Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France,75007 Paris, France +33 892 70 12 39
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    I made it to the 2nd floor!

    by Flying.Scotsman Written Feb 4, 2014

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    I have read several reviews that claim the 2nd floor is the best place to view Paris from. I didn't go to the top because I don't like heights, but the second level does give a great view and I was okay with the height once I got there. Going up on the lift is interesting travelling past the ironwork. One advantage of going in the winter is that the queues are fairly short. Here are some photos of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

    Address: Trocadero

    Directions: You can't miss it!!!

    Amazing view Emile Anthoine stadium Jardins du Trocadero And looking at where we were!
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    Relief in sight for the queuing problem?

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 29, 2013

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    I haven't gone up the Eiffel Tower since Wednesday, October 26, 1966.

    The reason for this is that I am a notorious queuophobe, meaning I try to avoid doing anything that requires standing in line for more than five or ten minutes.

    That pretty much rules out the Eiffel Tower, doesn't it?

    Well, there might be some relief on the way, maybe.

    Since 2005 the tower has been run by a new public-utility company called the Société d'exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), of which the City of Paris holds 59.9% of the shares. Part of this company's mission is "to continually improve the reception, access and flow of visitors," and to do this they have recently announced a new plan which will (at some unspecified future time) allow visitors to reserve half-hour slots online.

    Will this solve the problem? Who knows, but it's worth a try.

    The president of SETE, Jean-Bernard Bros, who is also a deputy mayor of Paris in charge of tourism, has been quoted in the papers as saying: "Today, above all, we want visitors to leave with rich memories, with more time spent on the tower, less waiting in line, less pushing around."

    Update 2011: The Eiffel Tower website now offers the option of buying tickets online. The online tickets are for the elevators only, not for the stairs. You have to buy the tickets at least one day in advance. First you decide which elevator you want to take (to the second floor or to the top) and how many people are in your party. Then you choose a time (“subject to availability”), fill in your contact information and pay with your credit card. Then you either print out your e-ticket or transfer it to your cell phone, provided you have a cell phone that can display bar codes.

    I haven’t tried this yet for the Eiffel Tower, but the procedure sounds very much like the way I routinely order e-tickets for rail travel or for opera performances. The instructions for this are available on the Eiffel Tower website in nine languages, including Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.

    When you have bought an e-ticket, they say you should please “make sure that you turn up at the time you booked. If you’re late, you may not be allowed in." (Same as at the opera.)

    Second photo: Boats on the Seine near the tower.

    Third photo: Lying on the grass looking up at the tower.

    Location and photo of the Eiffel Tower on monumentum.fr.

    Directions: Vélib' 7025
    Métro Bir Hakeim, Trocadéro
    GPS 48°51'29.60" North; 2°17'40.02" East

    Phone: +33 (0) 1 44 11 23 23

    Website: http://www.eiffel-tower.com/preparing-your-visit/buying-your-tickets.html

    1. The Seine and the Eiffel Tower 2. Boats on the Seine near the tower 3. Lying on the grass looking up at the tower

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    Eiffel tower - A total must-see, no matter what

    by fairy_dust Written Dec 20, 2013

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    Since I could only spend a day in Paris, I knew I wouldn't be able to see much, but I thought to myself - "what is the one thing I have to see in Paris no matter what?" The Eiffel tower, of course! Everyone knows about it and even if it's the biggest tourist trap in the world, a trip to Paris is not complete without it.

    I took the metro to get there. While walking towards the tower, a street artist started calling out to me, saying he wanted to draw a picture of me. I ignored him, since I knew I'd have to pay, plus I was wearing a short dress so he probably wanted to pick up. Though I didn't take the elevator up to the top, I walked under the tower. There is also an antique carousel nearby, adding some old-fashioned charm to the area.

