This trip to Paris I decided to make time to go to the top of this iconic Paris landmark, The Eiffel Tower. Built for the World’s Fair in 1889, the tower remains the most popular attraction in all of Paris. Towering above the city at a height of just over 1,000ft the tower offers spectacular views of the entire city. The tower is named after the engineer whose company designed and built it, Gustave Eiffel. It’s hard to believe that they originally intended the tower to be dismantled after the World Fair ended, but it was such a hit with Parisians that the decision was made to leave the structure. I’m glad they did!
To get to the top of the tower you must purchase tickets which cost $25 euro per adult. The lines for the tower are long but the wait is worth it. On this day I spent 3 hours in line! When I arrived at the top of the tower I enjoyed the views, the gift shops, cafe, and champagne. Don’t be in a hurry and definitely make a stop on all of the towers’ levels. One of which has a glass floor!
Standing on the glass floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Looking down through the glass floor on the first level of the Eiffel Tower.
Are those ants down there?
My short video of the elevator ride up to the top of the Eiffel Tower.