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“Amazing to see and experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
5 avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
+33 892 70 12 39
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Ranked #6 of 637 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Ice skating, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Completed in 1889, this colossal landmark, although initially hated by many Parisians, is now a famous symbol of French civic pride.
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“Amazing to see and experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Because we were in Paris in October, the lines for the elevator to the top floor were quite manageable. This is a phenomenal engineering feat to behold, especially on the elevator trip up to the top.

Go to the Eiffel Tower near sunset; when you come down from the top, the entire building will be lit up and that's a wonderful bonus to your visit.

Going to the top of the Eiffel Tower is an absolute must-do activity when you visit Paris. But bring your patience if you travel there in the spring or summer. I've been told that the line for the elevator can result in two hours or more of waiting time. Well worth it, though.

Visited October 2012
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“Never fails to impress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had previously been up to the second & third stages, and had been fortunate enough to be there as day day transitioned to night.

On our recent visit we were content to just get up close and personal at ground level, and be reminded of just how enormous it is. And how beautiful tons of steel can look.

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“Crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Get there early if you want to go to the tops big queues for the lifts but you can take the stairs to the second platform. Food prices are reasonable which was surprising, currently being refurbished so not as impressive as on previous visits

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“QUEUES-EIFEL”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I loved the experience. I abated the lines, I hated the energy to ' see' the views. Of course the views were great - but you know- this is a metal tower- not part of Paris. and so- I felt disappointed that the Place Pigalle was being shadowed by a metal tower. did I enjoy it? Yes- but wondered...

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“Great views, beautiful at night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Queues were massive so we chose to take the stairs to the second level rather than wait for tickets to get the lft to the top. Worth purchasing tickes in advance if you've a burning desire to go all the way up.

We returned in the evening later in the week, and it was great seeing the tower lit up. Just sand back, wait, and watch for it to sparkle!

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