Paris | Day Two | The Eiffel Tower

August 05, 2015

The Eiffel Tower

 view from The Eiffel Tower view from The Eiffel Tower

The second day of our trip was my birthday. We woke up and had breakfast in the courtyard of our hotel, and then headed off the the Eiffel Tower.

It was really simple to travel round the city on the metro line as we're used to using the tube at home. We planned our journeys outside of peak times so we weren't travelling with commuters, and the longest journey we took was around 20 minuets.

We arrived at the Eiffel Tower early in the day but the queues were already extremely long for the lift entrance - however, if you're up for walking the stair entrance was a lot less busy.

One thing I would recommend you to do is wrap up warm, even if it's a hot day. Underneath the Eiffel Tower is completely shaded and seems to be a bit of a wind trap - it was much colder down there than it was on the top floor of the tower.

inside The Eiffel Tower

inside The Eiffel Tower view fom The Eiffel Tower

view fom The Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower silhouette

After travelling to the second floor you're required to buy another ticket to the top floor. Remember most places in France give huge discounts (or allow you administration for free) if you're under 25, so carry a form of ID around with you.

The view was spectacular and surprisingly the platform wasn't too busy, allowing you take multiple selfies with a long selfie stick.

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