The biggest cliché of all in Paris probably visiting the Eiffel Tower. The public transportation isn’t really ideal, it’s far from the city center, there’s not much to do around the Eiffel Tower, and it’s always crowded with tourists. Nonetheless, during my visit to Paris, I determined to climb to the top during my visit to Paris, against all the travel tips I got from the travel professionals. Because? It’s the once in a lifetime thing.
I started the journey from Champ de Mars, where you can see the best view of the Eiffel Tower. It was about to getting dark, but I could still see the iron structure of the tower. While we’re hanging out in the park the sun set, and the tower lightened up. ‘How can a metal structure can be this beautiful?’, I was thinking.
The line wasn’t bad; waited just 5 – 10 minutes to buy the ticket to the top. 14 Euros we paid; the lift entrance for the top. You can also walk to the second floor and then take the lift but it only opened until 6:00pm. Since it was pass the opening time, we had to take the lift to the top. The lift was fast and smooth. The city was all lightened up, the Seine river was glowing with the reflecting lights, and the sky was dark-dark blue.
There was a notice board on the first floor that they are doing a construction for wind-power generator. I understood why when I hit the top. On the level of 896 ft, the wind was very aggressive. Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world, and I could see why. It was, really, romantic. On the top of that, there was a wedding proposal on the top of the Eiffel Tower. She looked very cold in her pretty black dress, but they looked really happy. What a night. What a night.