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The Eiffel Tower must be seen at night! It is pretty during the day but at night it is truly glorious! If you arrive from the south you walk through Champ de Mars, a park. The views of the tower just get better and better as you approach, until you're directly under it, and then you can't believe how enormous it is! Get your tickets online in advance so you don't have to wait in extra lines. With your ticket in hand, you wait only for a short while and then take the elevator to the first level (to go to the very top requires online reservations far in advance). The first level is called the 2nd floor in France. It's fun to watch each metal support bar zoom past as you go up the elevator. Once at the first level, you can walk around and see the view on all four sides of the tower. It's lovely to watch the boats gliding along the Seine river, or to watch a wedding in the park below.
If you have kids, check out the playground in the southern end of Champ de Mars. It has plenty of play equipment plus a carousel where kids must hold a stick and try to grab the ring from the ringmaster. Or ride the two-storey carousel below the Eiffel Tower, by the Seine river. You can also stand on the bridge over the Seine and watch the boats go by. A picnic on the lawn in Champ de Mars is always a great idea. Or you can walk north over the Seine and try one of the great ethnic cafes in the Trocadero neighborhood. There are some good museums here too.
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The Eiffel Tower is located at 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France. The nearest metro station is Ecole Militaire.
Tickets to get to the first level (2nd floor) cost 17 euros for adults, 14.50 euros for youth aged 12-24, 8 euros for children aged 4-11 and handicapped people.
You choose a time to go up, when you make your reservation, sometime between about 10am and 10pm.
This is an interactive map, you can zoom and move it.
Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.