When my friend came to visit me in France, I used it as an excuse to do more of the tourist stuff again, despite being a resident here. This ‘stuff’ included finally taking a trip up to the very top of the Eiffel Tower. It was built for the World’s Fair in 1889 and stands at 324m tall, and I went to (nearly) the top!
The views across Paris are fantastic from the top, and next time I really need to take my telephoto lens to pick up some street details. But either way, I got some wider shots.
I even stuck my camera out of the railings once or twice, which made me ever so slightly nervous, to get some straight-down shots, looking onto the Champ de Mars.
I played a bit of Eye-Spy whilst I was up there, and picked out the Arc de Triomphe, and the offices and shopping centre at La Défense!
It may be a bit pricey (around €17) for a ticket all the way to the top of the Tower, but with 25,000 people going up there every day, it’s got to be doing something right.
PS: Get your tickets online and well in advance to dodge the queues.