Eiffel Tower, Paris
Personally, the best time to go to the Eiffel Tower is at about 5:00 pm when the tourists are dwindling and are about ready to go home and you still enough time and sunlight to see everything at daylight time. And, you will see the lighting of the Eiffel Tower after it gets dark...
The best part to see the whole view of the Eiffel Tower at daytime and or at night time is at the park of the Eiffel Tower. There is a parking lot over there facing the park, but definitely, you can take the whole view of the Eiffel Tower not like just taking the foot or the base of the Eiffel Tower.
Definitely, it is worth going over there at this time. The only thing is you might not be able to get to the Tower. However, you can do that early morning so you don't have to fall in line and you can avoid the many hussles and buzzles of tourists!
Fondest memory: I love the flickering lights at night. I had the view of the Eiffel Tower while I was riding on an evening boat ride at the Seine River.
3 Stages to get to the top
The first 2 stages you can walk up the steps
We went right up to the top by lift, stopping at the half way stage.
Amazing Sight, never to be forgotten
But get there early to avoid the crowds
There are 47 bridges - and you see a few from that height
Fondest memory: Many but the tower is one of the top memories for me, to see across the city.
The man behind the Eiffel Tower is.....who else, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel or just plain Gustave Eiffel.
The man was born in Dijon France in the year 1832. He practiced independently and formed his own business as an engineer-contractor in the year 1864. He specializes in metal structural work and built metal structures of all kinds around the world.
If you want to see a replica of the man who made the Eiffel Tower possible, all you have to do is go up to the tower. On the Third Level you will see him in his office. I posted a picture of Gustave Eiffel while welcoming Thomas Edison.
The French love to celebrate important events or circumstances with lights. After all, isn't France the country of Enlightenment?
So, they put lights on the Tour Eiffel in 2000 to welcome the year that many considered the beginning of the new millennium (which is actually 2001 because there wasn't any year 0, but only 1 BC and 1 AD).
You see also a photo of the basis of the tower with the Pont d'Iéna in the foreground and the Tour Maine-Montparnasse in the background.
I think the best view of Eiffel tower at night to see the brightly and beautifully lit Eiffel is from Trocadero. There are many tourists there and quite crowded too. It might not be a romantic place to be due to the crowd. But the view of the Eiffel is fantastic.
Fondest memory: There are also many touters selling souvenirs such as, key chain with a small eiffel tower, eiffel tower as paper weight, etc. Do remember to bargain. I did tried to bargain at 50% at the quoted price. :-)
Nice place to people watch too.
Yeah, graffiti on the Eiffel Tower. Something you really shouldn't do, but folks do anyway, on the third level. I guess it's a way of leaving your mark.
And no, there's nothing there saying "Pooch was here!". =)
Fondest memory: Now, where's that girl's phone number again? I know I wrote it down when I was up there! =)
Photo taken from the second plataform.
Fondest memory: Here you can see Champs de Mars Park, behind the Tower, the green part. And at the bottom the building of Ècole Militaire, and the hight tower is Montparnasse Tower (Tour Montparnasse), the second highest tower in all Europe!
Sheý is the symbol of Parisý Of course everybody knows her!
The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution.
At 300 metres (320.75m including antenna), and 7000 tons, it was the world's tallest building until 1930.
Fondest memory: The tower has three platforms and from the second you have this view that is superb. The first bridge you can see, is Bir Hakein and the and the end of the small island, you find the Statue of Liberty that has been offered to the city in 1885, in the Grenelle bridge.
We got different photos as the lights were changing constantly .... You can see more photos at Beach_dog Paris page.
It was cold, very cold, but incredible, really.
I though it may be dangerous around the trocadero at night, but being careful, do not worry.
The stunning vista from the Palais de Chaillot. Note the lovely fountains, and the road beyond. In the summer these fountains put on quite a show, with water cannons shooting huge jets a great distance.
How many photographs of this view do you think exist in drawers and photo albums around the world?
Don't forget your camera.
ok, there´s no chance not to climb up the Eiffel tower. You have to do this, because of the tower itself and as well because of the good view you have from above.
Fondest memory: Night boat tour on the Seine is very beautiful. It´s very touristical, too much people, nevertheless you have great impressions of Notre Dame, Eiffel tower and several bridges with beautiful illumination.
Favorite thing: The Eiffel tower is an amazing construction, it started on january 28. 1887 and ended begin of april 1889, all for the world exposition in Paris . The tower has got an altitude of 318m. You can go up until the third platform at 290m ......uff, here you can have a view until 100km distance with good weather.
Fondest memory: Those canons of water in the Trocadéro gardens, I only saw them working once, just before I took this picture. After 10 minutes waiting for the sun to brighten my photo, when the clouds finally cleared, they turned the water off! Maybe next time then, next summer, assuming they only do that once a year or when a blue moon is over Paris.
You could spend weeks in Paris just appreciating different views of the big metal tower you see in the background. This view is from the Palais de Chaillot at Trocadéro.
To discover this view, take the Métro to Trocadéro and Walk to the Palais de Chaillot. As you enter the center opening of the Palais, between the two separate curved wings, this view will greet you.
And now, after 21 years, L'aquarium du Trocadéro has reopened; if seeing sea life strikes your fancy, go down the stairs to the left of the Palais de Chaillot (With the word "Cineaqua"). Be prepared to fork over a hefty pile of money-- 19 € per person, and once all the big fish arrive in a few weeks, 25 € per person! For that, you get to hang out with 15,000 fish and watch some movies.
In the 60's, l'aquarium du Trocadéro was billed as the largest in the world. Now it is billed as the most expensive!
This is probbly one of the best known pictures of any city skyline.
Paris is to some a very romantic city and has something to offer all.
Fondest memory: We took the bus tour in July and it rained every day. We were the only people on the upper deck of the bus with our ponchos on and enjoying the city sights.