La Tour Eiffel, also known as The Eiffel tower, was on our “must visit” list for our trip to Paris. Our plan was to visit the Eiffel tower late in the afternoon so we could see the sun set from the tower. It was our first time visiting the Eiffel tower and ascending to the top. Both of us had seen the tower before but we never climbed it.
During the climb, you get to see the huge massive beams of steel and you receive information about the tower. The view that you will have of Paris is just amazing.
When visiting the tower you have two options for “climbing to the top” (not literally climb it please) . The first option is the elevator which goes to the first, second and top floor. The evelator is the most expensive option. The other option is to go via the stairs and elevator where you climb up the stairs to the second floor (116m) and ascend to the top via the elevator. If you don’t mind making a climb to the top and if you have a good condition, we would recommend this option. It wil save you roughly €6 each and gives you this euphoric feeling when you reach the second floor.
Our biggest tip for everyone planning their trip to Paris is to don’t buy your tickets at any website in advance except for the toureiffel.paris website or at the venue. We bought our tickets at the Eiffel tower and doing so saved us €60! There is only a risk that it might be busy when you’re visiting which means that you have to wait for a while to get your tickets at the venue.
When you’re at the second floor you can (with a ticket) take the elevator to the top floor (276m). We queued up and after about 30 minutes we entered the elevator and went to the top. The view was breathtaking.. just fenominal.
We would highly recommend everyone to not just see the Eiffel tower, but also to experience it! .