For our first ever Europe trip, we kept 3 days or rather 2.5 days for Paris. City of Love, City of Fashion, City of Lights, Paris is always in top list for any traveller. With the same height of love with Paris, we kept Paris as one of our destination. We planned this trip in April’16 and we felt freezing there. It was cold and windy and I surprised how natives would be surviving when its actually winter. We landed to Paris on 27th afternoon and by 5 PM, we were in the hotel. What to do with the first evening in Paris, with no doubts we had tickets for Eiffel Tower. This is one of the most recognisable structure in the world and has become a global culture icon of France. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world.
We booked our tickets online 1 month in advance from Eiffel Tower official website http://www.toureiffel.paris/en/preparing-your-visit/buying-your-tickets.html. If you are planning Paris trip, we recommend you to book your tickets much in advance. Specially, the top floor is not easily available and you need to keep a watch on available slots.
Ticket Price, Timings and Other Info
Ticket price is 17 Euro and I felt it is not that too expensive. For timings and other info, we recommend to keep checking official website. There may be changes in visiting timings by the officials and info is updated on the site.
Around the Eiffel Tower
You will find lot of street Vendors around the Eiffel tower selling Junk Food, Drinks, Accessories, Eiffel Tower Show Pieces and sometimes you will find them selling Liquor also late night. Sometimes these street Vendors may be annoying and try hard to sell their stuff. Being a tourist you need to be smart to avoid them.
Please Hold my Camera, I need a Memorable Click
Before travelling, I read lot of reviews suggesting not to handover your camera to unknown. There are cases when this unknown may run away with your camera and there is no one to help you. The strangers may be well dressed so you better not to trust anyone. With these reviews back in my mind, I was very cautious asking someone to capture a life time click of mine. Thanks to the invention of selfie! Jokes apart, you need to be cautious and that’s the only precaution.
One of the dream came true when we witnessed this world famous monument. Paris evening with an amazing weather, glittering lights glazing around the Eiffel Tower, a mesmerising view from top of the tower, it was an unforgettable evening. Hope to see this beauty again!