The Eiffel Tower, a symbol of Paris is surely on the bucket list for a lot of people & I was fortunate enough to visit it for the first time in November 2016 and have gone back 2 twice ever since. So here are 5 things I think you should definitely do when you visit the Eiffel Tower.
Just admire it’s god damn beauty
You are finally in Paris, standing near the Eiffel Tower. Take a minute & just enjoy this moment. Look around you and absorb in the beauty of this magnificent place.
Buy a ticket & climb up the Eiffel Tower
This is absolutely a must do!!! And trust me it is worth every penny. There are 3 levels at the Eiffel Tower, accessible by both lift & stairs. The prices below are the latest as per the official website. For any updates you can visit here . There four entry gates but do check which ones are open when you reach there. Also you can opt in for an Audio tour of the Eiffel Tower.
Reach early to get the best view & photos
Trust me when I say it, REACH EARLY. The Eiffel Tower opens at 9:00am and to enjoy it to its fullest reach there as soon as possible. I actually reached there by 10:00 am and it was amazing. There was really less crowd, the ticket counter was empty, the security check & elevator line was really small & best of all the viewing decks on Level 2 were practically empty. It is so because all the planned tour operators as well as the Hop-On-Hop-Off buses normally come there by 11:00 am. So you will get plenty of time to get the perfect picture and Snapstory without many people in it. I left by 12:30pm and by that time there wasn’t even any space to stand on level 2.
Take the mandatory Eiffel Tower photo
Well this is something I don’t even need to mention. Take as many pictures you want, I sure did. I literally have 20 selfies in front of the Eiffel Tower just because I felt like doing do.
Know the RER stations nearby & the routes
This is actually very important if you are travelling by RER as it will help you decide which RER station to go to for your next destination. I travelled the entire city through RER so I can tell you keep a map and by map I don’t mean Google Map. I mean a proper printed map of the metro network. Keep the Google Map to find which station is nearer to your next destination.
NOTE: BEWARE OF PICK POCKETERS
Now, I’m not pretty sure if a lot of people experienced it but I certainly did so I thought I should warn you guys. I will surely share this experience too in another blog post soon. So just be aware of your belongings.
Paris is a wonderful city & Eiffel Tower is an iconic location, so make the most of tour time there & enjoy.
Do let me know about experiences at the Eiffel Tower in the comments below.