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“Bring your patience & dramamine! Unexpectedly long wait...”
Review of Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Ranked #10 of 2,252 things to do in Paris
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Buy tickets ahead if you can, we didn't- elevator line to 2nd floor mid-day had hour-long wait followed by full tower evacuation for a suspicious package for another hour wait. Beautiful views on 2nd floor already mentioned by other readers. To avoid long elevator lines exiting 2nd floor, made the BIG mistake of taking stairs down which ordinarily would be fine on a solid structure but this is OPEN AIR- leg-shakingly queazy. Yes we knew that, but if you add fatigue, heat and Parisian humidity, and an open-air staircase of 20 flights down from 2nd floor to ground, YIKES, you might turn vert- that is, green! Bring your patience & Dramamine and watch out for pick-pockets- a good police presence but many thieves are in the area too. You have to go of course, but it's not as easy as you might hope.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Beat the queue and pay less by climbing the stairs to the 2eme floor. It was so much fun -- lots of work in the heat -- but a great memory. Just don't forget to take a long water!

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Our most recent (of many) visits was on the evening of July 14, 2013 -- in other words, the night of Bastille Day. And around 11 p.m., the whole area was lit up with some of the most spectacular fireworks we have ever seen. I'm pretty sure that the city would do this every year on July 14, so if you're in Paris on the national holiday, be sure to see the fireworks at the Tower.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The world's most famous building. 1 hour queues. I slowly get used to at the Paris. A quick elevator. If you feel like you can go on foot! Many people are. The space is tight. We create the required image. Then escape ... The next few days have prepared a lot of pictures! Nicer to look at from a distance! Evening lit. Or during cruise. The Montparnasse tower. Therefore it the symbol of Paris.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

A must do, if you haven't already done it!

We wanted to go all the way to the top, as we'd never managed it before (due to wind/weather closures, etc). We aimed to make it to the top for sunset, and only just missed out...lesson learned, so always book in advance and you will walk straight onto a lift!

No view compares to this special one

Thank MrVilliers
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