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“what an awful sight !!!”
Review of Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Ranked #9 of 2,003 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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 August 18, 2015

A rusty metal cage thing,that is awful close up,takes 45 minutes to get up there in the lift,as non disabled people were in the queue,and push and shove.Once up there the view is beautiful,but the "gift shop",is a complete rip off as is the refreshment stall.Been seen it.....wont go again.

4  Thank mummy0f6
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

We bought our tickets before our visit and only had to wait about 30 minutes before going up. The lines were pretty long that day (over two hour wait). Pay for the full ticket so you can go all the way to the top. Don't be cheap. When will you ever visit Paris again? Imo, the views from the second level are the best, but the top will take your breathe away. Try to time you visit an hour or so before sunset. That way you get to see the sun going down, and then the hourly light show that makes the tower sparkle on the hour, every hour after the sun sets. Btw, they have now completed the glass floor, and all the building scaffolding has been removed. A much better view of the tower without all that stuff in the way.

1  Thank The_Groom
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

We opted to walk up and were able to get through the line for tickets that much quicker. It is a nice walk and good for vantage points for pictures.
The line to get to the top was over four hours long, though, so we opted not to do this.
Get there early!!

1  Thank Jake S
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Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The rumors are true: it is a giant tower. Beautiful and very cool to see in person! Obviously a must see. (lines are long... So be prepared)

1  Thank Samantha M
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

The whole place was packed as you would expect for a Saturday afternoon in August so we joined one of the queues awaiting to go up the tower. After a while we realised that we were in the queue for the lift and it was hardly moving so we dispatched one of our sons to see if any of the other queues were moving any better. It turned out that the south pier is for stairs only and the queue was moving much quicker so we went and joined that. There were signs by each leg to say if they were lift or stairs but these weren't readily apparent with so many people around so better information on site wouldn't go amiss. I was impressed though with the price charged of 5 Euros for an adult and 4 for a youth to go up to level 2 which I thought was good value for a major tourist attraction. From level 2 it is an elevator to go to the top but the queues were just too long as we had further plans afterwards so we had to leave that. Otherwise I would have to say that it was a good visit and excellent value for money.

1  Thank archer900
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