Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Tour Eiffel - at last

 14 June 2013

Too touristy, la Tour? Eiffel that is not de France, and any experts will realize the gender’s quite different.  Female, in spite of its phallic form.

 But enough of this clever-arse-ness. 

This time we did it. Up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. You can get your tickets in advance and avoid the queues. They run a tight admission times schedule, though, so there’s no point arriving an hour early.

We walked from the Orangerie, along the left bank of the river – as you approach the tower plays hide and seek, among the buildings, but is easy to find. 

It’s possible to walk to floors 1 and 2 –  but the summit is only accessible by lift.

The views are fantastic, the engineering remarkable, - if you get the chance, do it. 
from the first floor
from the top

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