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“Merely to cross the bucket list”
Review of Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Ranked #6 of 1,326 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Completed in 1889, this colossal landmark, although initially hated by many Parisians, is now a famous symbol of French civic pride.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Eiffel is good if you want to cross your bucket list. Don't get me wrong it is massive but It didn’t impress me that much. Additionally to your main ticket,U have to pay extra €6 at the 2nd stop to see The summit which is ridiculous in my opinion. I mean let ppl buy the ticket online! I stayed for more than 45mins just to get the summit pass and almost missed the sunset. And the views aren't that special from the summit either. Beware of pickpockets and keep your valuables with you all the time. Lovre museum on the other hand I would say worth every penny and you could spend hours if not days in there and Eventhough you are not an art lover!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s difficult to describe the feeling to see the Eiffel Tower for the first time. We used to see the tower through movies, TV news, documentaries, books and now we are in front of it!!!

We can tell you that the Eiffel tower in person won’t disappoint you. It gives you a magic feeling and you will feel powerful as the size of it just to get near there. You should reserve sometime to walk around the beautiful green area around it and see the tower in different perspective. When you get there, don’t be disappointed with the line, it’s kind of huge! But you will have two options. The easy way to get up there is using the elevator, that is a little more expensive but quickly and you will not get tired, but the line is bigger of course. The other way is to get a ticket to get some steps done before you get to the top. This was our option for two reasons – First: It was cheaper (Around 7 canadian dolares per person) and the line was really smaller than the other one to get into the elevator. Second: We preferred to get our time up, going slowly, taking pictures and enjoying each step up to check the structure and the views of Paris, we believe it was worth each step we took!
You will find lots of history information about the Eiffel Tower in the way up and as soon as you get up there you will enjoy an amazing view of Paris 360o degrees, you will have gift shops and café with washrooms.
Take your time to go around and see it in detail.

Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 5.
Recommend: Yes totally worth it, more than we expected.
Tips:
1- Get comfortable shoes to get there to enjoy the gardens around and the Eiffel Tower without issues.
2- You will find lots of people selling souvenirs about Paris and the Eiffel tower, so just take your moment to enjoy the view and then make your decision to buy it or not.
3- The Eiffel tower is really beautiful during the day, but is amazing during sunset and you can have champagne lying down in the gardens around it.
4- The security is really serious over there to avoid terrorism, so be ready to pass through it including leaving cell phones and cameras before the security door and take it back after they review it.
5- Enjoy all of it !!!

Thank Discovering D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is AMAZING but the queues are terrible. It wasn't peak season and we waited 1h to get to the tower, we took the stairs because the queue for the elevator was super long, we queued 45 min to get to the top floor and 45 min to go down. Ridiculous.

Thank Gomechu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big queues and lots of building work. Suggestion that you buy lunch on route and sit in the sun and view the world going by!

Avoid the hawkers 5 mini towers for 1€ v annoying!!

Thank TLD310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second tour. Always brilliant. I always do skip the line. Especially in the summer and peak months. No waiting in line and you get a bit of history with your tour guide. The third floor is not worth it, ever. If I do this tour again, I will not do the third floor and may choose to do it at night. I've only gone during the day--once in Oct and once in July. It will be hot and it’s likely to rain. Bring an umbrella for shade or rain because both situations in the crowds can make you miserable. The Eiffel tower is clean, breathtaking and a significant point of interest I believe any tourist should do at least once.

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