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Tokushima Prefecture, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
August 28, 2012
by Lisa MacDonald
Cambridge, United Kingdom
January 6, 2002
Seasoned travellers may turn up their noses at the thought of going up the Eiffel Tower, but if you’ve come all the way to Paris to do all the touristy things anyway, why not see it while you’re here? It’s a long and annoying queue to get to the lifts of the tower. It can get very cold and windy in winter months, and countless vendors trying to sell you something cheap and tacky will approach you non-stop while you’re waiting. The queue doesn’t move very quickly as there are limits to how many people they can put in the lifts at one time. Bundle up, take a book, and be prepared to wait a while unless you’re one of those people who’d rather take the stairs - not surprisingly, the queue for the stairs is significantly shorter.
So is it all worth the wait? Yes and no. It’s a glorious view from even the first level of the tower (and prices vary depending on how high up the tower you want to go) and a great picture taking opportunity. It can also get a bit boring fairly quickly, which is slightly disappointing after such a long wait. Once you’ve oohed and ahhed over the view and snapped a few pictures (and have taken a picture for other couples who want to be in a shot together for once), there’s nothing left to do than to go back down again. On the other hand, it’s the definitive tourist thing to do while in Paris, so maybe it’s worth it just for the experience alone.
From journal A New Year's Holiday in Paris
May 18, 2003
Rates are up to €10-20 for an elevator ride to the top.Metro stop Bir Hakeim; RER Champ de Mars; bus 42, 69, 72, 82, 87
From journal CDG
December 30, 2010
From journal Honeymoon backpacking in Europe
April 8, 2004
From journal Bienvennue a la fiesta
Nottingham, United Kingdom
July 24, 2002
From journal Making the Most of Paris
Salt Lake City, Utah
February 2, 2002
From journal Paris
Victoria, British Columbia
February 22, 2001
The first time we went to see it, we just went to look. My boyfriend didn't have his camera and wanted to wait until he had it to go up. We waited until dusk when they lit up the tower and it sparkled and glowed. It lights up at 10 to the hour from sunset until 1am, if you want to plan around that.
We came back evening to go up. We waited in line for quite a while for tickets as it was really busy. I chose to go to the second level as I'm not keen on heights and my boyfriend chose to go to the third. The rates for the tickets are:
First Level-24 Francs
Second Level-45 Francs
Third Level-65 Francs
Stairs to the Second Floor-20 Francs
Later, when he returned meet me on the second level he said he perferred the view from there - the top was so high, it was hard to see anything.
The view was incredible and the sun was just starting to set. Even though we were among thousands of tourists, it felt very romantic.
On the first floor there is a Post Office where your letters will be stamped with the Eiffel Tower postmark. There are restaurants on the first and second levels and food booths on the ground.
From journal Paris-the City of Romance
by two cruisers
March 7, 2012
From journal Three Friends Tour Paris
Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
September 30, 2011
From journal My Paris Top Five