    Address: Trocadero

    Directions: Nearest metro stations - Champ de Mars or Bir Hakeim

    From afar Getting close The base of the tower

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    magnificient...

    by batchyk Written Dec 11, 2013

    i was there last year of May and it really touched my heart. I didn't dare to go up but i cannoy described the feeling i felt while standing below the tower silently viewing the details of the structure. I went there on broad daylight and after a day, i went back to feel the evening view of te tower. I felt the romantic atmosphere around that time (though alone =)) and came to realize why Paris is known for lovers. I may be hating myself for not trying to step on top of the tower but i have this feeling that i may going back and feel again the romantic view around especially while on top of it... cross my fingers...

    so those of you who still plan to see the most known tower, do not pass the chance to go up. When i was there at night, i can tell the beauty of the city and the unexplanable feeling from the heart and how much more if on top of this spectacular tower. Don't miss it!

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    PARIS AND THE SYNONYM, EIFFEL

    by Orkaena Updated Aug 16, 2013

    There are just a handful of cities in the world represented so strongly by an icon as Paris and the Eiffel Tower, and perhaps I am exaggerating with "handful", probably it is less even.
    But, here it is, the Tower, a formidable work of art in every senses, engineering, technique, aesthetics, design, scale, omnipresence, and your mouth wide open with your neck almost broken trying to get the pinnacle with your eyes.

    We've wandered around the tower for a while, several days, every days, admiring her breathtaking presence, feeling her massif elegance even when she is not at sight.
    As if she were the woman that you loves you know that the Eiffel Tower IS there because you can feel her even with your eyes closed.

    The first impression provoked by this marvel is unique, unforgettable, doesn't matter how many pictures you've seen before or how many reviews you've read, or how much you know about the singular history of the construction, the reality is a burst of adrenaline blowing up your mind and your heart.

    What can I say? Nothing to add. I am boring you.

    Address: Trocadero

    La Tour Eiffel View from The Alexandre III bridge A classic Manuel
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    The quintessential symbol of Paris

    by xoxoxenophile Updated Aug 15, 2013

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    You're in Paris. Whether you want to see the Eiffel Tower or not, you will see it.

    If you want a nice view of it, see it from the Trocadero. (I would suggest doing this once at night, and once during the day.) For those who don't know (as I didn't), the Trocadero is this sort of park area, with a large sort of balcony with great views of the Eiffel Tower, fountains in front, some sculptures around, and (when we were there in May) some very pretty flowering trees. Just get off the Paris metro at the stop called "Trocadero." Easy enough, right? After dark on the hours (at least at 10pm and 11pm), the Eiffel tower will sort of glitter, which is definitely a cool thing to see. There are two carousels nearby (we rode for about 3 euros) and crepes stands, as well as countless men selling mini Eiffel Towers and keychains of this Parisian symbol. Be sure to barter with them if you want them--you can get the keychains for dirt cheap (I believe I got 5 for 1 euro), but the larger the mini Eiffel Tower, the more expensive it will be. Either way you can haggle with them, and if you give them a larger bill they may claim they can't make change, and you will have to barter for more Eiffel Towers rather than getting your change back. This is pretty fun (a lot of people in our group really enjoyed haggling over the Eiffel Towers), and most of the people selling them are friendly, if a little pushy. If other people come up to you and ask if you speak English (often with a clipboard), simply shake your head no, as they are looking for money. There are also some nice flowers in gardens on the opposite side of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero, which are definitely worth strolling through.

    As far as going to the top of the Eiffel Tower... The line is always LONG, and slightly shorter if you get there in the morning, as we did. There's also less of a line (and it's less expensive) if you want to walk up the Tower, but that definitely wasn't my cup of tea. They take you to the first level in an elevator, where you can get out and look around (and there is a gift shop and restaurant on that floor, but the souvenirs here are much more expensive than the ones from the hawkers below). Then you take a second elevator to the upper level, and a few stairs to the very top. The views of Paris are definitely worth it, even if you have a fear of heights, and something that shouldn't be missed while in Paris. You can see the Seine and some beautiful classic Parisian buildings, and on a clear day you can even make out Notre Dame in the distance.

    Obviously if you're in Paris, you're going to see it. But if you want some nice views of it, try the Trocadero (at night or in the day), or if you want some nice views of Paris--and to say you've been to the top of the Eiffel Tower--go ahead and give it a try!

