on January 28, 2007
Accordion music, fountains, and a cheery greeting of “Bonjour” from the hotel staff and you have to be in Paris! Or do you?! Well, you could also be in the Paris Hotel Las Vegas and, of course, you can’t have Paris without having the Eiffel Tower.The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas is not quite as tall as the original—in fact, it is exactly half the size—but it has been reproduced with a superb eye for detail. An elevator whisks you to the observation deck, 460 feet above the Strip. The lift attendant was extremely friendly and informative. I can’t remember exactly how much he told us it cost to build the tower but it was in the millions of dollars range. However he also told us that they had recouped all the building costs within about 6 months of opening.The views across Las Vegas are fantastic, taking in a 360 degree panorama that includes the Strip, the city, and the mountains in the distance. In the evening it also allows wonderful views across to the Bellagio fountain display.The observation deck is quite small (holding about 30 to 40 people at a time) so you may have to queue to get in and, needless to say, it is not for those at all nervous of heights.
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