5 Tips For Visiting The Eiffel Tower
Here’s some nice, useful tips for visiting the Eiffel Tower. You just can’t leave to chances your visit to the Eiffel Tower, can you? No, no, no. No way. Think about it this way. You are in Paris (or you are planning to travel to Paris), and this is your one and only visit to the Eiffel Tower. So wouldn’t you want it to be the greatest experience of your stay in France.
No one ever shared with us tips for visiting the Eiffel Tower before our very first visit to Paris. And guess what. We had to wait in a long, long queue in order to buy our tickets, then we had to wait in another even longer queue to access the Eiffel Tower by lift. Then we went straight to the top, thus missing the chance to take some nice pictures of Paris from the first and second level of the Eiffel Tower.
1. Buy your tickets in advance!
Guess what, you can buy your Eiffel Tower tickets online and skip the long queues on site. You can do so on the official Eiffel Tower website. It’s a great idea to plan your trip to Paris in advance, and buy your tickets to access the Eiffel Tower at a certain time. My advice is to choose a late afternoon hour. Thus, if the weather is fine of course, you can enjoy both day and night views of Paris.
2. Go visit the Eiffel Tower in early spring or late autumn!
Why? Because that’s low season and less people go on vacation, hence the Eiffel Tower would be much less crowded. Avoid visiting the Eiffel Tower in the summer, especially in august, as it is even often closed for congestion.
Another useful tip is to visit the Eiffel Tower during weekdays rather than weekends, and early in the morning, or late in the evening. It gets really crowded at midday (especially on weekends), and you might miss valuable time waiting in lines, instead of enjoying the fabulous Paris landmarks.
3. Go up the Eiffel Tower by the stairs, instead of using the lifts!
Use the stairs! If your physical condition allows it, go up the Eiffel Tower by the stairs. It’s not that hard as you might think, and yes, it’s much more rewarding. You go at your own pace, you see how all those rivets are bind together, and what’s really amazing – you have the chance to take some fantastic pictures of Paris.
You can go by the stairs as much as up to the second level, then you need to use the lift in order to get to the top. Of course, you can get a ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower at that same level.
4. Take your time while on the Eiffel Tower
You see, going to the top level of the Eiffel Tower doesn’t make your visit. Just take your time and enjoy the most visited world landmark. Take the stairs up to the first floor, then relax having a beer or coffee on the first level while enjoying the views of Champ de Mars.
Then head up to the second level and take amazing pictures of Paris. On the second floor visit the souvenirs shop and buy yourself a present. Then have a glass of champagne on the third level to celebrate your visit to the Eiffel Tower.
You might never visit the Eiffel tower again, so take your time and enjoy.
5. Choose an Eiffel Tower tour and enjoy other Paris attractions!
When planning your trip to Paris, a great idea would be to choose one of the Eiffel Tower tours offered by local travel agencies. The advantages – you see several Paris attractions, including the Eiffel Tower of course; you skip the queues; you are accompanied by a professional tour guide.
What else can you do on an Eiffel Tower tour? You visit the Palace of Versailles, you go on a Seine River Cruise, or a Paris City Tour; you enjoy a glass of wine in Moulin Rouge, or have dinner in one of the Eiffel Tower restaurants. Great, isn’t it? Especially if your visit to Paris is only going to last several days.