Among the most visited places in Paris, Eiffel Tower tops the list. This tower was opened about 129 years ago. It is 324M tall and carrying the weight of 10,100 tons. Its construction took 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days and then it was considered as one of the tallest structures in France till a military transmitter was built in Saissac. The engineer who worked to build this structure was called Gustave Eiffel, and hence the tower was is named after him.
Every 7 years, Eiffel Tower requires repainting and needs 60 T of paint. One can go to the top of this tower, however then he has to cover 1,665 steps. Hence most people prefer to use lift for going to the top. Annual travel distance of the lift is 103,000 km. which is 2.5 times of the earth’s circumference.
What you can expect during your Eiffel Tower visit
Eiffel Tower is most famous monument in the world and it still continues to be one of the fascinating places to visit. Most of you must have seen this tower in the pictures, movies or postcards but nothing is comparable with standing really in front of this tower. It has got 3 floors – ground floor, second floor, and finally the summit.
If you are planning to visit the monument then you must book your ticket in advance. Without advance booking of tickets, you may have to waste your time by standing on a long queue. During summer months the waiting-time can be as high as 2 to 3 hours. During weekends and holidays, the situation can be even worse than that. Therefore, get your tickets booked online in advance to avoid these hassles.
What is the best time to visit?
Consider visiting Eiffel Tower during sun set. You can see the wonderful view when it slowly becomes dark. A 5-minute display of sparkling light near the tower is really worth seeing. Even during day time too, it is really very impressive to see the tower however its evening sight is something very special.
It will be best to arrive just before lunch time to avoid long queue and crowd. During lunch time usually, lines are shorter. Also, visiting during winter months or foggy days, you can avoid long queue and get best views. Also, if you visit little before sunset then too you can enjoy the best view.
You can also see the whole Paris from 3 levels where observation platforms are provided. These platforms are connected by elevators and stairs. However, you cannot reach to the top through single elevator. You need to first ride to reach to second level and after that once again you have to stand in a queue for another elevator which can take you to top.
Keep your valuables items safe
Like any other metropolis, in Paris too you may find pick-pocketers and few street thieves who are always ready to steal the valuables from the tourists. Prefer to wear any money belt or any safe method to keep all your cash and cards under your clothes. Also, be careful about your cell phone as well.
Opening hours of Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower remains open on every day and only during particular holidays, it may reduce or extend the admission times. Regular visiting hours from July to August are between 9:00 AM to 12:45 AM. The last ride for elevator for going to the top is 11:00 PM. For rest of the year the timings are from 9:30 AM to 11:45 PM, and the last ride in elevator is at 10:30 PM.
Visit the website http://www.tripindicator.com/eiffel-tower-tickets-tours-floors-details.html to book your Eiffel Tower tour today.