An Afternoon Spent at the Eiffel Tower

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The same day I went to Versailles, after lots of walking, I went to the Eiffel Tower. I had a wonderful, though partly traumatizing afternoon spent at the Eiffel Tower. For those of you who hate heights, like myself, suck it up and do it anyway. This way you won’t ever have to do it again! Also, take the stairs, the line is so much shorter! It is really pretty, though I didn’t think it was brown since every image I’ve seen makes it look black colored. I had a great glass of Lillet before going up to help my nerves.

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Don’t Look Down

Note that you have to pay more to get to the very top. I only went to the second landing, as that was enough for me. I asked a lady who had just gone if it was worth it, she said no, that it was the same view. However, when asking my Aunt, she said it was worth it. Make this decision for yourself, I don’t regret going to the top. I would have had to been air lifted out of there from the massive pain attack it would have caused.

I recommend going in the evening, so this way you can see it in the daylight, then shortly after at night, when it lights up. It lights up ever half hour and you can sit on the grass with a nice snack while waiting. There are loads of guys walking around selling alcohol and snacks so don’t worry if you didn’t bring any. One thing I didn’t like about this area, is that there are a lot of guys trying to sell trinkets. This immediately reminds me of Mexico, and I have no high respect for Mexico. I understand why they do it however, it’s a tourist hot spot. If you’re like me, just keep walking to avoid them.

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