IF you are visiting Paris, France, then you definitely should not miss to experience the view from the Eiffel Tower.
In the morning, you can see a breath-taking view of the city from the tower’s third floor, which is higher than the London Shard’s 72nd floor. At night, you can see a romantic and incredible view of the city lights from a bird’s eye view.
This year, the Eiffel Tower will turn 125 years old and it will reveal its first floor this autumn.
Here are some helpful tips, if you are planning to go to the Eiffel Tower:
Schedules and prices
From mid-June to August, the tower is open every day from 9am to midnight. Meanwhile from September to mid-June, the tower will also be opened every day from 9:30am to 11P.M.
A lift to the top costs €15 ($20), while those aged 12 to 24 will costs €12.50 ($17), and children 4 to 11 costs €10.50 ($14.29). If you want to go to the second floor, you have to pay €9.50 ($12.93), €7.50 ($10.20) for people age 12 to 24, €4.50 ($6.12) for children age 4 to 11. If you plan to take the stairs to the second floor, you have to pay €5 ($6.80), €4 ($5.44) for people age 12 to 24, €3 ($4.08) for children 4 to 11. Meanwhile, children below four years old are free of charge.
Book a tour in advance to ensure a slot for a lift at the Eiffel Tower. It is best to do these two months before your planed visit to the tower. Make sure the agency and the website you book your ticket from is credible.
If you weren’t able to reserve, you can go there directly for queuing. This means you have to stand in long line along with the 32,000 visitors that the tower has every day.
You can also book a meal at the Le Jules Verne restaurant to avoid the queue.
One more thing, if you really want to experience the beauty and the artistry of Gustav Eiffel’s tower, walk up the 704 plight of steps instead of taking the lift.