that you visited Eiffel and enjoyed your trip. I liked the rainbow outfit you are wearing.

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  17. Wow, the view from the tower itself is really beautiful!
    My favourite will be the one with bird's eye view as well as the brown structures within the tower... remind me of the spiderman~

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  18. Eiffel Tower is on my travel bucketlist so i'm sooo jealous you got to go there already, and with the love of your life too!! definitely booking a ticket early!

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  19. I was at the Eiffel Tower last week!! I love this place!!!

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  20. It has always been my dream to go there too.By the way, I got confused with what you said, "Booking for any slot on any time of the day gets over about 15 days earlier." Does that mean I should book at least 15 days before the scheduled date of one's visit? The view from the top looks spectacular. Compared to the observatory towers I've been before, there is really something to see there.

    - Me-An Clemente

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    1. Yes! The slots do get filled up very soon after they open for booking. You have to do advance booking for the lift to reach the top.

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  21. Wow..the views from eiffel tower are simply stunning. We have a trip planned in couple of months. Can't wait to get there

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  22. Thanks for this informative post! I'll be going to Paris in 2 months so this is so helpful! Prepping us on what to expect. Great tips on booking early and arrive early!

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