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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.

Eiffel Tower Admission

Eiffel Tower Admission

It is not covered by the Paris Museum Pass so I had to pay to visit the Eiffel Tower. The cheapest Eiffel Tower admission was for a ticket with stair access to the second floor. You have to pay more to use the elevator, and more to get to the very top. I only went to the second floor 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.

Visiting the Eiffel Tower at Night

I recommend going in the evening, so this way you can see it in the daylight. Then shortly after the sun sets on the Eiffel Tower is when it lights up. Visiting the Eiffel Tower at night is a really romantic and magical experience. It lights up every 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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Eiffel Tower Admission

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Michelle Jensen is a twenty-something traveler, occasionally solo, you’ll find road tripping across the U.S. or hostel-hopping in Europe. Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA with a day job in Television.

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