The Eiffel Tower is one of Paris’ most quintessential landmarks. If the Notre Dame is a symbol of ancient Paris, then the Eiffel Tower is the symbol of modern Paris. The tower was originally built as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, making it an important cultural symbol of France. From atop the wrought iron tower lookout, visitors get an astounding panoramic view of the Paris cityscape.
Grand, magnificent, beautiful, beautiful. After more than 100 years of French landmarks, it is worth visiting!
Location: Exit: Metro #6 & 9 "Trucadero" or Metro #6 "Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel". Personally I prefer "Trucadero" exit because of better view. Almost the same walking distance from the metro station. About 5-10 minutes walk.Admission: Just checking out the Eiffel Tower is FREE. However, if you want to get up to the Eiffel Tower, there will be a fee. Usually a line to go up there. Be prepared to wait.....You can't come to Paris without checking out Eiffel Tower! Come during the day and also come at night. After dark, every hour, there will be a few minutes of bling bling moment on Eiffel Tower. It's amazing!!! On sunny day, bring your picnic and enjoy your day on the lawn. Just have quiet moment and enjoy the beauty of this city.
It is one of Paris's iconic landmarks and obviously one that attracts loads of visitors. Once there, stand beneath the tower for a while and experience its magnitude. I was surprised to learn that this wrought iron giant lady took just two years to be built as the entrance for the 1889 World Fair. Standing at 324 metres tall, it is the highest structure in Paris and was the highest man-made construction in the world for 41 years. It offers amazing city views from atop its three platforms but do expect to have to queue at the lifts to climb from the second to the third platform. I opted for lunch at Le Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower, another wonderful experience.
To the 19th Century French, the Eiffel Tower's status as the enduring symbol of their magnificent capitol is a bit like having the London Eye represent that city or having Las Vegas represent the United States. It was a newfangled eyesore to them. That might be appropriate after all. Paris is not only an ancient city or a medieval city. It's a thoroughly modern city as well. The Eiffel Tower is a remnant of a time when France was at the forefront of technological innovation--when elements were discovered by Frenchmen and French aviators tried in vain to beat the Wright Brothers to perfecting the airplane. The Eiffel Tower offers the most spectacular view in town and maybe in Europe (yet its 50 years older than most of New York's skyscrapers). The Eiffel Tower is worth the visit.
When I think of Paris, I picture the Eiffel Tower in my head. I've been lucky enough to visit Paris twice and each time I've been drawn to visit this iconic landmark. The first time I went, I did the touristy things. Took the elevator up and enjoyed the view from the top. And what a view it is. Priceless. The second time I went, I packed a picnic lunch. We ate at the shadow of the tower and just had a great time people watching. After lunch, we headed to the tower. This time we took the stairs as far as it was going to take us. I believe it's only up to level 2 lol. We took the elevator the rest of the way up. But climbing those 700 steps was so much fun. At night they light up the tower and you can see it from afar. It's only steel, but it is Beautiful!!
It's the Eiffel Tower, probably one of, if not the most well known monument in all of France. It is an architectural marvel that is absolutely worth seeing, but there is not much else to see. I would say it is a bit of a waste to go up it (not worth the time or money unless you've never been up a tall building). One fun thing to do - grab a bottle of wine and cheese from a nearby market vendor and enjoy the leisurely French culture with a picnic basket and blanket nearby on the grass. Very fun, very French.
Visible from most parts of the city and etched on the imaginations of people worldwide, the Eiffel Tower is Paris' defining symbol. Gustave Eiffel originally constructed this exquisite art nouveau temple as a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World Fair. To much popularity and affection amongst Parisians, the tower was assured permanent residence and has held its lofty position ever since. At two years, two months and five days in the making, the tower soars at 320m and offers sublime views. Double-decker lifts slide up and down its fascade making stops on three levels. For refreshments, hop off at 58 Tour Eiffel, Le Jules Verne or Bar à Champagne. Prebook tickets online to avoid long ticket queues.
If you really want to go up the Eiffel Tower, buy your tickets online in advance. But if you have no tickets in hand, I urge you to try this magical alternative instead: Another nighttime adventure that is certain to take your breath away with a typical daytime Parisian activity thrown in.First, purchase a dinner picnic at one of Paris’ many outdoor farmers’ markets (see market post to come). Get some French cheese, sliced ham, fresh baguette, olives, ripe fruit, etc. Then add to your edible treasures a bottle of chilled Champagne. Finally, take your picnic out to the Champs de Mars, but don’t be in a rush. In summer, it’s best to arrive after 10pm, maybe after your concert at St. Chapelle.
After a €14 hour long cruise on the river Le Seine to see the city, we walked under the Eiffel Tower. The tower is constructed over a street and cars drive underneath of it. There were people everywhere taking photos. It looked like a music festival with the amount of people around. The 324 meter tall Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889 as the entrance arc to the World’s Fair. It must have been quite a statement! It was built so that it could be taken down again, which was the original plan at the time. However, it became an icon and remained. Once again, in 1925, it was considered to take the tower down. Just imagine…a Paris-less Eiffel tower…. Today it’s image is the identity of the city.
Absolutely was in awe of the structure. The view at the very top was amazing & a view I'll never forget. to see Paris at such a spectacular view was amazing. Also found it entertaining to see how far away Auckland was from the structure. The food on the lower level tasted amazing especially the chocolate cake. On the ground I was a little freaked out by all of the people selling random gifts so stuck very close to my group. There were a lot of people but it was worth the wait most definitely.Visiting the Eiffel tower at night is another must do for traveller's too.