La Tour Eiffel, Paris

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  • Rue Monttessuy
    Rue Monttessuy
    by Nemorino
  • La Tour Eiffel
    by PRhymer
  • La Tour Eiffel
    by PRhymer
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    Rue Monttessuy

    by Nemorino Updated Apr 5, 2014

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    Rue Monttessuy

    Rue Monttessuy is a short street in the 7th arrondissement which has no particular claim to fame other than a view of the Eiffel Tower.

    The street was named after a French diplomat, Gustave de Monttessuy (1809-1881), who owned several pieces of property in this neighborhood.

    In case you would like to buy an apartment in this street, the average price per square meter is listed as € 11,481 (as of March 2014).

    Location of Rue Monttessuy on the Vélib’ map. The nearest Vélib’ station is number 7024 at 43 Avenue Rapp.

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    Le Recrutement

    Contrary to popular belief, the cookie company Les Cookies de Monttessuy is not located on Rue Monttessuy, but is five kilometers away in the 14th arrondissement, where rents and real estate prices are somewhat lower.

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    Paris, The City of Light (Pollution)

    by Nemorino Updated Oct 19, 2013

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    While I was changing Vélib' bikes one night at station 8045 on Avenue Montaigne, near Place d'Alma, I took this photo of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night with a revolving spotlight at the top.

    My astronomer friends would no doubt castigate this as unnecessary "light pollution", but I thought it looked rather nice on a foggy February night.

    I must admit that light pollution is not a problem I have been very concerned about up to now, but some people say it is a tremendous waste of money and energy to light up the sky (or the bottoms of the clouds), when with proper lighting fixtures we could make the light shine only where it is really needed and leave the sky dark so we could see the stars.

    The reason I was changing bikes was that my free half hour was almost up, so I docked my bike here, waited two minutes and then took another one.

    (Or the same one, I forget. You have to wait two minutes either way.)

    Vélib' 8045

    If you know the Vélib' station number you can easily find its location in Paris. Simply type the number into the search box at www.velib.paris.fr/ (where it says "Adresse, mots clés"), click on the symbol and a map will open up showing exactly where that station is located, with the address. It will also tell you how many bikes are available at that station (right now), and how many free attachment points are available.

    (Update 2013: Currently the Vélib' map often fails to center properly, but I hope they will get that fixed before long.)

    Right now, as I am uploading this tip, Vélib' station 8045 has 38 bikes available and 19 free attachment points for people who want to return their bikes.

    Station 8045 is the closest Vélib' station to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, so I have used it several times to get a bike when I wanted to ride home after the opera.

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    Le Recrutement

    by Nemorino Updated Feb 19, 2013

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    On Boulevard de La Tour-Maubourg in the seventh arrondissement, when you look up Rue Sainte-Dominique you suddenly get a large-scale view of the Eiffel Tower.

    The café on the corner is called Le Recrutement. Because it is not far from the Army Museum at Les Invalides, I thought this might have something to do with recruitment of soldiers into the army, but in fact the café has more of a football theme (football as in rugby), and the name refers to the recruitment of players into a football club.

    36 Boulevard de La-Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris
    Vélib' 7016
    Location on the Vélib' map
    Métro La Tour-Maubourg

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    Eiffel Tower Behind the Scenes Tour

    by PRhymer Written Nov 1, 2011

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    This tour takes you to the former military bunker that now holds the offices and storage areas for the Tower's restaurants and the engine room that holds the elevator machinery while you learn about the history of the Eiffel Tower and how it is maintained today. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Due to being on a tour we only had to wait a few minutes for the elevators which was a nice bonus.

    Overall we thought this tour was a great value and was one of the highlights of our trip.

    Note: the online descriptions include the roof of the Jules Verne restaurant. We did not do this on our tour but still enjoyed it greatly.

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    One to keep the little terrors happy...

    by sourbugger Updated Dec 1, 2005

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    Who had  the most fun ?

    The Eiffel tower by itself should keep the little mite quiet, but if that fails then this little alternative may provide a diversion, at least while you queue for tickets to go up the damn thing.

    The merry-go-round costs a couple of Euros and is situated opposite the tower on the left bank of the Seine.

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    Watch the Tower sparkle over and over

    by surfluvr641 Written Mar 21, 2005

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    Grab some wine and some food and sit in the grassy areas in front of the La Tour Eiffel at night. You can mingle with local Sorbonne students who fill the areas or you can just have a romantic dinner, whatever you feel like. We hung out here for hours watching entertainers and talking with students. The Tower lights up every hour for ten minutes. It's quite a sight!

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    La Tour Eiffel - c'est magnifique

    by Nalle_Bear Written Oct 12, 2006

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    Ma cravatte sont trez bonne- eh? Thats about all my french!

    Oh I know one more very useful: Un Nutella sil vouz plaites

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    Eiffel tower

    by romnearparis Updated Feb 24, 2003

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    Ok the Eiffel Tower is not forgotten when tourist come here but sometimes (early in the morning) the sun could be wonderfull whith Eiffel tower...

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