The City of Love: Everything You Need to Know About Eiffel Tower

This is for taste, but for many Paris is the most beautiful and romantic city in the world, hence its nickname “the city of love.” Many are the artists – painters, musicians and writers – who have sung the wonders of the Parisian city bathed by the Seine and full of monuments and places that people know without having visited them.

The savoir faire of the Parisians is evident upon arrival. There are a lot of interesting museums to visit and it has a great cultural offer for the whole family, especially in summer.In Paris you can do practically everything and everything is a real pleasure for the senses. The boulevards, the monuments, the museums of Paris and the light are joined by an exquisite gastronomy. Here you can find everything you need to plan your visit.

Climb to the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) was built as a representative element of the Universal Exposition that took place in Paris in 1889. It is without a doubt the main symbol of the city and the most visited monument in the world. In fact, the Eiffel Tower began as a transmitting antenna for telegraphs.

This building being the most visited in Paris is always full of tourists and there are long queues both to enter and to go up. It has three floors and the most common entrance is for the second floor. It is also the one that is always more crowded. The most common is to buy the ticket for the second floor by elevator and then walk or take the elevator down to the first floor. The views from here are nice, but not as spectacular as from the second floor. What they are is much quieter.

How to climb the Eiffel Tower

The monument has a total length of 324 meters high (including the television antenna that is currently at its summit), a length that can vary depending on whether it is hotter or colder as the structure contracts and expands. Its 10 tons of steel and its 2.5 million rivets make up a truly spectacular metal structure. It currently has three levels open to the public. The first is 57 meters high, the second at 115 meters and the third at 276 meters. Despite not being a monument especially suitable for people with claustrophobic problems, the Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument in the world with more than 7 million visitors a year.

To climb the Eiffel Tower you have to know that access to the tower can be done in two ways: by elevator or by stairs. If you decide to do it by the stairs, be prepared because to access the second floor (it is the highest point that can be reached through them) you will have to climb 704 steps. But if you opt for the elevator, leave with enough time to visit the monument because the queues are very long.

Climbing the Eiffel Tower is essential either by looking out from the glass platform on the first floor, by visiting the curious post office that is located on the second platform or simply by living the experience of seeing Paris at sunset from above. An unforgettable experience.

For me, one of the places with the most spectacular views of the city is from the Eiffel Tower.The essential excursions to know a little more about the capital of the Seine. If you take a 48-hour trip to Paris, it is a very good idea to take the classic night cruise tour and then climb the Eiffel Tower. Book your skip-the-line ticket to the Eiffel Tower in advance. You will regret it if you don’t.

 

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