As one of the most visited cities in the world Paris is renowned for many of it’s famous sites including the Arc de Triomphe, River Seine, and the Louvre Museum to name a few. But if you were asked to name a well-known Parisian landmark off the top of your head you would most likely pluck for the most famous one of all – the Eiffel Tower.
And it was on a glorious day in the French capital that we headed off for what would be a very memorable experience at a landmark that attracts tourists from all over the world. Indeed on our visit, a guided tour which we booked through an experience website, we were joined by visitors from numerous countries including Australia, USA, and the UK.
First things first
Having all gathered at our initial meeting point by the River Seine it was time to make the walk the tower with a rather detailed talk from our tour guide, who in our case hailed from South America but delivered the talk in fluent English.
Now to pass security
We arrived at the tower site for the first of two security checks, which we passed without any issues at all. Once cleared that is it, the tower is getting closer and we would soon be making our way up Paris’ most famous landmark. Then after a bit a queuing and the second security check that was it – time to go up the Eiffel Tower.
Up we go
We walked up the many stairs inside the tower, eventually making it to the first of three viewing levels where we would take in some of the breathtaking views of Paris, and believe me they are spectacular. With so many great views to take in I just had to take some photos from every angle possible (too many to showcase here).
Then it was up more stairs to the second viewing level, and with it more spectacular views of the French capital, only from much higher of course. In addition to taking in all the amazing views there’s also the opportunity to learn more about the tower, its history, as well as finding out about the many imitations of the Eiffel Tower from all over the world including a couple that I’ve been up; the tower at the Paris resort in Las Vegas, and Blackpool Tower in England.
Finally it was time to make our way up the top of the tower, well not quite the top – we’d probably end up falling off. Anyway a short elevator ride was all that was between us and the highest viewing point of the tower, and when we got to the top it was time to take in yet more amazing views of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower experience is one that will stay with me for many years to come, and not surprising I so want to go up again, and hopefully I will do in the future.