Eiffel Tower, Paris
EIFFEL TOWER 11am-11pm
PALAIS de CHAILLOT (Trocadero)
ARC de TRIOMPHE 10am-10pm
CHAMPS ELYSEES (Walk)
LE FOUQUET's (Restaurant)
Fondest memory: CINEMATHEQUE (French movies)
7 avenue Albert de Mun
Tel 01 4704 2424
Favorite thing: It is the view from the Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel), not its highest point, which is 320 m. -the 3rd floor stands at 274 m. At the first floor of the symbol of Paris (you can go there by climbing 360 stairs, if you are afraid of the elevator!), there is a post office and a small museum about the history of the famous worldwide tower, which was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889.
I would definitely take them to the Eiffel tower, and while there take them around the base to see the wonderful bust of 'Monsieur Eiffel'! I believe it would make them feel 'closer' to the maker of the most exciting viewpoint in all of Paris!
Fondest memory: We lived in the 7th arrondisment for nearly three years and came to love the area and know every nook and craney! Avenue de la Bourddonais was our main street and we knew all the shopkeepers along the boulevard. Our apartment was one block from the Champ de Mars and many happy hours were spent strolling the length of the parc. Rue St. Dominique was the street with
boulangeries, patisseries, G-20 hyper-marche, etc.., and it was a few blocks away. the American Library was one block away and was the bus stop! It is the most perfect Parisien neighborhood anyone could want to live in.
View Paris from the top of Eiffel Tower - it's a must.
To get to the top choose what you want: lift (first to the level 1) or... 1665 steps. Top secret: most tourists prefer lifts. I wander why?
Look: 1 step per 1 second it's only 1665 s = 27 min. 45 s :-) - faster (and cheaper) then by a lift if you add time you need to change a lift in level 1.
LUCKY CLIMBING FOR YOU :-).
Fondest memory: Montmarte + Eiffel Tower
For a general information page about visiting Paris, see this website which is available in a few languages Paris Visitor Info. Its a good website not only about visiting but provides news about local events and government, how to apply for studying in the capital city. Also lots of links onto other websites having more individual detail.
But do you ever wonder, if you have a limited amount of time to visit, just what is the best things to see? Well here's a website interesting, they claim they will tell you just those things Paris Digest, its completely biased but sometimes that's a good thing I'm told.
From the pic....everyone knows Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower, but other cities have similar replicas too, most notably in Tokyo that I have seen.
go to the Eiffel Tower (all the people know it).
Fondest memory: I remember the moment when I was under the Eiffel Tower. I look over me and I saw the immensity and power of it. You must try it.
You have to go to the top of the towel. It have a beautiful view. It cost US$8 dlls. in elevator. If you are a sport person you can go to the middle level going thru stairs.
The Eiffel Tower was born on 31 March 1889 built for the Universal Exhibition in celebration of the French Revolution.
Contractor: Gustav Eiffel and others
Height: 324m=1063ft (with flagpole)
Number of visitors till 31 Dec 2001: 198,224,110
Number of visitors in 2001: 6,103,987 (=16,723 daily)
200,000,000th visitor already visited the Eiffel Tower, 300,000,000th one in (maybe) 2018? Who knows?
Fondest memory: The Eiffel Tower and district Montmarte.
Everyone has heard of or seen the Eiffel Tower so there's not (too) much I can add. The queues here always seem very long so it's often a good idea to arrive early. I usually climb the tower to the second level rather than take the lift, and then take the lift to the top. In that way, you avoid the queues, get some exercise and save 18 francs. On the climb, there are also many interesting signs, at the top of each flight of stairs, detailing the history of the tower.
The tower can be seen from many parts of the city. One of the best views is from the metro. If you take line 6 towards Etoile, once the train leaves Bir-Hakeim, the tower suddenly and spectacularly pops in to view. There are also great views from Trocadero and from the summit of l'Arc de Triomphe.
Favorite thing: Well should i say you must visit the Eiffel? You gonna do it anyways! if you go on a clear night, the eiffel lights up. and on a dark blue sky it looks awesome. The parisians didnt like the Tour De Eiffel when it was built in 1889 by gustav eiffel. I told them, look at it people! it's beautiful! well they seem to like it now. Just my own story:)
Favorite thing: The Eiffel Tower - many things to do there, other than appreciate the view over the most beautiful city in the world. The first level has a small museum of the monument's history, and at the top there's a nice wax model of Monsieur Eiffel. Look out for other wax statues in the elevators or other unexpected places. And there are the restaurants.
THE EIFFEL TOWER
TO GET TO THE TOP COST YOU 62 FF 9.45 EUROS
2ND FL. 44FF 6.71 EUROS
1ST FL. 22FF 3.35 EUROS
Fondest memory: YOU'LL SEE THE MOST INCREDIBLE VIEW OF PARIS
THEY HAVE A POST OFFICE TO SEND YOUR POSTCARDS
ATM & TELEPHONES
Go to the Eiffeltower ofcourse! You can go on it by one of the four elevators (you must wait very long) or go by stairs (a big climb, but you don't have to wait). Just before reaching the top there is a nice restaurant in the Eiffeltower.
Furthermore: Visit centre Pompidou artsmuseum and the crazy artfountain next to it. Go to the Louvre museum where Mona Lisa smiles at you and go watch the arts markets at Mont Martre. You can also pay a visit to the Sacre Coeur church here where the doves eat from your hand. Also Nice is shopping at the Champs Elysees, one of the biggest lanes in Europe.
Fondest memory: Going to Paris at Christmas and then visit the Champs Elysees where the lights are in the snowy trees
Travelling in Paris during early June seems good as the weather is cool and you can walk for miles not sweating except when I challenged myself to walk up the steps to the 'top' of Eiffel Tower.
Fondest memory: I miss the Louvre. They have so many beautiful paintings and relics which I have yet to study closely in details. You really really need a lot of time or maybe days to study them all! I love the slow, interesting and beautiful long walk from The Louvre to the Arc de Tromphe. Don't give excuse not to walk as you see many interesting palces and happenings along the way. At 8.30pm, it's still quite bright in the sky. By the time I reached the Arc, it got dark. Travel by underground metro is most convenient in Paris.
I sent this post card to my daughter from Paris. The stamp said "Republique Francaise Postes" on the top, the price was 0.65. The bottom said "Dinan" and "Valle de la Rance". The picture included a bridge.
The postmark had a cross and an outline of a nurse on it and said "Devenez ....Des Horptaux__De Paris.
Fondest memory: ...
I am now trying to get a Wagon Lit from Irun to Madrid. I have had breakfast (2.5F) and checked my luggage to the next station (2.6F) and found my toilette case which slipped behind my bunk and I had to go back on the train for it.
I had a good night on the train. I missed our cousin in Frankfurt, but I talked to your Aunt on the phone.
I didn't have any luck - no bookings fror Irun at this end. I almost left my pocketbook in one of the inquiry places.
I have climbed 400 steps to the top of Notre Dame (1.5F) and am now on my way to the Eiffel Tower
I've never actually climbed it - but I just love looking at it close up. While you can see it from all over central Paris, it's much more spectacular close up. Built in 1889, it attracts hordes of tourists, so expect long queues. Charges vary depending on how far you go up and whether you take the stairs or the lift. In summer it's open from 9am until midnight, with slightly shorter hours the rest of the year.
Try and get to see it after dark as well as in the day - there's a relatively new lighting system in now - and for 10 minutes every hour of darkness this is switched to make the tower "glitter" and it's very pretty!