    Address: Trocadero

    Directions: You can't miss it!!!

    Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero Eiffel Tower from below, while waiting in line View of Paris from the Eiffel Tower Real & Souvenir Eiffel Towers, from the Trocadero Eiffel Tower and Rose from garden below
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    DEATH AT THE TOWER !

    by DAO Updated Aug 9, 2013

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    WHAT THE TOURIST AUTHORITIES DO NOT WANT YOU TO READ !

    Just to put it into perspective, you can find this quote all over the internet – “The Société de la Tour Eiffel has indicated that there have been only 349 successful suicides from the tower.” Wow. What a success. I don’t think so. This structure has been plagued by death since before it was fully built! They try and tell you no one died during the construction – false. No one fell off of it. They died on the ground.

    So only a few hundred have died at the tower. Most of these are suicides, but there have been others.

    An Austrian tailor named Franz Reichellept jumped from the first deck in 1912 to test a tent-like parachute coat he had invented. He should have tried it first at a lower height. The impact area was a meter deep. Verdict: failure.

    The first suicide was reportedly a printer's mechanic (what?) who hanged himself from the north pillar in 1891. He left his clothes to Mr. Eiffel himself. Mad as a hatter.

    In May 1995 a Norwegian parachutist died after jumping from the second floor when his chute snagged on the tower’s superstructure. Fortunately (according to the BBC) “A spokeswoman for SNTE, the company that runs the tower, said security measures meant very few parachutists or hang-gliders managed to launch themselves from the monument,” 400 dead and not many get through? Not numbers to be proud of. Then, a bit later, they caught 2 more Norwegians with equipment trying to do the same thing! They should have let them go to see if history repeated itself

    THE EIFFEL TOWER – DEADLY!!

    Directions: You can't miss it!!!

    Website: http://www.answers.com/Eiffel%20Tower

    DEADLY ! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
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    Yet another predictable tip on the pointy thing...

    by sourbugger Updated May 17, 2013

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    I always said that I would not write a tip along the lines of "When in Paris visit that big pointy thing". Still, here goes. As the most visited monument in the world, the tower has recieved over 200 million visitors in it's history.

    It was for a while the tallest building in the world, and it nearly finished it's life ignobally (is that a word ?) in 1909 when many Parisens thought of it as no more than an ugly metal structure littering their beautiful skyline. It was only saved by being a rather obvious place to site radio and TV masts - a service it performs to this day.

    It has recover in public affection since then, and has become a very stong symbol of Paris, and indeed France itself.

    Unless you pick an unusual time (either early or late) the experience is somewhat marred by the long lines of tourists waiting to go up (you can now get on line tickets - 14.5 euro all the way to the top) and the multitude of beggers and hawkers selling complete crap.

    You can however cut down your waiting time (if you havn't pre booked, and even - this is france - if you have) nand feel a little virtuous by climbing the first two sections by the stairs. At 5 euro this is one of the true bargains of Paris.
    From there you can pay about 6 euro for the final lift to the third floor.

    One other thing, i've heard it said that on very busy days they put out a sign at the bottom saying that the lift to very top is not working - this is a blatent lie, intended to cut queue sizes.
    They will not sell you a ticket on the ground, but just get a ticket for the 2nd level, and then purchase another ticket to make it to third !

    Address: Trocadero

    Directions: You can't miss it!!!

    big pointy thing in Paris - i forget the name

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    La Tour Eiffel

    by goodfish Updated Apr 2, 2013

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    I am probably the only person alive who had no desire to scale the Eiffel. The crush of humanity put me right off so I chose it as a grace note for photos and saved a few euros besides. Fortunately, thousands are willing to queue up for that bird's-eye view of Paris or it likely would not be here today. Built in 1887-1889 for Exposition Universelle, a 100-year observance of the French Revolution, it was to be torn down 20 years after the expo and its 9441 tons of iron sold for scrap. But the thing turned out to be such an enormous tourist attraction that the clever French decided THAT would be just silly, wouldn't it?

