Nov
5
2012

Paris For The Day, The Eiffel Tower

Goukaseishi, Paris

The Eiffel Tower is France’s most recognisable landmarks and is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, but on the day I visited in October..it was sadly, a slight disappointment :( .

I’ve visited many towers around the world, including the sister tower to this? in Tokyo (Tokyo Tower), as I love the views from above a city..but with the gloomy weather during my visit to Paris, the view wasn’t so impressive. One day I hope I will get the chance to visit The Eiffel Tower on a nice day, and hopefully see the view at night, which will probably be fantastic.
The Eiffel Tower from below.

Goukaseishi, Paris

To get to travel to the top you need to wait in line and go through security, before getting a ticket and then waiting, while you get you go through another security option…which I found weird.

The Eiffel Tower is open every single day of the year, and from 9.am – 12:45am from June-September. During the rest of the year The Eiffel Tower is open from 9.30am to 11pm.

The cost of the ticket varies depending on which floor you visit.

For an adult the cost current is:

€8.50 to travel to the 2nd floor (€7 for youth/€4 for children and handicapped visitors)
€14 to travel to the top (€12.50 for youth/€9.50 for children and handicapped visitors)

I made my way to the 2nd floor, as the top was covered in low cloud.

Nord

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The view of the Trocadéro.

Goukaseishi, Paris

More views, nice architecture.

Goukaseishi, Paris

Boats on the Seine.

Goukaseishi, Paris

A panoramic view from The Eiffel Tower.

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A closer view showing the park behind The Eiffel Tower.

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The view was really nice, but I wish the weather had been better. We head inside to see the shop which is near to the toilets as well.

La Boutique Officielle

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The shop had of course a load of souvenirs, including these funny soft toys.

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and Eiffel Tower Biscuits.

Goukaseishi, Paris

I liked the way the cookie/biscuit was used with the illustration of the person in the berry.

We eventually made our way down to the bottom using the lift, which took a while as the lift didn’t turn up for sometime.

For more information on visiting The Eiffel Tower, click here.

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About the Author: Keith Morrell

はじめましてキースです。よろしくおねがいします。 Hello I'm Keith. I'm 25, a Graphic and Web designer from England. I love design, photography, Japanese culture and much more. I have travelled to Japan twice and I currently live in Huddersfield, England. I use this blog to try show the World what I like about Japan, Design & Photography.