    It is, of course, named after its architect, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, to whom we Yanks owe the internal framework of our own Statue of Liberty: thank you, France! It was also not initially loved by some Parisians who felt that it marred the view of skies so lovely they inspired the song, "Sous Le Ciel De Paris." There is an oft-repeated story of a famous novelist who hated the thing so much that he had his lunch in one of the tower's cafes every day so he didn't have to look at it! Love, hate or simply tolerate it, they've gotten used to the thing over 120 years or so. The fortune collected in ticket fees hasn't hurt either.

    Although you will catch a glimpse of it from points all around Paris, two favorite viewing spots are from the large green park to the east, Parc du Champ de Mars, and from across the Seine at the Trocadéro. Champs du Mars is a great place to take an evening picnic as it's one of the few green areas without pesky "Pelouse interdite" signs: "Keep off the grass." You will see lots of people spread out on the lawn for a nosh, a snooze or a bit of canoodling with their sweethearts. For evening viewing, the Trocadéro was our favorite for easy access from the nearby metro station (Trocadero) and impressive setting above a reflecting pool.

    As prices and details can change, it's best to visit the website for everything you need to know. This is also where you can order time-specific tickets for either the elevator to the 1st and 2nd level viewing platforms or all the way to the third. This allows you to skip the ticket line and get into the shorter pass-holder queue. A budget ticket also exists for climbing the stairs to the 1st/2nd platforms but that one isn't available in advance. You may also pre-book a tour.

    http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/?lang=en

    Be aware: the Eiffel is NOT included in the Paris Museum Pass or any other that I know of. You will also encounter a lot of hawkers who will do their best to sell you cheap tchotchkes; just ignore them and keep walking. If pursued, a firm "Non!" will do the trick. Access to the tower can be abruptly shut down due to adverse weather conditions and security incidents. The tower's special "sparkling" light effect occurs in the evening for 5 minutes every hour on the hour until 1:00 AM so plan accordingly.

    Address: Tour Eiffel Champ de Mars 75007

    Website: http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/?lang=en

    From the Trocad��ro From Parc du Champ de Mars Near Champ de Mars From Arc de Triomphe From a tower of Notre Dame
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    My heart go´s bum bum bum...

    by lara1962 Written Mar 21, 2013

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    This was my third visit in Paris. But I´ve never been on the top of the Eiffel Tower.
    We decided to take the elevators. The first elevator ends at the 2. floor. The second elevator took us on the top in 300 m. The ride up to the top was so strange. I don´t know how to descripe it. I was the last visitor who entered an elevator so I stood next to the window. And there was nothing between me and the abyss except this window. I felt so bad while the elevator was on his way to the top.

    Address: Trocadero

    Directions: You can't miss it!!!

    Paris at night La Seine
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    Go up the Eiffel Tower

    by GentleSpirit Updated Mar 16, 2013

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    There is no structure that is as immediately identifiable with its city as the Eiffel Tower is with Paris.
    We have all seen it a million times and despite knowing that there will be lots of others wanting to do exactly the same thing we go ahead with it anyway.

    The Eiffel Tower was built as the entry for the 1889 World's Fair, which would celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. Somehow this temporary structure was never demolished as originally planned. It is visible from almost everywhere in Paris. At 320 meters, it is the tallest structure in Paris. Interestingly, it is the #1 paid monument in the world.

    When visiting the Eiffel Tower, most people will find that a lot of the best pictures are from the platform by the museums at Trocadero. Just walk on down and you will see the crowd waiting to go up. There are several options;

    1st and Second Floors- you can go by elevator or take the stairs. There are restaurants on each of these floors.

    To the top- you can only take the elevator. There are stairs but they are not accessible to the public.

    Hours
    15 June- 1 September- 9am to midnight
    the rest of the year- 930 am to 11 pm
    ** you will want to come as early as possible to avoid long lines. I went on a Sunday in the late afternoon (hoping to see the sunset from the tower) and the line took about an hour and a half until you were inside the elevators.

    Prices
    To 2nd floor- 8.50 euro
    To the Top- 14 euro
    Stairs to 2nd floor- 5 euro

    I personally went up to the top. I'm not sure that the trip all the way to the top was worth it, the view was excellent from the 2nd level. I suppose if i go to the Tower again I'll try the stairs, just to see how it is (300 steps to each floor, total 600 to the 2nd level.) I would have loved to eat at the restaurants- I remember the one on the second floor was a bit more pricey. The view would be super from either of them.

    some thoughts;
    -was it worth waiting in line to go up the Eiffel Tower? The line moved pretty quick when I was there. Other than some people trying to cut in line it was not a problem as long as you are prepared to wait at least an hour. So, yes, it was worth it.
    - would you do it again? Probably not. I would love to eat the restaurants. Go to the top, probably not.
    - Going up the stairs might be a fun challenge for those who are capable.

    Address: Trocadero

    Directions: You can't miss it!!!

    Website: http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/

    Gustave Eiffel View from Trocadero Eiffel Tower after dark You won't be alone waiting
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    Tour Eiffel - Bad and good years.

    by breughel Updated Mar 12, 2013

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    On the MAG forum I read a number of comments, critics, on the 1000 and more often redundant tips about the Tour Eiffel so that I felt somewhat guilty having written this tip. I only hope that my review is a bit different from the others.

    When I came out of the Musée de la Marine at the Trocadero I faced what is for sure the best view on the Eiffel Tower.
    As on the day before I had visited the Invalides Army museum and the WW II department with documents of the German occupation, I realised that it was from that Trocadero Esplanade at the exact place where tourists are now viewing the Tour Eiffel that on Sunday June 23, 1940 around 8 am, Adolf Hitler was standing to view the Tour Eiffel and the occupied Paris as shown by that famous photo at the Army museum (photo 2). He would never come back to Paris.

    These 4 years were the worst for France and the Tour Eiffel.
    They ended with the liberation of Paris by the French 2e Division Blindée under command of general Leclerc on August 25, 1944 and the famous discourse of General De Gaulle:
    "Paris outragé ! Paris brisé ! Paris martyrisé ! mais Paris libéré !"

    There was fierce fighting at the Champ de Mars when a platoon of Spahis from the 2e DB attacked the Ecole Militaire where 250 Germans resisted during 4 hours against the French troops.
    At 12.30 h on August 25, 1944 the French flag was put again on the top of the Tour Eiffel by 6 Sapeurs-Pompiers from the fire brigade of Paris. It took them 25 minutes to climb the 1665 steps under the fire of the German soldiers.

    The good years for tourism at the tour Eiffel were back (the Tour Eiffel was closed from 1940 till 1945) with more than 7 millions entries in 2012! 250 millions visitors since its construction in 1889.
    I read in the French press that the access to the Tour Eiffel will be improved in order to reduce the queuing. I have been more than a dozen times on the Champ de Mars and each time the queues discouraged me. Now I like to stand at the bottom of the tower and look up to the biggest "Mecano" structure in the world.

    It is also the intention to have visitors spend more money once in the tower by offering more catering possibilities. Somebody at the management realised that the prices of the upper restaurant are not for budget travellers! Lunch at the Jules Verne restaurant is at 85 € and dinner at 200 €. Bon appétit!

    The Eiffel Tower (located on the Champ de Mars and not the Trocadero as mentionned in the title from VT) is open every day ( From 9 a.m. to midnight from 15 June to 1 September, and from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the rest of the year.
    The prices vary between 5,00 € (stairs to 2nd floor), lift to 2nd floor (8,50 €) or lift to top at 14,50 €.
    Buying tickets (only those with lift included) is possible on line at http:// ticket.toureiffel.fr on a chosen day and time (subject to availability).
    With the printed electronic ticket or saved on your mobile ‘phone you can go straight to the queue for people with tickets.

    Address: Champ de Mars

    Directions: You can't miss it!!!

    Tour Eiffel from the Trocadero Hitler at the Tour Eiffel 1940 French flag is back. Reconstitution 2004 Best views are from Trocadero esplanade.
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    Eiffle Tower

    by al_mary Updated Mar 7, 2013

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    It was built for the Universal Exhibition
    in celebration of the French Revolution's
    centenary.

    The Eiffle Tower hoisting the flag to the top,
    was inaugurated March 3, 1889.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    The number of steps if you want to walk up:
    1665 steps for sportive visitors ......

    There are two levels, one outdoors and the other indoors for you to
    explore and discover Paris by day or by night.

    Address: You Can't Miss It

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    Eiffel Tower

    by black_mimi99 Updated Jan 16, 2013

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    Almost everybody know about Eiffel tower in Paris! so Am I, but now I see in real and its amazing wrought iron construction!

    The Eiffel Tower was started in 1887 and was finished in 1889.It was a early example of wrought-iron construction in a gigantic scale. There are three sections on the Eiffel Tower; on the first level there is a restaurant, many people visit the second level, and last the third level has a beautiful view of France.

    I more prefer to visit Eiffel Tower at night, because the glittering of this landmark really beautiful, and make me silence and just can say "wow...".

    Address: Trocadero

    Website: http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/

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    La Tour Eiffel

    by zadunajska8 Written Jan 12, 2013

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    It's unmistakable. You know it's Paris when you see the Eiffel Tower.

    It is a must see when you first visit the city, but unfortunately it is also a beacon to welcome 250 million other visitors every year too and so expect crowds and queues.

    The tower was only intended as a temporary structure for about 20 years when it was built by Gustave Eiffel for the Exposition Universelle in 1889 (it took just 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to build) and was not universally welcomed during it's construction. There is a page about the protests against the Eiffel Tower on the official website. The tower did however survive the controversy and in fact has now become much loved in Paris and around France and the world.

    The views across Paris on a fine and clear day are fantastic, my favourite being those towards the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre. Possibly the views are actually better from the 2nd Floor than from the top. But do beware, even on a hot day in August on the ground it was chilly up on the tower (all floors) so be prepared to take something you can throw on quickly if you are cold. You don't want to spend all that time waiting to go up and then find that you are too cold to enjoy the experience once you are there.

    The ground area around the tower is less of a delight I'm afraid. There is obviously some effort in making the area look pleasant but it is very busy with both people and traffic and attracts all the wrong sorts of people as well as the tourists, so keep your wits about you and your valuables safe and secure.

    The numerous sellers of drinks and snacks are amazingly bad value and some will try to charge up to €5 for a bottle of mineral water, so take your own instead.

    Then there is the queues. I hate long queues, but here you just can't avoid them entirely. To minimise the pain I'd strongly suggest booking tickets in advance on the official website and don't forget to print your ticket (preferbaly on a laser printer for clarity) before you leave home as you will need to scan them to get in. Buying tickets in advance means that you join a different queue to most people. You should queue at the Pilier Nord foot of the Tower if you have pre-booked, where you will see the seperate entrance for wise people thinking in advance. Look for the signs "Visiteurs avec Reservation " . The other thing to do is to pre-book for first thing in the morning before it gets really busy (it will still be busy on the ground, but not so busy!) as this means that when you head up the tower you will be in the first batch of people and so will have to contend with a lot less people than later in the day. In fact, for the first 10 to 15 minutes if you seperate out from the rest of the people in your lift then you will have a small part of the tower very much to yourself.

    There are many different ways to get to the Eiffel Tower but I'd strongly recommend using the RER line C station at Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel and just follow the signs to the tower (once out of the station it's actually very hard to not see which way to go!). It's the quickest and simplest way to get from any station to the destination.

    Address: Trocadero

    Directions: Google Map

    Website: http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/

    La Tour Eiffel View to Trocadero from La Tour Eiffel La Tour Eiffel La Tour Eiffel La Tour Eiffel
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    May 16, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    The next time I go, I'll remember to bring running shoes instead of dress shoes:)

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    Dec 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    The walk up to the second level was not all that bad - don't rush it, just keep going. Once you get to the 2nd level there is barely a line to catch elevator to top! and quite the bargain $$